Hardy African sheep breed provides opportunity for drought-stricken graziers


November 08, 2018 07:02:03

An African sheep breed which calls the Kalahari desert home is proving its worth to a growing number of Australia’s drought-stricken graziers.

When the first dorpers arrived in Australia in 1996, not much attention was paid to them, but their performance in successive droughts has seen the meat breed surge in popularity.

For the owners of Bellevue grazing company at Millmerran in south-east Queensland, dorpers have kept their business viable.

The Curtis family said if they…

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