White Dorper Breeding Only excellence
IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE, YOU WILL ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS GOT '
Dorper and White Dorper are extensively being used for the commercial prime - lamb industry and low - maintenance/input ewe flock.
The most influential factor to a Commercial Breeder is How many Lambs are Produced from Ewes Mated.
It is a known fact that dorper Ewes and Crosses are mated earlier (seven month with body weight of 40 kgs plus). Their ability to lamb every 8 month gives the Dorper breed a major advantage in terms af Lambing PERCENTAGE.
COUPLED with proven Carcass Meat Yield of UP TO 57.1% (results available), it clearly shows that the BREED is nothing but extraordinary. The White Dorper has won 1st place in the All Meat Breed Competition (South Africa) for the past 10 years.
A Queensland trial testing the performance of meat sheep sires crossed with Merino ewes has revealed the Damara and Dorper breeds to be the best performers.
Dr David Falepau: In the first draft we removed most of the Merino progeny and quite a large percentage of the Rambouillet progeny, two weeks later we removed most of the Poll Dorsets, two weeks later the majority of the South African Meat Merinos and so almost six weeks to two months later, we were left with just the Dorper and Damara cross progeny.
Please see OUR News Section breed trials results for 2005&2006, these are facts.
This is where DORPER PERFORMANCE shines,and well in place to fill seasonable and non-seasonable markets needs,it is simply bred to perform,and to value add with very EFFICIENT TRAITS.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY DORPER IS SO SUCCESSFULL
- Fast growth to allow early sale of prime lamb.
- Early reproductive maturity for ewes.
- Very high twinning rate.
- Excellent natural mothering instinct, coupled with good milk production.
- Breeding out of season all - year - round.
- They are graziers, browsers and non - selective in their habits of feeding.
- Big saving interms of labour input as they do not require (shearing, crutching, mulesing, no flystrike) and natural resistence to internal parasites.
- No energy lost for wool growth instead the meat yield is high as a percentage of liveweight.
- A highly improved carcass quality in a cross bred breeding program.
- A very easy care breed (Ref. DPI Vic. Ag note 0827).
- Weed menue include: salvation jane,viper bugloss,barley grass,dog bush,serrated tussock,african lovegrass,sweet briar to name few.
- the most tender,sweet,and aromatic meat ever tasted (people choice award) .
- Brilliant results for Carcass meat yield . latest result april 2008 above 55%).
Taken the above factors, its only logical to make the right decision of what will produce more money, make more sense and able to survive From Canada to the African continent (Snow and Sahara), including Australia.
THE DORPER / WHITE DORPER IS A MAGNIFICIENT ANIMAL, ALL WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS TO SHOW YOU IT'S MERITS, FOR YOUR OWN SUCCESSFUL OPERATION
See below for more detailed information about the Breed History and Standard of Excellence
The Dorper sheep breed was developed in South Africa in the 1930’s by the Department of Agriculture. The need to produce a quality sheep meat product that would meet the demands of international buyers and for a meat sheep breed that was able to perform well under extreme conditions was paramount. The Department developed such a sheep by crossing the Dorset Horn with the Black Headed Persian.
The perfect meat sheep breed slowly evolved, the body being white, the head black. Over several generations a pure white Dorper was developed.
The advantages / attributes of the WHITE DORPER /DORPER are many below are few:
The breed HAVE to survive the harsh arid zones of South Africa, reproduce reliably off unreliable natural pastures and finish lambs off to an acceptable standard.
A- The breed must produce a rapidly growing lamb that was born small, yet achieve a high weaning weight.
B- The lamb would need early vigour to survive the scorching days and freezing nights in an environment of heavy predation.
C-The ewe would also need exceptional mothering abilities to protect her lamb.
D- The ewe would also have to produce a HIGH MILK YIELD, high in butterfat, to grow out her small lamb.
E- The rams needed a high libido particularly as they would need to serve successfully in the heat of the South African day AND/OR the pastoral country of AUSTRALIA
F- WHITE DORPER /DORPER would need to show a high degree of responsiveness to feed availability to maximise gains from available pasture. one tool needed to survive irregular rainfall and droughts like AUSTRALIA
G-THE BREED needed to have a suitable skin and cover that would protect them from solar radiation and the thorns prevalent in the South African bush country. MORESO IN A COUNTRY LIKE OURS.
H-The Dorper sheds its hair/wool covering naturally in response to a change in the season unlike other wool shedding breeds where shedding is genetically preprogrammed to occur at a particular time. The BREED is not susceptible to fleece rot.
The above equated to an AMAZING BREED CALLED WHITE DORPER/DORPER
we are member of the Australian dorper sheep society wd 374
also south African society membership 5074