We established Bridgetown Dorper Stud in 1997 when we acquired 130 acres of undulating country 12kms north east of Bridgetown in the Blackwood Valley. We were looking for a hardy, profitable animal to run on our newly acquired farm and decided to purchase Dorper embryos from SAABCO and so it began.
As one of the founder members of the original Dorper Society in Australia our Flock number is D018.
We are participants in the State’s voluntary Brucellosis Accreditation Scheme and have certification as Brucellosis free with our number being OVAC 337.
Whilst the MAPS scheme was in operation we were in our second year of testing negative to Ovine Johnnes Disease (OJD) with the status of MN1. Since the legislation was altered we have been vaccinating the sheep that are retained within Australia and now have third and fourth generation vaccinates within our flock.
We have shown sheep for many years and are proud to say that we have won numerous accolades at Wagin Woolorama and the Perth Royal Show.
We call our house The Croft and this short video depicts a typical Autumn morning at The Croft and also shows some ewes and lambs coming up near the house.