About Dorpers

Tattoo Marking

How to mark your Dorpers

Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines stipulated by the Department of Agriculture:

Register your Dorpers

According to law, all livestock have to be marked and registered. Download and fill in these documents:

Tattoo Marks On Dark Pigmented Animals

  • Enough ink must be used.
  • The ear must be well cleaned.
  • The ink must be rubbed in well to ensure that the mark remains permanent, visible and readable long after marking.
  • To read – clean ear again, with a wet rag or mentholated spirits or shine a light behind the ear.

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