Dorper Sheep For Sale in Namibia
What is Dorper Sheep?
The Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep. The breed was created through the efforts of the South African Department of Agriculture to breed a meat sheep suitable to the more arid regions of the country. It is now farmed in other areas as well, and is the second most common sheep breed in South Africa.
Dorper Sheep For Sale in Namibia
Dorper Sheep for sale whatsapp +27631521991. N$ 1,000.00. MYNA17212 Otjinene / all. The Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by …
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a sheep cost in Namibia?
Namibia Live Sheep 2023 Retail Prices
The retail price range in Rand for live sheep is between NAD 19.43 and NAD 58.29 per kilogram or between NAD 8.81 and NAD 26.43 per live weight pound(lb) in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
What kind of sheep are in Namibia?
The commercial small stock farmers and the communal farmers of the southern regions farm predominantly with Dorper, Van Rooi, Black Headed Persian, Karakul sheep and their crosses and Boer goats. The Dorper is the most numerous. Sheep is predominantly kept for meat and pelt production.
Which sheep make the most money?
Commercial breed tups such as Suffolk or Texel, for example, is where the money lays. If you’re lucky, head to auction and watch that bidding price soar. Leicester longwools are bred specifically for their fleece. Selling wool isn’t going to make you rich but it’s a nice side hustle.
Which sheep grow faster?
The Dorper is a fast-growing meat-producing sheep. The Dorper is an easy-care animal that produces a short, light coat of wool and hair that is shed in late spring and summer.
What is Dorper sheep meat quality?
Dorper sheep are bred for meat, not wool, so they do not produce lanolin which gives wool lamb it’s gamey flavor. Mild, prime tasting, delicate and delicious meat! Often called the Angus of Sheep, Dorper Lamb is a high-quality lean meat that’s loaded with more good for you nutrients than any other meat.
What is Dorper used for?
It is used in the manufacture of high quality leather clothes and gloves. These skins are a sought-after export product, and few Dorper skins are used locally in the leather industry. Pickled Dorper skins are mostly sold for export at good prices.
What are the advantages of Dorper sheep?
- Non selective grazing and able to do well in a range of different types and quality of feed.
- No mulesing.
- Clean points, breach and belly reducing grass seed and flystrike.
- Sheep naturally shed their fleece, reducing need for shearing.
- Require less feed to maintain condition.
At what age do Dorper sheep start breeding?
Dorper ewes have high conception rates, are reasonably fecund and their less-seasonal breeding pattern allows them to mate year- round. Maiden ewes can be incorporated into the breeding flock at around 8 months of age and ewes remain productive up until 7 years or older.
How fast do Dorper sheep grow?
This breed grows very quickly when compared to other breeds. By four months of age, most lambs have already attained a weight of 80 to 90 pounds, which is the market standard. They gain weight rapidly at approximately a quarter of a pound per day.
How long do Dorper sheep live for?
Domesticated sheep live to about 10 to 12 years old, similar to large dog breeds. However, some breeds of sheep may live longer than 20 years.