5th International Sheep Veterinary Congress
Congress Committee South Africa, Chairman Prof. Gareth Bath
Place of Publication
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Sheep, Dorper, History, Western Australia
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.
Butler, R, Wiese, S C, and Young, M C. (2001), The history and performance of Dorper sheep in Western Australia, 5th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Congress Committee South Africa, Chairman Prof. Gareth Bath, University of Pretoria, South Africa, pp.78-78.