WELCOME TO SPRYS WHITE DORPERS
Established in 2010, Spry’s White Dorpers is owned and operated by Matt and Kate Spry of “Hillcrest” Tamworth. Their decision to establish a White Dorper stud originally came out of discussions with both friends and existing cattle clients. Encouraged by the favourable status of the White Dorper breed in Australia coupled with a strong desire to “breed Dorpers like we breed our cattle”, Matt and Kate ventured out and purchased a flock of White Dorper ewes. As with existing breeding programs, Matt and Kate remain firmly focused on producing structurally correct animals with good feet, and great carcase and shedding characteristics. As returns for producers are dependent upon weight and carcase, Sprys are fully committed to producing an animal that has “meat where it counts” – a standard that is reflected in their slogan: Bred for Carcase- Built to Last.
Matt and Kate are enthusiastic advocates of using feedback data as a means to advance seedstock enterprises; and accordingly, they are committed to collecting and assembling the necessary data to further their flock and breed development. From their very first flock, Matt and Kate have used Lambplan to great effect, and firmly believe it to be a tool of the future. They feel that when used in conjunction with subjective measurement, it provides a valuable resource for producers wishing to select individual animals on the basis of specific traits.