Dorperland Dorper club Championship Show Upington – May 2015
Show winners during the Dorper Worldshow at Bredasdorp 2014.
Nooitgedacht Dorper Stud was awarded South Africa’s National Sheep Farmer of the year for 2011. This competition and award is hosted by Voermol in collaboration with the University of the Free State, BKB, First National Bank, Landbouweekblad, National Wool Growers Society of South Africa and the Red Meat producers Organisation. Professor Johan Greyling is the chief judge and are assisted by Professor Hennie Snyman and Dr Hendrik van Pletzen. Nooitgedacht Dorper Stud is honoured with this prestigious award after a thorough audit of farming practices, breeding and selection methods, pasture utilisation and conservation, technology, personnel management, productivity, herd management, reproduction rate and for the role they play in organised agriculture. Nooitgedacht Dorper Stud was the first Dorper farming enterprise to win this prestigious award in the history of the competition.
Reserve Champion Dorper
Reserve Champion Dorper
Oscar World Champion 45 – 65 kg ram lam
Wekker, Wickets, Big Ben Son
Reserve Grand Champion Cheetha (Freestate) Show
Junior and Grand Champion Vanwyksvlei Show
Junior en Grand Champion (Freestate) Show
Toeter Ewe Lam Derde plek Cheetha (Vrystaat) Skou
This Stud received several awards in the show ring since 1982. One of the best awards was the LAW Abbatoir ISO lamb award in Groblershoop, where we took first place in the slaughter lam competition that took place over a year. Best quality lambs naturally achieve the best price per kg. “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Thus Dorpers is not only beautiful, they also taste delicious. See accompanying report from the Landbou Weekblad of July 6, 2001.
NOOITGEDACHT DORPER SLAUGHTER LAMB RESULTS FOR 2009.
- Average slaughter percentage was 50,30%
- Average live weight was 50, 42 kg.
- Average cold weight was 25,36 kg
GRADING WAS AS FOLLOWS FOR ALL SLAUGHTERED LAMBS IN 2009
- A1 – 2,35%
- A2 – 80,00%
- A3 – 15,30%
- A4 – 2,35%
You will notice that the average weight is high, keep however in mind that according to our selection policy, young ewes not scanning pregnant after 51 day mating cycle, are being slaughtered. Also bear in mind that we weigh ram and ewe lambs at six months of age and that those with cul faults and poor indices are then slaughtered. Thesee lambs however a small percentage of the marketing lambs, are older than the average and did increase the average weight. However, I want to express my admiration of my father who has the special ability to grade lambs.
The above mentioned figures cna be verified by Mr Alvin Steenkamp of Botha van der Walt at Upington. His cell number is +27 (0)82 564 2085
Did you know:
That all ewes which have difficulty to lamb or which exceeded an average interlam period of 350 days, are culled.
That all young ewes that are not scanned pregnant after the first mating season, are slaughtered.