Dorper sheep

FarmerJDC
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Dorper sheep

Post by FarmerJDC » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:16 am

What purpose do these sheep serve if they dont produce any wool?

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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by Illinois Farmer » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:27 am

Meat.
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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by FarmerJDC » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:29 am

Oh..

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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by Lucass » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:20 pm

I understand that we have profits by selling youngs after the birth. The information says that it's best to sell them when they weigh 40-45 kg.
I waited until this moment, but the price for 45 kg cub is still lower than 1 piece of Dorper at the dealer. I even waited to weigh about 80 kg, and a price increase although the price is still lower than the new one. Is it normal?
Of course, this is a profit - we always have an extra animals to sell, but why is the weight of 40-45 kg so crucial?

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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by Illinois Farmer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 pm

Well the market can fluctuate during the year, so that would effect when to sell them. Well with the males, I don't know if the game stimulates castration or not, but if they get too big and are not castrated, the meat can get tough and won't be as tender. At the 40 kg weight that's roughly a 100 lb lamb and is a really good size. The meat would be more tender than a 80 kg lamb. At 80 kg they wouldn't be classified as a lamb anymore.
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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by norfolk farmer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Also you need to factor in the cost of feeding them once they pass a certain weight compared to extra money you would receive for selling heavier livestock. This applies to all the animals.

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Re: Dorper sheep

Post by Lucass » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:50 pm

norfolk farmer wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Also you need to factor in the cost of feeding them once they pass a certain weight compared to extra money you would receive for selling heavier livestock. This applies to all the animals.
... that's a good point.
Thanks.

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