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In the 1930s the need arose for a sheep breed which could produce fast growing lambs with a high quality carcass under extensive conditions. Originally bred for the arid regions of South Africa, Dorpers original from the cross breeding of the Blackhead Persian ewes with a Dorset Horn ram.  Later some Van Rooy genetics were introduced to white variants to get the White Dorper.

Introduced to Australia in mid-1990s, White Dorpers and Dorpers are quickly becoming the fastest growing sheep breed in Australia, due to their potential to adapt to the many varying climates and grazing conditions that Australia has to offer and the greater profitability that can be gained when using such a superior breed as the Dorper breed. Dorpers were bred to produce a high quality carcass under extensive conditions, thus have the reputation of rapid weight gain, excellent carcass conformation and fantastic fat distribution and as well as being non-selective grazers, they have excellent feed conversion.  With their shedding ability, they are low maintenance and do not require shearing, mulesing, crutching or tail docking.  Dorpers and White Dorpers are also highly fertile, polyoestrus and very maternal producing fast growing vigorous lambs.



The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc. is the proprietor of above the trademark which was developed to assist in marketing the Prime Dorper Lamb brand and facilitate the connection from paddock to plate.  The logo represents our integrity and traceability.  Our goal is to ensure: "Prime Dorper Lamb is ethically sourced from MSA accredited producers who have a high regard for animal welfare and produce quality lamb with superior yield of carcass and eating quality."

It is our vision to have the Prime Dorper Lamb brand and logo well recognised throughout the country as the lamb of choice.

 

Please click below to read our 2017 Liftout

 

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October 2017 

Monday 9th October - Burrawang On Property Ram Sale

Burrawang's 11th on farm sale.  Over 100 quality Dorper and White Dorper Rams on offer.
Inspections from 9am, Sale starts at 11am.  Agents: BR&C
Catalogue and Map will be available on www.burrawangdorpers.com.au
Contact: Mal Brady 0428 500 027, Darren Old 0459 980 591 or Graham Pickles 0418 112 888

 

Friday 13th October - Wentworth Dorper and White Dorper Sale

Viewing to commence at 10am at the Wentworth Showgrounds.
For more information please contact Agents: BR&C Mildura - Darren Old 0459 980 591

 

Wednesday 18th October - Kaya Dorper and White Dorper Sale

13th Annual Production Sale.  Sale commences 12 noon, inspections from 10am.
At the Narrogin Ram Pavillion, Clayton Road, Narrogin WA.  See flyer for further details.
91 Dorper and White Dorper Rams; 102 Dorper and White Dorper Ewes.
Brucellosis Accredited, OJD tested negative and approved vaccinates.
Click here for Catalogue.  Click for ASBV's - White Dorpers ASBV's and Dorper ASBV's.
For more information contact Adrian Veitch 0427 948 339 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October - Hobart Royal Show

For the schedule and more information please see the website

 


 

January 2018

Tuesday 23rd January - Belowrie White Dorper Sale

To be held at Dubbo Showgrounds, Dubbo NSW.  Viewing from 11am, Sale at 1pm.
Approximately 50 quality stud and commercial White Dorper Rams and 20 Ewes.
Agents: Landmark Dubbo.  Iinterfaced with AuctionsPlus.
For more information contact David Piper on 0447 840 333.

 


 

March 2018

Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd March - Eastern Region Show and Sale

To be held at Dubbo NSW
Further information will be available closer to the date

 


 

April 2018

Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th April - Toowoomba Royal Show

DSSA National Show to be held in conjunction with the Toowoomba Royal Show
Venue - Toowoomba QLD
Further information will be available closer to the date

 


 

August 2018

Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August - Lambex

Venue - Perth WA
For more information visit their website

 


 

September 2018

Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th September - DSSA National Sale

Venue - Dubbo Showgrounds
Further information will be available closer to the date

 


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July 2016

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July - The Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc National Show and Southern Region Annual Sale
Venue - Bendigo VIC
Further information will be available closer to the dates

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