Dorper Lamb Pty Ltd was established by Graeme and Nina Howie 2005 and has been supplying local and global export markets for over 15 years. Our vision was to create a true ‘farm to fork’ operation, bringing prime, sustainably farmed Western Australian Dorper Lamb to kitchens and dining rooms the world over.
We are an Australian owned and operated company, and we are committed to great customer service and the responsible environmental stewardship of our farms that supply Dorper Lamb. Dorper Lamb distributes to food retailers, restaurants, and home cooks across Australia and around the world (we are export accredited with Halal certification and HACCP approved).
At Dorper Lamb we work with dedicated farmers passionate for producing an excellent Australian product that tastes sensational and is farmed naturally and sustainably. We take care and pride in what we do from ‘paddock’ with our farmer network, to ‘plate’ with our customers, ensuring consistency in quality, customer service and consumer dining experiences.
The sheep are highly regarded as a prime lamb producing breed as they are fast maturing with the ability to produce a high-quality carcass with excellent conformation and fat distribution.
The Dorper Lamb breed was developed in the 1930’s in South Africa by cross breeding a Dorset Horn ram with Blackhead Persian ewes to develop a low maintenance yet fertile sheep-meat breed.
The Dorper Lamb was introduced to Australia in 1996 and has become one of the preferred breeds for lamb production in Australia due to their rapid weight gain and feed conversion attributes which produce high quality lamb carcasses.
Dorper sheep are natural shedders and they are attractive to local producers because shearing and mulesing requirements are minimal. They are non-selective grazers and adapt well to a range of Australian conditions.
Dorper Lambs are also highly fertile, very maternal with excellent milk production that enable them to raise fast growing vigorous lambs. The lambs show good maturity at 4-6 months of age, ensuring tenderness and a superior flavour making for a great-tasting prime lamb.
“Farmers breed Dorpers for their production traits… Consumers buy Dorper meat for a special taste sensation!”