One of Canada’s most popular breeds, the Polled Dorset is descended from the Horned Dorset, which has been one of  the most widely kept breeds in Southern England and Wales since the 16th century.  Polled Dorsets originated from a mutation at the North Carolina State College in the United States and were accepted into the U.S. registry in 1956.  Since that time they have spread into Canada and become a major contributor to the light lamb market in this country.

The ewes are prolific, good milkers, breed out of season and adapt well to confined, accelerated crossbreeding programs.  The lambs are not heavy feeders and gain quickly to 27 kg, after which they gain more slowly.  Because the breed is easily kept and responds well to confinement, either for lamb feedlots or ewe flocks, they appeal to anyone with a small acreage interested in intensive production. 

Dorset Breeder Listings

 

Birch Hills Colony (BHC)

Box 235

Wanham, AB CANADA T0H 3P0

heartvalleysheep@gmail.com

Tel: 780-694-3017

Fax: 780-694-2593

 

Coyote Acres (PDN)

Box 24

Halkirk, AB CANADA T0C 1M0

coyoteacres@gmail.com

Tel: 403-884-2625

Fax: 403-884-2635

 

Louis Greidanus (HBG)

Box 249

Granum, AB CANADA T0L 1A0

mgreidanus1701@gmail.com

Tel: 403-894-2593

Tel: 403-682-9498.

 

Lakeland College (ONS)

Attention Farm Office

5707 College Dr

Vermilion, AB CANADA T9X 1K5

marisa.schuebel@lakelandcollege.ca

Tel: 800-661-6490

Tel: 780-583-8526

Fax: 780-853-8715

 

Sundial Farms (SUNF)

Larry & Joan Holmes

PO Box 446

Linden, AB CANADA T0M 1J0

holmes@airenet.com

Tel: 403-546-2073

 

Johan Walk

PO Box 363

Stirling, AB CANADA T0K 2E0

cemjina@gmail.com

Tel: 403-756-2101

 

Corey Warren (CRW, MOON)

37444 Range Rd 30

Red Deer County, AB CANADA T4G 0M9

coreyandrae@telus.net

Tel: 403-746-2140

Fax: 403-887-8859