Sheep: Dorper and White Dorper Australian Sheep Exports

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the minimum order quantity?

This depends on the country we are exporting to and the particular breed.

For countries that have cargo flights directly from Australia the minimum order quantity for sheep is 100 head.


What countries can you export sheep to?

We may export throughout:

Asia - China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan.

Middle East - United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia.

We may also export to most countries globally.


Note: Australia's Livestock Exporters do not export livestock for slaughter purposes but only dairy and breeding purposes.


Dorper and White Dorper Sheep

Australian Livestock Exporters recommend the Dorper and White Dorper sheep. These sheep are great because they are both easy to care for and produce a high ROI for the producer, with minimal inputs in term of labour, resources and money. The Dorper breed is characteristically adaptable and performs well across a wide range of environmental and climate conditions.


Benefits of This Breed

The Dorper are preferred for their excellent feed utilisation and conversion: they don’t need shearing, crutching and mulesing, and they are disease resistant.

Purebred Dorper rams can reach a live-weight of 90-120 kg and ewes 50-80kg. The Dorper carcass has a good conformation and fat distribution.

The Dorper don’t have a defined breeding season and can breed continually. Their breeding intervals can be as short as 8 months or 3 times in 2 years. Running rams with ewes continuously is one option that may stimulate reproduction, however it is also likely that ewes will adjust their fertility according to conditions.


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