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PLENTY of people might associate being a sheep farmer as hard work, but for Jenny and Paul Wilcox it's a breeze.

The couple run "Gwendoline", Springdale, and they say their focus on ease of care with their relatively small, but profitable Dorper sheep flock fits perfectly with their self-sufficient farming lifestyle.

Through their family they had previously had some exposure to Merinos, but when it came to stocking their own farm the adaptability and ease of care of the Dorpers caught their eye.

On their 160 hectares they run a 300 head ewe flock.

"We don't have to shear, we don't have to crutch, or treat lice," Mrs Wilcox said.

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