Special features of the Dorper

Valued worldwide

In 1946 the breed project was finalized and the Dorper Breeders Association (now known as the Dorper Sheep Breeders’ Society of South Africa) was establish on the 19th of July 1950 (at Grootfontein College of Agriculture) and currently we have more than 600 members.

The Dorper breed is now numerically the second largest sheep breed in South Africa.

Although the Dorper breed was declared indigenous to South Africa, it has found its way all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Middle East, China, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Mexico, United States, various African countries, Israel and Namibia, where farmers now farm with this magnificent breed because of its outstanding qualities.

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We have removed the information of our members from our website. You are welcome to contact us at admin@dorpersa.co.za or +2749 8422 241 if you require information about any of our members.
We will not provide our members details to anyone for marketing purposes.
Kind regards, The team

Latest publications

Dorpers into the new century
Available to purchase
Dorper News 2019
Dorper News 2018
Dorper News 2017