Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Conference Title

5th International Sheep Veterinary Congress

Publisher

Congress Committee South Africa, Chairman Prof. Gareth Bath

Place of Publication

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Keywords

Sheep, Dorper, History, Western Australia

Abstract

The history of Dorper sheep in Western Australia is reviewed, since their arrival as embryos from South Africa, in 1996. Limited data are provided - mainly small-scale observations and anecdotes - on reproduction, growth rates, carcass characteristics, diseases, and some other issues that have been encountered with the sheep in Western Australia. Predictions are made for the future of Dorper sheep in Western Australia.

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