American Dorper Sheep Breeders’ Society – the official registry for Dorper Sheep in the United States.
The Society was organized in December of 1995. In October of 1996 the first event was held in Cameron, Texas with attendees from Mexico, Canada, South Africa and several regions of the United States. The first business meeting was held and a board of directors was elected. By December 1996, the organizational by-laws were formalized and the Society was incorporated.
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The American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society’s Board of Directors is recommending the following bylaw amendments, to be voted on at the 2018 Annual General Membership meeting, April 20 in Duncan, OK. To view the complete recommended changes, click here.
Livestock producers have struggled through the years to measure the carcass merit of live animals quantitatively to select for superior genetics. Collecting loin-eye and fat-depth measurements via ultrasonic technologies is an accurate tool to predict carcass merit. However, it has not become widely accepted in the sheep industry. Consequently, not enough trained technicians are available to collect this information for seedstock producers.
North Dakota State University – through sponsorship by the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center – is hosting four sheep scanning educational and certification schools throughout the country to increase the number of trained technicians available to sheep producers.
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