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Paddock-to-plate lamb

DORPER sheep are helping Dalby State High School students learn more about where their food comes from, and for many of the students, it’s coming from their agricultural plot.

The school has had Dorpers for about six years, but not a lot had been done with them, until 2015.

Agricultural teacher and subject co-ordinator Janine Milnes and livestock manager Hayden Todd took on the challenge, using Dorpers to reduce costs by using the lambs in the boarding kitchen.

“We both have a keen interest in sheep and wanted to put more effort into selectively breeding ewes, and in 2015 we tested the water by taking prime lambs to the Bell Show and we did well with them,” Mr Todd said.

Click here to read the full article in the DSSA liftout magazine.

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