NEW DATE QLD Region Sale

NEW DATE CONFIRMED for the 2018 QLD Region Sale. 10th Annual QLD Multi Vendor Dorper & White Dorper Ram & Ewe Sale Monday 22nd October – 11am. St George Showground Contact: Richard Knights 0428 257 367 Agent: Elders – Peter Sealy 0428 626 959  

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Robust Dorpers a winner at Karlgarin

WHEN lambing figures come in at 236 per cent for the 2017 season, the question on everyone’s lips is, how and where do I sign up? The answer, according to the Ray family at Karlgarin, is with the mighty Dorper. The highly fertile, fast-maturing and robust nature of the Dorper...

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Dell stud top Dubbo National Dorper sale

THE van Niekerk family of African and Dell Dorper studs at Moama continued their dominance at the 2018 National Dorper and White Dorper Sale on Wednesday, topping both ram sections. In total, 81 of 110 Dorper and White Dorper rams and ewes sold to record a 73 per cent clearance...

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National Sale 2018

DSSA National Sale, Dubbo NSW Wednesday 5 September 2018 A huge thank you to the vendors, bidders and under bidders. The DSSA would also like to thank the national sale committee and volunteers who donated their time and effort preparing for the sale and setting up at the showgrounds, it...

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Dorper ewes adapt well to cold conditions at Willaura

DESPITE not being a traditional Dorper environment, the robust breed is thriving in the wet, cold conditions of western Victoria, according to Willaura-based farm manager Marty Rodd, Kintan. Mr Ross, who looks after a spread of properties for Melbourne-based businessman Max Morton and wife Dorothy, has been impressed with the...

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Royal Adelaide Show 2018: White Dorper winners boast superb length

THE Adelaide Show has long been a family affair for the Keach family, Goolwa Beach, and this year it continued with their White Dorper and Australian White sheep. Diana Keach first competed at Adelaide 70 years ago, as a 10-year-old in the horse arena, and has been involved with the show...

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A one-stop shop for all things Dorper

MEMBERS and potential Dorper producers can now find exactly what they need on the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia’s website, which has been upgraded to include useful information about the breed. The new DSSA website went live in May, and features the latest news about the breed, the online magazine,...

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Producers can help keep the flock free of disease

Given the widespread economic and animal health impacts inflicted on Australian sheep flocks by Ovine Johne’s Disease and Ovine Brucellosis, industry leaders are calling on producers to familiarise themselves with up-to-date management procedures to reduce infection risk. The current OJD Management plan was set to expire at the end of...

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Flock shift boosts fertility

HIGH fertility has allowed Brett and Lyndall Norris to dramatically increase numbers in their White Dorper operation at Cheddington, Warrumbungle. The lamb producers, who are now commercial members of the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia, bought their first 253 ewes in February, 2016, when they shifted from a Merino and...

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Keeping an eye on water

Remote water monitoring products are paying off for producers on large properties by allowing them to idenitfy leakages and stock watering issues early. Wildeye managing director Kieran Coupe, said the four core products used by sheep producers included rain gauges, water level sensors for tanks servicing stock, water meter monitors...

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