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Breeding Objectives

  • Douwana Dorper have set a clear breeding objective to produce a fast growing lamb that can handle an extreme environment, while traveling long distances to food and water.

  • Douwana Dorper strives to produce high lambing percentages that suit the increasing public demand for quality product.

  • Through growth, fat and muscle measurement, together with visual assessment and family pedigree performance, it enables us to make advanced breeding decisions.

  • Through close monitoring of our flock, Dorpers are chosen to enter our embryo transfer program. Our top 5-10% of ewes are chosen to go over specially selected sires to ensure optimum genetic gain.

Breeding Programs

Here's A Snapshot

To help meet demand for our animals we have recently conducted on farm embryo programs with the best of our breeding flock.

Semen testing
Semen testing
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Flushing Ewes
Flushing Ewes
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Douwana Dorpers ready and waiting their turn
Douwana Dorpers ready and waiting their turn
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Flushing and testing
Flushing and testing
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Each sample is carefully tested
Each sample is carefully tested
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Another Successful Embryo Program