Nomuula double toppers

FOUR buyers from Queensland and 10 from NSW secured 27 rams at auction during the 2020 Eastern Region Dorper and White Dorper sale at Dubbo on Friday. Eleven of 24 Dorper rams from seven vendors sold to as top of $5000 to average $1273 while 16 or 28 White Dorper...

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Eastern Region Sale Catalogue Out Now

5th Annual DSSA Eastern Region Sale Friday 28th February 2020 Venue – Dubbo Showgrounds, Dubbo NSW Thursday 27th February – All sheep to be unloaded and housed between 8.00am – 12.00pm. Classing begins at 2.00pm. Friday 28th February – 11am Eastern Region Sale begins. Classing of the sale animals will...

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Queensland cattle producer switches to Dorper sheep and wins

INVESTING in quality rather than time was pivotal to Deon Stent-Smith’s successful transition from cattle producer to prime lamb grower. Five years ago Mr Stent-Smith and his wife Lane, Shandonvale, near Barcaldine, were running a line of Simmental and Simbrah cattle on 6000 hectares of tough country where summer rain...

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Amarula Dorpers achieve 96 per cent clearance despite dry conditions

A focus to attract new producers to invest in Dorper genetics paid off for the Kirkby family of Amarula stud, Gravesend, with the commercial relevance of their stock helping them achieve a near perfect clearance in a tough selling climate. Justin and Lorroi Kirkby were supported by 28 registered bidders...

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E-commerce platform allows farmers to sell lamb direct to consumers

In a time where Australian farmers are being challenged by adversity in every direction, a new e-commerce platform has been developed to bridge the gap between customer and farmer with a buy direct system. The PDLmarketplac e-commerce platform has been developed to provide lamb consumers with quality assured Prime Dorper...

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Prime Dorper Lamb brand launches e-commerce platform

A new e-commerce platform has been launched to connect Dorper lamb producers straight to customers, with Queensland coming on board first. PDL Marketplace is the latest step for the Prime Dorper Lamb branded product and has been launched in Queensland and Victoria. The platform was originally developed through a collaboration...

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Data Improves Productivity

A lot of the guess work has been taken out of selection for Bellevue Dorper stud principals, David and Robbie and daughter Sophie Curtis. The Curtis’ have been performance recording their Dorper and White Dorper flocks since 2007 on their mixed farming property near Millmerran, Queensland. Having better predictions of...

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Dorper sheep stud owners vie for major Landcare award

A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep, who claim the breed’s extreme adaptability is inspiring them to prevail during crippling drought conditions, are set to represent NSW at the 2020 National Landcare Awards. Fifteen years ago Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, of Amarula Dorpers, discovered Dorpers, which have the ability to...

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Consumer considerations key

Sustainability, animal welfare and environment will become increasingly important factors for future red meat consumption, according to Food Consultant Sarah Hyland. Ms Hyland, who has a background in food product development and consumer research, said consumers are increasingly wanting to know if an animal had been treated well and was...

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The magic of Mulga

There’s no secret to surviving a drought, according to western Queensland grazier Kevin Bredhauer. “You just have to sell down. You’ve got to have good water, good Mulga and a good bank manager.” Fortunately for Mr Bredhauer, he’s got at least two of these in spades on his 40,500 hectare...

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