Why Bellevue Dorpers

Dorpers are the ultimate low-maintenance, high-yielding meat sheep.

Because they have a short light covering of wool and hair that is shed in the warmer months, Dorpers have no need for mulesing, shearing, crutching or rarely fly strike treatment, yet they produce quality carcasses in a broad range of conditions. The breed has a very low labour requirement and matures early. This trait, combined with high fertility and good maternal instincts enables growers to turnover stock quickly and ultimately, maximise profits. The popularity of the breed has grown rapidly in recent years. Dorpers are now actively sought by meat processors and butchers who have recognised the high yielding carcass and the eating quality of the meat. Read more about our breeding philosophy.