Dr Jim Watts talking about SRS
Glenhope is a family business that has developed over 20 years in Armidale, NSW. ‘The aim over this time was to produce our own products and to have control over the whole process of the design and production.
It has been a joy and a privilege to witness the development of our fleece to the superior quality it is today. The softness of our fibre is due to the years of selective breeding and careful selection of each fleece with only the softest fleeces making it into the final bales to produce the yarns for the GlenhopeCo blankets showing no evidence of primary fibre. A most gratifying achievement.
GLENHOPE products are grown, designed and made in Australia. All the wool has been exclusively grown on our farm The farm is run on sustainable farming practices and we adhere to the ethical care of our animals
The owners Bronwyn and David Mitchell both grew up on sheep/cattle properties and have many years of animal and husbandry experience. Bron’s medical background has been invaluable in managing the herd.
David has been an SRS® Breeding Advisor committed to assisting breeders accelerate their breeding programmes by selection, classing and skin testing of animals and traveled with Jim through Europe visiting alpaca studs.
David and Bronwyn have presented at SRSAI conferences, at workshops and lecture Rural Science students at the University of New England. They also run special days for interest groups including school students involved in agriculture or design plus talks and tours for interest groups.