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|13th March 2011||Bova Alpacas - Penrose NSW|
|Delivering Fibre to Specification. Smart classing, smart sorting to satisfy the client
Objective: For participants to understand and familiarise themselves with their animals fleece, so they can confidently identify fleece types, the extent of quality fibre within a fleece and sort their fibre into specific lines for the market. Participants will feel more comfortable with their own fleeces and additionally should be able to identify the direction their fibre development is heading heading.
9.00am Opening. Stable of elite fibres. Dr Jim Watts
9.20am Fibre specifications, fibre types and market requirements. Includes fleece selection, fleece manual and wool ruler. Julienne Gelber
10.20am Morning tea
10.35am Workshops 1. Practical exercise on fleece classing and sorting. 2. Assessing fleece on the animal.
1.40pm Delivering a line of fleece to a specification. Individual or paired exercise in preparing a fleece (participants to provide their own fleeces).
2.40pm Open forum
3.30pm Website and marketing
Static displays of fleeces and fabrics
Participants are asked to bring fleeces for the practical exercise as well as have them assessed
The cost will include morning tea, lunch, wool rulers and the shearing protocol manual
Subscribers Earlybird $93.50 (single); $165 (double). Before 16th February.
After 16th February $110 (single); $187 (double)
Non subscribers $132 (single); $231 (double)
This will be a very important event for subscribers to hear Julienne Gelber outline the protocols for the delivery of quality alpaca fibre to high end textile processors. It will be very practical as well and an opportunity to have fleeces assessed as to their suitability for this market.
|David Mitchell | 02 67721940 | EMAIL|
SRS Fleece Workshop
|30th April 2011||Fiona Martin - Whitby Park Alpacas|
|The workshop will have a similar format to the workshop on the 13th of March. Participants are asked to bring fleeces for assessment as well as for parctical exercises.|
|Sally Watts | EMAIL|
Fleece Baling Days
|11th - 12th February 2013||Orange|
|Julienne Gelber has kindly offerred her shed for the baling up of 18-22 micron alpaca wool. This event is open to all subscribers with Jim reviewing each fleece before it is classed into the various categories. To date we have a good collection of fleece tested by AWEX with excellent statistics. These baling days will be ongoing events so everyone can participate and have their fleeces assessed by Jim.|
|David Mitchell | 0434832001 | EMAIL|
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.