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.
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.
24/04/13 - Hawkesbury Alpaca Show
Hawkesbury Show on the 20th of April was the latest in the show successes for SRS(R) herds. Walkley Fields Alpacas (Richard Brennan), Patagonia Alpacas (Ian Braithwaite and Cathi McMullen), Millpaca Alpacas (Ian and Annette Frith),Signature Alpacas(Debbie and Laurie O'Neill), Gunnamatta (Sue Maynard and John Hay) and Ngullaminya (Tom and Joan Kent) all enjoyed some fantastic successes both in the halter and fleece competitions.
Highlights of the day had to be SRS(R) breeders winning 7 out of the 10 class Championships, both sire's and dam's progeny, and to top the day off, Champion Huacaya fleece.