News

New England Alpaca Show – June 2014

Glenhope had an excellent show in both the animal and fleece classes. We entered four males in the halter classes […]

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2014

Glenhope had a very successful Royal Eater show entering 14 fleeces and receiving 11 ribbions including 2 Championships for age […]

Glenhope Chester sold to Vellum Farm W.A.

Glenhope Chester has been purchased by Janine & Mark Bastick of Vellum Farm W.A. He a male that has been […]

New England Alpaca Show – 2012

Glenhope Alpacas had a very successful show over the long weekend in June. Although we only entered 4 animals and […]

Workshops

Workshops for new breeders will be held in early March 2015

Workshops for new breeders

Topics covered in the one day workshop include.

  • Selection of animals.
  • Animal care: vaccination, drenching, nail cutting, shearing, pregnancy & birthing, cria care
  • Understanding fleece & fleece reports
  • Animal behavior, movement, halter training
  • Farm setup, pastures, feeding & body scoring animals
  • Business plan

 

Advanced Breeding Workshop with Dr Jim Watts

The advanced breeding workshop will cover topics such as

  • Breeding for density and length
  • Importance of maintaining a good solid frame
  • Evaluating the primary fibre (guard hair) in fleece. Learn how to reduceĀ  the micron of these fibres so they are as fine or finer than the secondary fibres as has been demonstrated in sheep and angora goats.
  • The reasons for breeding wool with high amplitude crimp and its relevance in the manufacturing industry
  • understanding skin test results and their importance in a breeding programme

Contact

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M: 0422 969 310

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