WELCOME TO WINRAE DORPERS
Winrae Dorper Stud was established in 1999 at 'Winrae' Station Bourke, NSW Australia. It is a family owned business involving Brian and Kris Pagett and their son, Nick, his wife Melissa and their 4 children.
The stud was started with 6 imported embryos from Tien Jordaan to become a flock of 500 fullblood Dorper ewes today. Winrae is committed to breeding the Dorper to the International Breed Standards and producing hardy, well muscled, top quality rams and feminine, fertile, adaptable ewes.
Winrae Dorpers is based at 'Winrae', a 25,000 acre sheep station situated 125kms North of Bourke on the Mtichell Highway on the NSW/ QLD Boarder.
The Pagett family have been associated with sheep breeding for more than half a century. Following experimentation with breeds such as Dorset, White Suffolk, Border Leicester and Damaras we selected Dorpers as they are the only breed that will finish naturally on this country.
The Pagett family were the first to introduce Dorpers to NSW Western Division and the breed's hardiness, fertility, wool shedding and mothering ability has led to a far broader uptake across the region in the years since.
Nick and Mel are both Quailified Dorper Judges and Inspectors. Please contact either of us if you would like your stock classed or the Dorper Sheep Soc iety of Australia to see if there are inspections happening in your area.