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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 recommended by Dr Jim Watts for use in the SRS breeding programme. For further information see the Vellum Farm website


Published: 20/10/2012

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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 3 fleeces we came away with the Supreme Champion who was the Intermediate male champion, Adult champion male and 2 Reserve champions in the fleece classes.

Glenhope Griffen – Supreme & Intermediate male champion

Glenhope Franco – Adult champion male

Glenhope Exquisite – 18 – 30 months fleece – Reserve champion

Glenhope Cyrah – 48 – 60 months fleece – Reserve champion

Glenhope Griffen

Published: 11/07/2012

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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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