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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.

Get Certified to Scan Sheep!

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.
Click here to learn more.

Apr 20 ADSBS Annual General Membership Meeting, Duncan, OK
For more info contact ADSBS at dorpers@ymail.com

Apr 20-21 2018 Mid America National Dorper & White Dorper Show & Sale, Duncan, OK
For more info contact ADSBS at dorpers@ymail.com. Entry deadline: March 10

May 5 Holman Ranch & Powell-Holman Dorper & White Dorper Sale, Hamilton, TX
For more info: www.holmanranch.com

May 10-12 Ohio Dorper Showcase Sale, Eaton, OH
For more info www.bannersheepmagazine.com

May 19-20 Western States Dorper Association Show & Sale, Modesto Jr. College, Modesto, CA
For more info: www.bannersheepmagazine.com

Recipes

American Lamb Loin Marinated in Guiness® and Clover Honey

Tender lamb marinated in dark beer and honey, then slow-roased and served with braised Cipollini onions & roasted Yukon gold potatoes.

Click here for this and other recipes.

Sheep for Sale