***I HAVE AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF ANIMALS AVAILABLE FROM MY 1000 PLUS HEAD EWE FLOCK**
BEST SELECTION IN NORTH AMERICA. 400 FULLBLOOD DORPER EWES/EWE LAMBS AND 250 FULLBLOOD WHITE DORPER EWES/EWE LAMBS PLUS DORPER AND WHITE DORPER DOMESTIC PUREBREDS
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ALL HAIR OR SHEDDING DORPER AND WHITE DORPER RAMS? TOP QUALITY RAMS AND RAM LAMBS NOW AVAILABLE!
Percentage Dorper and White Dorper ram prices: $375 and up for breeding age rams, volume discounts
Fullblood Dorper rams $500 and up
Frozen semen is available for $25 - 100/unit for less than 100 units or, for 100 units or more, $20/unit.
The American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society (ADSBS) has an upgrading program. 7/8 (87%) females and 15/16 (93%) males are considered to be domestic purebreds, providing the sheep meet all of the criteria set out. ***ADSBS changed their criteria for purebred females in 2006, now females must be 15/16 (93%) to be considered pure****
Using good quality high percentage or fullblood rams or semen on good quality purebred (of nonDorper breeds) or commercial ewes is a way to eventually end up with registered Dorper sheep.
My sheep are very healthy - footrot free, Brucella ovis and bluetongue negative.
I routinely vaccinate for overeating (Clostridium perfringens types C and D) and tetanus. My flock has been enrolled in the voluntary scrapie flock certification program for over 12 years and is at the CERTIFIED LEVEL. No live sheep or goats have been introduced since 2001
To integrate the Dorpers into my prolific, hardy, accelerated grass-based flock.
To maintain a purebred Dorper flock to supply breeding stock..
Dorper traits that I am particularly interested in include the excellent carcass qualities, top rates of gain on grass alone, hardiness, the ability to shed fleeces and year round breeding capabilities.
Transportation can be arranged for a few animals in individual dog kennels (please call for quote) to any destination in the continental US.Transportation for groups of up to 25 head (please call for quote) to any destination in the continental US is available. Individual animals or several small groups can be combined in one shipment to make trucking more reasonable for all concerned. Larger groups (40 head plus) can be sent by a larger trailer or semi truck (please call for exact quote as it depends on the distance travelled and the destination.) Individual animals can be sent by air in airline approved dog kennels. Animals can be trucked to Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN or Cedar Rapids, IA and delivered to the appropriate airline terminal.
Other trucking options include group transportation with either Ron Keener at email@example.com (Travel with Confidence with TravelWithRonK! see pictures of my rig at http://www.raresoaysheep.com/TravelByTruck.html also see http://MidAmericaBreedingTech.com) OR Russ Edgar at firstname.lastname@example.org (web page www.edgarsheepandgoats.com). Both travel around the US delivering sheep and goats. Ron Keener is based in Texas and Russ Edgar in Missouri. Pricing is related to distance and number of animals transported. Prices are reasonable and both parties are experienced in trucking livestock.
Interstate health papers are available for all sheep at no charge. Blood testing is additional but the charge is only for mailing samples to the lab and the actual lab charges.
Export paperwork is done at cost (actual cost) so no extra charges are built in. Paperwork is done professionally and speedily. Sheep from Crane Creek are routinely sent to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Transportation to California and locations along the way late fall/winter 2008. Very reasonably priced trucking from Iowa to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and locations along the way (down Interstate 35) at least monthly. Latest quote for 1 ram to Oklahoma City was $130, 2 rams $230 and 3 rams $300. For bigger groups, please call for a quote. Rams have their own compartment on a load with horses. Twice monthly starting November 2008 - reasonably priced transportation available for a few head (on a pickup truck) to between Asheville and Charlotte, NC and locations along the way. No other animals from other sources will be mixed with the sheep going to NC. Transportation to other locations comes up frequently. Sheep can be intercepted along the travel routes. Please call, e-mail or write for more details.
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