April 18-21 ADSBS Dorper Courses & Judges Certification School, Duncan, OK.  For information: or email
April 21-22

Mid-America Dorper Show & Sale, Duncan, OK. For information:  Entries close March 10.

May 11-12 Ohio Dorper Showcase Show & Sale, Eaton, OH. For information:
May 20 Riverwood Farms Dorper & White Dorper Production Sale, Powell, OH. For Information:
May 27-28 Western States Dorper & White Dorper Production Sale, Chico, CA. For information:
June 3 Midwest Junior Preview Show, Sedalia, MO.  For information:
June 20-24

Midwest Stud Ram Sale, Sedalia, MO. For information:

June 28 – July 2 All American Junior Sheep Show, Madison, WI.  For information:
July 14-16 Northeast Youth Sheep Show, West Springfield, MA. For information:
July 21-22 National Dorper Show & Sale, Cookeville, TN. For information: Entries close June 1.
July 22 ADSBS Annual General Membership Meeting, Cookeville, TN. For information: or email
July 27-30 Western Regional Dorper & White Dorper Show, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA. For information: www.CAState
August 18-19 Texas Sheep & Goat Expo., San Angelo, TX.  For information:
August 25-26 McAnelly & Friends Dorper & White Dorper Seminar & Sale, Hamilton, TX. For information:
September 8-9 Texas Hill Country Dorper Show & Sale, Fredericksburg, TX. For information:

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The American Dorper Sheep Breeders’ 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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American Dorper Sheep Breeders’ Society
The official registry for Dorper Sheep in the USA

Dorper Sheep – Meat Sheep for the Modern Producer.

Hardy and Adaptable - Dorper Sheep are highly adaptable and do well in harsh, extensive conditions as well as in more intensive operations.

Excellent Maternal Qualities - Ewes are excellent mothers and heavy milkers. Lambs are vigorous and have high survivability.

Long Breeding Season - Dorpers are non-seasonal or have an extended breeding season. They can easily be managed to produce three lamb crops in two years.

Reproductive Efficiency-Dorpers are very fertile and prolific. Lambing rates of 180% can be achieved per lambing. They are early maturing and will produce a lamb crop at one year of age.

Pre-potency - Dorper sheep cross well with commercial ewes of other breeds and as terminal sires produce fast growing, muscular lambs.

Non-Selective Grazers - Dorpers are excellent converters of a wide range of forage types and they excel in grazing or weed control operations.

Heat and Insect Tolerant - Because of their Blackhead Persian origin, Dorpers have natural tolerance to high temperatures and heavy insect populations. They are productive in areas where other breeds barely survive.


American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society
PO Box 259
Hallsville, MO 65255-0259
Telephone: 573-696-2550
Fax: 573-696-2030

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