Dorper sheep thrive in the out country

BRENDAN Duncan watched the Dorper National sale from home at Wentworth in between mustering sheep for marking, but was still able to see the second top-priced Dorper ram sell at $10,500 and be a co-purchaser. At Dubbo showground Annabel Mangal and Bronte Mawson of Genelink Dorpers, Nairne, South Australia, did the...

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Unique market for Dorper lamb at Pittsworth

RUNNING a handful of Dorpers is a big change from broadacre farming at Yandilla, but Charlie and Susan Uebergang have eased into it by setting up a unique market, selling straight to the customer. The Uebergangs have a small flock of just 20 ewes at “Cooleigh”, Irongate, near Pittsworth, using...

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Prime Dorper Lamb branded products on the menu

QUALITY Prime Dorper Lamb branded products are  now on the menu for North Coast consumers. The brand development initiation from the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc. aims to facilitate the connection from paddock to plate, ensuring integrity and traceability of its products. Warren and Marina Wiggins, Boorabee Dorpers, Bexhill near...

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Tri-Kera’s Crettenden family say Dorper sheep reduce workload

Scott and Julie Crettenden and their son Jack, have never looked back since switching to Dorper sheep eight years ago. The Crettenden family run a 2160-hectare mixed farming enterprise near Karkoo on Lower Eyre Peninsula. On their property Tri-Kera, they run 2500 White Dorper ewes and 40 rams, and crop...

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A taste for easy-care at Cobar

Making the most of partially developed country at Cobar takes innovation and some lateral thinking, however, John and Ann Crossing are determined to make it work. The Broken Hill-born couple, who moved to Cobar to follow careers in the mining industry, run the 3642-hectare property, “Glenace”. Mr Crossing said the...

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Dorpers flourish in tough climate at Cobar

DORPERS are the perfect fit for rangeland country at Cobar, thanks to the breed’s ability to thrive anywhere. Robert and Donna Chambers and their daughter Erica, “Osterley Downs”, have been breeding Dorpers for nearly 14 years, starting with White Dorpers. “When we started the abattoirs and meat buyers didn’t like...

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Dorpers’ year of success boosts breed

NO SHEEP breed has quite captured the consumer spotlight in the past year like the Dorper. The launch of the breed specific branding, Prime Dorper Lamb, by the progressive Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) has shone a spotlight on the meat eating qualities of the breed. The move was...

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