Alberta Sheep Breeders' Association
One of Canada’s most popular breeds, the Polled Dorset is descended from the Horned Dorset, which has been one of
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.