Sheep show a great learning experience for two first timers

This year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show has been an exciting learning experience for Kylie and Peter Wood. The Marong couple showed at the nation’s biggest sheep show for the first time after establishing Kype Park sheep farm in January with 14 ewes and a ram. Previously, they have been a...

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White Dorper supreme to Prieska

Big classes in the White Dorper ring kept judge Nick Pagett busy working his way through the excellent sheep being displayed. “I like a sheep with a good barrel, it is what sets the Dorper apart from other breeds,” Mr Pagett said as he awarded the grand champion ram the supreme...

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Dorpers defy the dry

ALTHOUGH the season has been tough Dorper prices have remained consistently strong in multi-vendor sales, regional Dorper sales and for prime lambs in the saleyards and over the hook. The sucker lamb market is also a very profitable market with Dorpers and Dorpers finish quickly at a young age. It’s...

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A huge year for the breed

THE Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) has moved to a calendar year beginning 2018 for reporting purposes, and while it’s left a six-month period for reporting, the society still achieved a lot in that time frame. We firstly welcomed a new executive officer to the fold, Sara Winn, who...

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2018 Liftout Magazine

The 2018 DSSA liftout is now available. Click here to view the online magazine. You can pick up a hard copy at a DSSA event, or in your local Fairfax newspaper from 5th -11th July 2018.

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Dorper and White Dorper 2018: The ideal feed converters

As the Australian Government responds to calls for greater restrictions, or in the worst case a total ban on the live export trade, Dorper producers should prepare their businesses to cope with possible outcomes that may result. The good news for Dorper breeders is that they are in a strong...

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Southern Region Sale Catalogue

The Southern Region Sale catalogue is now available. Click here to view the PDF version, or click here to view the lots on the online Flockbook. The sale will be held 1pm, Sunday 22nd July in conjunction with The Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo VIC. For further information...

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DSSA National Sale Entries Now Open

The annual DSSA National sale will be held 4th-5th September 2018 at Dubbo Showgrounds, NSW. The DSSA would like to announce that sale entries are now open to all DSSA stud members. Vendors will again have the choice of Landmark or Elders as their selling agent. All animals will be...

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