Welcome to Whetstone Prairie Dorper
Located in the heart of central Missouri, we are dedicated to the production high quality breeding stock for folks interested in the meat sheep breed of the future.
Dorper sheep need minimal supplementation, are adaptable to a about any climate, and do not require shearing. Dorpers are a hair sheep (many carry a hair/wool mix) that sheds annually every spring/early summer.
What We Do
We provide seed/replacement Dorper rams and ewes for breeders to enhance the vigor of their flocks. We also provide breeding project and club lambs for organizations such as FFA and 4H. For the meat lover, natural grass-fed Dorper lamb is also available.
June 2016 - We've added a few new rams over the past several month's with excellent type and perfect color. Watch for their lambs during the fall of 2016.
On the left is Holman Ranch 5295 on the right is Bodacious, an RR ram from Deer Creek Dorpers.
July 2015-Whetstone 15-04 takes Grand Champion Ram at Southern States Dorper Show and Sale!
Whetstone 15-04 (5.5 month old son of Jester) Takes Grand Champion Ram at the 2015 Southern States Show and Sale!
2014 - Pistolero and Juke sons at stud in 2014
Here is Bandit, son of Pistolero, as he turned yearling in April 2014. This fullblood ram is long, thick, and wide. We are excited to receive his lambs in the fall of 2014. This ram, purchased by private treaty, is definitely on par with the Maverick son we purchased in 2011 .
Jester, an ET ram from Australia and son of Juke, has an extremely long loin and massive hind end. This ram joined our farm in March 2014. This ram is simply massive and has sired some magnificent lambs.
Son of Amarula Maverick (the all-time world record selling Dorper) comes to Whetstone Prairie in 2011! In April 2011 we purchased the "pick of the litter" of several Maverick sons from Philip Glass's embryo transfer program out of Australia. The purchase of this ram confirms our dedication to bring only the newest and best genetics to our customers.
About Our Foundation Flock
We chose to breed Dorpers because they are the biggest hair sheep with the best carcass yet have maintained the short muscular stature that has been lost in nearly all of today's modern sheep breeds.
Our fullblood/purebred Dorper flock has been built utilizing genetics from the top breeding programs in the United States and overseas. Our philosophy is to select sheep that best conform to the breed standard including the following characteristics: fast early growth, structural soundness, parasite tolerance/resistance, shed, and scrapie resistance.
Yearling Purebred and Fullblood Dorper Ewes enjoy our clover and fescue pastures in central Missouri.
Here is a sample of the Yearling rams we sold in 2012. There are more like these available now.
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