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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 […]

Softer than cashmere

07/07/12 – Measurably Very Soft -

Excellent test results for softness have been received for each of the five bales of Huacaya alpaca wool put together by the SRS Group. The wool is being offered for sale by Perth wool brokers, Primaries.

Resistance to compression tests are used to measure softness. The lower the measurement, the softer the wool is. The softness measurements ranged fron 4.2 to 4.6 kilopascals for the five bales of alpaca wool. Cashmere measures at about 5.8 kilopascals and Merino wool from 8 to 12 kilopascals.

Fibre diameter measurements of the alpaca wool bales ranged from 20.8 microns to 24.8 microns. The vegetable matter content was low (0.3 to 0.8%) and yields high (86.2 to 89.0 %).  

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