Lots has happened at Bannerton Ridge white dorpers over the last three
We have purchased the Happy Valley homestead, which is the
original homestead built in 1924.
Happy Valley Homestead
Our stud has been grown steadily over the last entry on webpage and have
added a new stud ram.
Went to Bendigo Wool and sheep show this July 2016 and had great results
in both show and sale
Zoe Wilson with a Bannerton Ridge white
dorper Ram which sold at Bendigo sale for $ 2,200.00
New Stud Ram “ Dumisa Turbo “
A Type 5 ram with a fully shedding cover .
He has a very strong Head and carries himself well.
Danni went over to Red Rock White
dopers in July/ August to do her second senior dorper course. The course
leader was Raymond Reed, a South African inspector and course leader.
I had a great time, Raymond Reed
was a fantastic teacher and l had found that my knowledge of the dorper
breed and standards has so much improved. A huge thank you to Brad and Tanya
Edson for holding this course once again and also for them letting me stay
on a further two days to watch and help out with the classing of their
Overall 354/400 = 89 % pass rate
Bannerton Ridge White dopers took a
small team of sheep to this year Australian sheep and wool show held in
Bendigo Victoria on the 20th to the 22nd July.
With just over 310 dorper and white
dorper entries from 29 exhibitors made it the second largest breed on show [
merino’s being the largest ]
The judge was international
quailified classer and inspector of the dorper breed Raymond Reed.
We are very happy with our
Our young ram “P.J” was entered in
the August to December 2011 drop. This class had over 20 very nice rams all
from the top studs within Australia.
We scored a ribbon with a sixth
Our 2 year old ewe came 3rd.
Our over 1 year old ewe came 5th,
and our ewe lamb won the currant year ewe lamb event.
“ P.J” in the Middle
ewes and 2 young rams ready to put on display at the Broken Hill
AGFAIR on the 4th and 5th May.
Had 8 sale rams
tested for Ovine Brucellosis all tests Negative.
Slaughtered 3 dorper
wethers in ready for the BBQ season, one dressed out at 30 kilo's and two at
28 kilo's, they where just on 8 months old.
YUM, nothing like
having your own lamb on the BBQ, roasted or cured.
October 2011, Took a selection of white
dorpers over to the Berrigan show, had a top day and met heaps of lovely people.
July 2011, Three Bannerton Ridge White
dorpers where taken to the Bendigo wool and sheep show where dorpers were the
Feature breed of the show. Took home two first place blue ribbons, won the 2011
white dorper ram lamb event and the novice white dorper ewe all ages. Very happy
with the results.
March 2011, Danni passed her first
senior dorper course. This was held at Dell dorpers near Moama Vic. [Thanks to
Andrea van Niekerk and various helpers ] Rodney Rayner was the course leader.
August 2010, Danni passed her Junior dorper course held at Red Rock White Dorpers near Keith S.A. [Thanks to Tanya,
Brad Edson and various helpers] Course leader was Rodney Rayner, A well known
South African dorper judge, inspector and classer.