The advantages of being an SRS® subscriber are numerous.
The SRS® breeding system is unique in its design and application and is only available to subscribers. It targets the things that matter - removing guard hair, increasing fleece weight, lowering fibre diameter, and improving fleece quality and end product quality.
Breeding advisors are there to work with you to make sure that the breeding decisions that are made are correct and likely to deliver the best outcomes.
Our laboratory operates to service the alpaca breeding programs of subscribers only. It provides the key measurements of primary fibre diameter, fibre density and fibre length to allow accurate selection decisions to be made.
Our brand, SRS®, is known internationally in the animal breeding and textile worlds. It is a symbol for fibre excellence. Subscribers are entitled, within the conditions authorised by Dr. Jim Watts, to use the SRS® brand to describe the products and services of their alpaca businesses.
We certify alpacas, both males and females, as recommended breeders for our subscribers. Those animals which attain our testing standards can be advertised and promoted for sale on our SRS® Alpacas International website and elsewhere.
Subscribers have other website privileges such as password access to the Subscribers Only section. This section documents the science, practice and genetic improvement of SRS® bred alpacas. It also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, breeder profiles and contact information, and the progress of SRSAI worldwide. Subscribers are able to link their website to the SRS® Alpacas International website.
Subscribers receive regular newsletters and updates and have preferential access to SRS® Conferences, seminars and workshops.
We welcome new subscribers.
An application form is available on this website.
13/06/13 - New England Alpaca Show
Four subscribers were represented at the New England Alpaca show consisting of fleeces and lead animals over the long weekend of the 8th & 9th of June. They were Glen Waverly Alpacas (Betty & Adrian Whitten), Sunline Alpacas (Jeff & Jill Willis), Towarri Alpacas (Stuart & Fiona Marshall) and Glenhope Alpacas (Bronwyn & David Mitchell). Everyone took home some ribbons from the event which attracted 44 fleeces and 136 animals. In the fleece section Glenhope entered 7 fleeces and received 3 Championships, 2 Reserve Championships and the Supreme Champion. Glen Waverly received a Reserve Championship. The judge commented on the weight of the fleeces and the quality of the presentation which is encouraging. In the animal classes Sunline received 2 Championships and a Reserve Champion and Glenhope received a Championship and 2 Reserve Champions.
24/04/13 - Castle Hill Alpaca Show
Castle Hill Show, near Sydney, Australia, on the 9 March was another great show for SRS(R) studs. Walkley Fields (Richard Brennan) and Gunnamatta Alpacas (Sue Maynard and John Hay) had a very succesful day collecting 7 out of 10 Champions, with Walkley Fields taking out Supreme Huacaya Alpaca and Sire's progeny.
Judge Joanne Ham commented on the "super softness" of the animals.