A comparative assessment of Dorper sheep in different production environments and systems.

@article{Schoeman2000ACA,
  title={A comparative assessment of Dorper sheep in different production environments and systems.},
  author={Jurgens Johannes Schoeman},
  journal={Small ruminant research : the journal of the International Goat Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          137-146
        }
}
Performance of Dorper sheep was compared to other breeds in pure and cross-breeding evaluations under different production systems. The number of ewes lambed per ewe joint (E(L)/E(J)) varied for the Dorper from 0.68 to 0.91 (average 0.81) and for other breeds and crosses from 0.65 to 0.91 (average 0.82). Average litter size (L(B)/lambing) varied from 1.02 to 1.52 (average 1.28) and from 1.02 to 1.70 (average 1.30) for the two groups, respectively. In general, the Afrino and Finnish composite… CONTINUE READING
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