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Breeding Sheep
Our goal is to provide excellent quality rams, ewes, and lambs for shepherds who have a wide range of production goals ranging from commercial-type production to the highest level of competition.  We price sheep based upon quality according to our interpretation of Dolf Lategan's publication, "Dorpers Into The New Century".  
Recently, we've initiated embryo transfer (ET) and artificial insemination (AI) methods to our breeding program to introduce the very best genetics from overseas.
We've always believed in introducing the best genetics we can afford while focusing on breed standards that trace back to the South African standard.



8859 County Road 142

Williamsburg, MO 63388

Email: tlclark@whetstoneprairie.com
Tel:  314-825-3470


By Appointment



7:00AM - 6:00PM or by appointment



About Our Dorper Sheep

Whetstone Prairie Dorper is owned by Tom Clark and Debbie Dougherty of Williamsburg, MO. We are located just off of I-70 about 30 miles east of Columbia and 65 miles west of the St. Louis metro area. We’ve had Dorper sheep since 2007. Our flock has been created by purchasing genetics from some of the top breeders in the US (HC6, Karoo, Riverwood, and Roeder Ranch) and more recently, Australia (Kaya and Dell Dorpers) via embryo transfer and artificial insemination. All of our ewes have been born here on the farm and with the exception of embryo importation our flock will be closed.

Our goal is to produce an easy care Dorper that remains true to the South African standard while being adapted to our conditions in north-central Missouri. Our flock remains outside year around with preference to lambing outside unless bitter cold and wet conditions exist. We lamb 3 times a year and periodically have breeding stock for sale. We are currently building our ewe flock so ewe offerings will remain limited through September 2018.

We believe Dorper sheep should be profitable and working for you while being very easy on the eye. Supporting this commitment we’ve recently joined NSIP and will be utilizing this system to further improve our flock from a production perspective. If you are interested in our Dorper sheep or just want to talk Dorpers in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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