By Dominic Geiger
A Dorper Information Day was held at the Condobolin Agricultural Research Station last Friday.
The seminar featured speakers from the New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment and the Dorper Sheep Society Australia.
Organiser Graham Pickles said the seminar was targeted towards people who were considering starting a Dorper enterprise.
“We are also providing more information on the Dorper ram trial, which is the first ever in the country,” he said.
“We’re demonstrating how to exercise quality control over the breed; it’s an educational event.”
Wicas Cronje, an internationally renowned Dorper Inspector from South Africa, was on hand to give a demonstration on how to give rams rankings.
“I am impressed with the standard of rams I have seen here today,” Wicas said.
“For a first time you have done very well.
“Today I have been separating the rams into stud, flock or cull categories.”
Graham said the Dorper industry has come a long way since appearing in Australia 12 years ago.
“To go from nothing to 12 and a half percent of the Australian sheep stock is something amazing,” he said.
“It’s the fastest growing breed in the world.”
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