1956 – Joined the SADBS ( The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of SA);
1965 – He started with his stud-breeding in 1965;
1966 – Appointed as inspector and does inspection country wide and in Namibia;
1968 – Co-founder of the Dorperland Dorper Club where he serves a Chairman for 10 years. He continues serving on the executive until his retirement to when he decided to focus more on his farming concern. During this period he offered several Dorper courses.
1969 – Elected to the council of the SADBS as Regional representative for North and Northwestern Regions. He is also elected as Vice President of the Society.
1987 – Appointed Farmer of the Year for the Northern region;
1989 – Elected as President of the SADBS where he serves up to 1996. He is still an Honorary Vice-Precident;
1999 – Klipkoppies Boerdery selected to deliver carcasses to conform with HACCP ( Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards; Produces first ISO carcass in SA
1999 – Visited Argentine to promote Dorpers
He was also involved with the founding of the Namibian Dorper Club ( Now the Dorper Society of Namibia).
He played a major role in the registration of the Diamond Dorper trade mark as well as the exlcusive marketing of Diamond Dorper Carcasses.
Klipkoppies Dorper Stud
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Albert van Niekerk
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