Dorset Sheep - Polled

 

Polled Dorset Sheep Breeders listing & info

The Polled Dorset originated from a mutation of the Horned Dorset which occurred at North Carolina State University in the early 1950's. They were accepted into the US breed registry in 1956 and since that time have spread into Canada and become a major contributor to the commercial lamb industry. Dorset ewes are relatively prolific, good mothers and breed out of season. The breed adapts well to confinement and is readily used in accelerated crossbreeding programs. As they respond well to confinement, they do well under feedlot conditions and on small holdings with intensive management.

 

La Dorset acorne se originó de una mutación de la Dorset con cuernos que ocurrió en la Universidad del estado de Carolina del Norte a inicios de la década de 1950. Fue aceptada en el registro racial de los EUA en 1956 y desde ahí se ha difundido a Canadá y vuelto un contribuidor mayor para la industria comercial del cordero.

Las hembras Dorset son relativamente prolíficas, buenas madres y se reproducen fuera de estación. La raza se adapta bien al confinamiento y es fácilmente usada en programas de cruzamiento acelerado. Ya que responden bien al confinamiento, producen bien en condiciones de estabulación y en pequeñas extensiones con manejo intensivo.

General Appearance - Medium sized sheep; good body length & muscle conformation. Head is well covered with wool on the poll & under jaws. Open, smooth face & muszzle is moderatley broad, medium length; pink nose. 

Characteristics of Polled Dorset Sheep

90 - 125 kg

Rams / Béliers

55 - 90 kg

Ewes / Brebis

175 %

Lamb/Ewe Percentage / Pourcentage d’agnelage

Bright white, dense

Fleece / Qualité de la toison  

27 - 33 kg

Weight / Poids

7 - 10 cm

Staple Length / Longueur de fibre

27 - 33

Micron Count / Micron

Polled Dorset Sheep Breeders listing

  • Atkinson Acres, Tracey & Brian Atkinson - RR 1 5582 Conc 6 New Lowell, ON L0M 1N0 Tel/Fax: 705-424-2879 atkinson@interhop.net
  • Becker Farms - RR 1 Alma, ON 519-638-2531 cell 519-831-5417 zackbecker12@hotmail.com
  • Bob-Lo Farm, Lois & Robert Gunn - RR 8, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W4 519-371-3956
  • Bond Vale Farm, Gary & Tara Reynolds & Family - RR 1, 5090 8th line  Beeton, ON L0G 1A0 Tel/Fax: 905-729-2325 bondvale1@aol.com
  • Briar Glen Farm, Alan & Marilyn McCorkindale - 6577 Tideview Rd., Sooke, BC V9Z 1A6 250-642-2915 briarglen@islandnet.com www.briarglen.com
  • Brien Dorests & Texels, Gary, Luanne, Lee & Sarah Brien - RR 2 Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0 519-674-3846 Fax: 674-3521 www.briensheep.com
  • Century Lane Farm, Shirley & Rob Graves & Family - 5576 Faulkner Trail,  Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B6 613-447-2656 rgraves@storm.ca
  • Circle R Livestock Ltd., Ryan & Romy Schill - 7489 4th Line  RR 2 Wallenstein ON N0B 2S0 519-669-4146  circle-r-livestock.webs.com
  • CoCo Creek Farm, Mark & Marjorie Anderson - 783 Ward's Creek, NB E4E 4V5 506-433-1423 506-512-0060 cococreekfarm@yahoo.ca
  • David R. Comfort - 3928 Regional Road 69 RR 1 St. Ann's, ON, L0R 1Y0 905-562-9565 dcomfort9@hotmail.com
  • Counting Sheep Family Farm, Keith, Bobbi & Mason Heaton - RR 1 White Lake, ON K0A 3I0 613-432-7373  countingsheep@sympatico.ca
  • Coyote Acres, Patric Lyster & Lorri Nelson - Box 24 Halkirk AB T0C 1M0 403-884-2625  coyoteacres@gmail.com www.coyoteacresranch.com
  • Jim & Wendy Driscoll - 7832 12th line Rd Alma ON N0B 1A0 519-638-5703 jimmyd@xplornet.ca www.jwdriscollpolleddorets.weebly.com 
  • Driscoll's Dorsets, Mike & Cindy Driscoll - Box 916, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 519-846-9445 dorset3@sympatico.ca
  • Egalacres, Karl & Jan Stewart - RR 2, Beeton, ON, L0G 1A0 905-729-2627 Fax: 729-2628
  • Edymore Dorsets, Gordon Fulton & Geri McNeil - Box 1, Site 9, RR 1 Bowden, AB T0M 0K0 403-224-3753 Fax: 224-2729 gsfulton@telusplanet.net
  • Ewetopia Farms, Lynn & Arnie Droogh - 3606 6th Conc Joyceville, ON K0H 1Y0 613-382-7181  ewetopiafarms@gmail.com www.ewetopia.ca
  • Ferme Feber - 174 Route 291 Sud Saint-Hubert-de-Rivière-du-Loup,  QC G0L 3L0 418-497-2146  fermefeber@bellnet.ca 
  • Ferme Woodstock, Robert Mastine & Nathalie Marchand - 351 Rang 3 St-Félix de Kingsey, QC J0B 2T0 819-848-2147 Cell 578-0063 robert_mastine@hotmail.com
  • Bill & Judy Geddes - RR 4, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 2X5 519-395-2218 519-395-5951
  • Granite Forest Farm, Derek Paauw & Laura McRae - 2401 5th line E Campbellford, ON 705-868-2697  graniteforestfarm@gmail.com 
  • Green Glen Farm, William & Cindy Van Duin - 3110 Alberni Hwy Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1X3 250-752-2220  Fax: 752-0700 vanduin@shaw.ca
  • Heathbell Farm, Alan & Joanne Brothers - RR 2 Scotsburn, NS B0K 1R0 902-485-4609 alanbrothers@msn.com
  • Lakeview Woolies, Kate Brenchley - PO Box 328, Big Valley, AB T0J 0G0 403-876-2226 fax:876-2266  nfenv@telusplanet.net
  • Linden Crest Farm, Lois Brown & Manfred Zillig - 976 North River Rd, Hants Co., Scotch Village, NS B0N 2G0  902-757-2928 
  • Lone Pine Farm, Steven & Susan Mastine & Family - 661 Denison Rd., Danville QC, J0A 1A0 819-848-2454  819-848-1171 
  • Lyndee Acres, Lloyd & Betty Deeks - 2920 Power Line Rd., Lynden ON, L0R 1T0 519-647-3772
  • Maple Meadow Farms, Colleen Acres, Dwayne Bazinet & Family - 6830 Belmeade Rd., Osgoode, ON K0A 2W0  613-826-2330 acres@maplemeadows.ca www.maplemeadows.ca 
  • McDermit Ranch, Randy, Jelaine & Logan McDermit - Box 427 Southey, SK  S0G 4P0 306-726-4447 mcdermitranch@gmail.com www.mcdermitranch.com
  • Moonshine Dorsets, Stan & Martine Forsyth - Box 756 Alix AB T0C 0B0 403-788-2986  
  • Mountain View Farms, Gordon & Yvonne Blankstein - 8011 - 240th St Langley BC V1M 3P9 604-603-0092  yblankstein@shaw.ca
  • Bert Nieuwenhuis - RR 7 Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z3 519-941-0479 or 941-1915 andajn@auracom.com
  • Glenn Paine -  RR 2, Kerwood, ON, N0M 2B0 519-247-3496
  • Pinnacle Haven Farm, Tyler & Shanna Armstrong & Family - 865 Garden of Eden Rd, Renfrew, ON 613-433-8255  pinnaclehaven@gmail.com www.pinnaclehaven.com 
  • Rising Oak Farm, Laura Gratrix - 121 Conc Rd 11 West Tiny, ON 705-305-9275 
  • Rising Sun Sheep, Betty Jane Koehler - 3061 Neffs-Laury's Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078 USA 610-799-2235  RisingSunSheep@aol.com
  • Robson Acres, Laura Robson - RR 1, 1679 Zion Line, Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0 705-932-3216 Fax: 932-2895  nrobson@nexicom.net
  • Rocky Lane Farm, Bob & Gail Irvine - RR 4, Peterborough, ON, K9J 6X5 705-292-7207 Fax: 292-0460 rgirvine@nexicom.net www.rockylanefarm.ca 
  • Shereff Stock Farms, Jeff & Sheri Bieganski - Carberry, MB 204-834-2986 204-761-2440
  • Skysta Farm, Gordon & Sonia Ebl - RR 1 Condor AB T0M 0P0 403-392-7481 soniae2009@live.ca
  • Somerset Farm, Peter Hyams - Eldorado, ON 613-473-5244
  • Stonehedge Farms, John & Lorraine Ashby - 4431 Ashby Rd, RR 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 613-925-5778  stonehedge@ripnet.com
  • Stonehill Sheep, Glen & Judy Porteous - RR 1 Chatsworth ON N0H 1G0 519-794-4549 porteous@bmts.com
  • Stonehill Sheep, Tina Harrington & Paul Dick - RR 4 Chatsworth ON N0H 1G0 519-794-3732  tharrington@sympatico.ca
  • Tall Oaks Farm, Don & Marilyn Emke - 421275 Conc 7 NDR lmwood, ON N0G 1S0 519-364-2149  talloaksemke@gmail.com
  • Thistlestone Farm, Keith & Mary Lamont - 5074 Erin 4th line Acton, ON, L7J 2L8 519-853-1975  lamont@sentex.net www.thistlestonefarm.com
  • Woolfitt Acres - Olds, AB 403-556-1402 
  • Wooly Acres, Tom Hutchinson - RR 2, Indian River, ON, K0L 2B0 705-639-1259?

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