Dorper society hosts sixth annual show
THE Southern Region of the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) is holding its sixth annual show and sale in conjunction with this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool show in Bendigo.
The DSSA is expecting about 300 entries to be judged in the ring at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, with a further 90 sale animals to be sold by auction.
The Dorper breed is one of Australia’s fastest growing sheep breeds.
Its rapid increase in popularity is due to the sheep’s potential to adapt to the many varying climates and grazing conditions that Australia has to offer.
The breed was introduced into Australia in 1996 and has proven its ability to be developed for domestic and export meat markets.
White Dorpers and Dorpers are now commonly seen grazing the paddocks throughout many areas of Australia, driven by its ability to inject greater profitability into the farming enterprise.
Dorpers were specifically 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.
This was proven at the 2014 Dubbo Show all breeds Prime Lamb competition, where the Dorpers achieved nine of the 12 highest point scoring carcases, as well as overall Grand Champion in the Hoof and Hook competition.
The Dorper’s success and growing popularity is a testament of its ability to meet and service the needs of both producers and consumers.
For more information visit www.dorper.com.au.