In 2009 we made our initial purchase of breeding females and commenced our breeding program shortly after. We have grown our herd to around 300 animals and operate across two farms totaling 220+ acres. We breed elite huacaya stud stock in all colours from white to black.
Our ultimate breeding goals have always been to breed animals that produce fine fleeces with low SD. High frequency and high amplitude fleece characteristics, together with Primary and Secondary fibres that are close in micron, is what drives us.
Density of overall fleece saddle is also critical, so as to produce commercially valuable fleeces. This is therefore an on-going focus for our breeding programme.
However you cannot have great fleeces without exceptional conformation and sound frames.
We are committed to using quality, proven genetics that will produce these elite fleeces and sound conformation.
We continue to research the industry to understand those genetics that will best support our goals and to actively acquire these to integrate into our herd. Detailed herd records are also used to assist us to review and assess whether our breeding decisions are delivering on those breeding goals.
Ultimately our goals are:
We show our animals on a regular basis to ensure that we are measuring ourselves to current elite animals within the industry. To stay up to date with our show results, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We have both worked in committee or training roles within the Australian Alpaca Association, as well as promoting the alpaca industry through local government.