Delight in dorpers: Lamb breed weighs in to growing wave of popularity

Steven and Cindy Freckleton breed dorper sheep for farmers across Australia. Pictures: Louise Donges

Steven and Cindy Freckleton breed dorper sheep for farmers across Australia. Pictures: Louise Donges

SUNRAYSIA sheep producer Steven Freckleton says the popularity of dorpers has significantly increased since his family began breeding them at their property at Karadoc, near Red Cliffs, in 2009.

The Australian meat and livestock industry is hoping to make the breed’s meat as popular as the angus breed has become for the beef industry.

Mr Freckleton said dorper meat had a better flavour than other types of lamb and the breed also produced a larger yield. 

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