With lots of hard work and keen eyes fleece was sorted, classed and pressed ready for the wool sale in December. This is the first time in the eastern sates that we have put together bales for the market. It follows on from the success of Suncloud in WA in 2010.
The conference in Western Australia was a great success with an excellent attendance. Plenty of learning and fun was had by all. A full review of the conference can be found under conference 2010.
Another great day in the sun and a opportunity to learn more about the fibre we are aiming to produce
A very enjoyable day was had by the 35 participants listing to Julienne outline the specifications required to meet a fibre market as well as examining animals to determine their fleece quality before shearing.
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.