The Damara is a unique breed of meat sheep ideally suited to our Australian climate.
Damaras originated in East Asia & Egypt circa 3000BC and were introduced to Australia from South Africa in 1996. They have adapted to extreme climates and harsh environments as they have migrated to many countries.
Damara Sheep tolerate heat well and are able to walk long distances, making use of feed away from watering points. They have been performing successfully in wheatbelt regions and pastoral country of Australia. Damaras can be adapted to existing farming infrastructures and provide an excellent commercial opportunity to increase meat production and live export into alternative world markets.
IN THE NEWS
Damaras at the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show
Once again this year Andrew and Sue Cairns embarked on the long preparation process of training, shedding, washing and preparing sheep to show. They travelled to Melbourne with seven Damaras including six ewes and one Ram.
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The Ice Babies
The 2013 Damara Embryo Lamb Program on Sherana
Thirteen years ago, in South Africa, a South African veterinarian took 100 embryos from pure Damara ewes owned by a leading South African Damara Breeder, Petra Scholtz....
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