White Dorper Stud is based at Dungary, near
Dubbo in central western NSW but it is under
the harsh pastoral conditions at Annalara
Station in Wilcannia in the west of the
state, that the breed makes its best economic
Station originally ran merinos but with
years of devastating drought and lambing
percentages between 30% and 40% Dorpers
were introduced with the intention to concentrate
on meat production. The first year's production
saw the lambing percentage double and the
weaning weight increase considerably.
Annalara Station runs 7,000 ewes in various
stages of upgrading and is expecting the
oldest F3 ewes to drop the first f4 lambs
this year. 2005 will be the first year of
not shearing Merinos although the station
will shear some of the F1 and F2 sheep.
wool from the F1's will go through the auction
system, with fleeces from the higher crosses
discarded. Despite this we feel that there
is no comparison. The White Dorpers are
out performing everything else, even the
Annalara's lambing percentage has nearly
doubled over the last 12 months to 160%
and we are now in a position to sell F1
ewes to other commercial breeders.
dispersing the merino flock and eliminating
the chemicals used to control fly strike,
we were able to move towards organic accreditation.
We are selling to two abattoirs that process
for a niche market.
has been fully certified to organic status
with NASAA (National Association for Sustainable
Agriculture Australia). Being certified
organic has allowed us to reap premiums
of up to 580c/ kg dressed weight to processors
for the domestic lamb market.
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