Library and Resources

Download PDF Free Fiber Booklet
by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA
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Download PDF Thoughts on the Alpaca Industry 2014
by Sarah Donahoe, Long Acres Alpaca Farm, Pennsylvania, USA
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  Suri Network Symposium
A talk presented by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA

This is a presentation made to the Suri Network Symposium in August 2014.

Readers are asked to remember that this is all about the commercial production of fiber in volumes much, much bigger than is being produced in the US today.

It is not a critique of the industry today but is really a reminder that commercial spinners and processors will set market needs and buying patterns, and that we need to recognize that fact if we are to develop into a sustainable livestock industry intent on delivering quality raw fiber to our buying customers.

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Download PDF Alpaca Fibre—An Introduction
by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA
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*Please note this format is designed for printing and folding into a booklet
Download PDF Improving Production Efficiency, Quality and Value-Adding of Rare Natural Animal Fibres
by B.A. McGregor,
RIRDC Publication No. 11/155, Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
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Also available for purchase from RIRDC for AUD25
Download PDF Growing Barley Grass
by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA
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Download PDF US Alpaca Fiber Production—A Snapshot as at October 2011.
Part 1: Huacaya Populations and Fleece Weight Production Estimates by Color
by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA
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Download PDF US Alpaca Fiber Production—A Snapshot as at October 2011.
Part 2: Suri populations and Fleece Weight Production by Color
by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services, California, USA
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  Munyard, K. 2011. Inheritance of White Colour in Alpacas: Identifying the genes involved.
Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Publication No. 11/074.
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Download PDF Grower sticks to his formula
by Terry Sim
Original article at http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/state/livestock/sheep/grower-sticks-to-his-formula/2308068.aspx
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Download PDF Wang, Lijing, Singh, Avtar and Wang, Xungai. 2008. Dehairing Australian alpaca fibres with a cashmere dehairing machine.
Journal of the Textile Institute 99(6):539-544.
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Download PDF Textile Research Journal 77(12):957-963.
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Download PDF Bellissimo Surissimo
by Julienne Gelber Bumble Hill Alpacas, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Velieris (velie-ris)...
by Robyn Betts, Jaegar Alpacas, Victoria, Australia
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Download PDF Skirting Suri – a Textile Process
by Robyn Betts, Jaegar Alpacas, Victoria, Australia
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Download PDF A ‘Superb Stunning Suri Creation’ ©
by Fiona Laughton, Beavona Lodge Suri Alpacas, Queensland, Australia
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Download PDF Black Saturday
by Heather Pain, Threshold Alpacas, Victoria, Australia
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Download PDF A Practical Example of the Use of Objective Measurements in a Breeding Plan
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Download PDF Brown DJ, Crook BJ. 2005. Environmental responsiveness of fibre diameter in grazing fine wool Merino sheep.
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56:673-684.
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Download PDF Yamin M, Hynd PI, Ponzoni RW, Hill JA, Pitchford WS, Hansford KA. 1999. Is Fibre Diameter Variation Along The Staple A Good Indirect Selection Criterion For Staple Strength?
Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 47(3):151-158.
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Download PDF OFDA Laser Scanning: The Basics
by Ian Watt, Elite Alpaca Breeding Systems, California, USA
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Download PDF Fibre Testing for Alpaca Breeders
by Cameron Holt, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Alpaca Behaviour
by Elizabeth Paul, AAA Inc. Animal Health, Husbandry & Welfare Sub-committee
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Download PDF Worms and Drench Resistance
by Elizabeth Garner-Paulin, AAA Inc. Animal Health, Husbandry & Welfare Sub-committee
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Download PDF A new Angle on Alpaca Conformation
by Dr Pierre Baychelier, Alcazar Suri Stud, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF A Rebuttal to Negative Comments and Innuendo about the OFDA2000 US Service to Alpaca Breeders
by Interactive Wool Group, New South Wales and Western Australia, Australia
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Download PDF The Effect of Age, Fleece Weight, Fibre Diameter and Live Weight on the Relative Value of Australian Alpaca Fleeces
by Bruce McGregor, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia
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  Homozygous Suris: What are the Odds? A Suri Breeders’ Guide to Probability
by Ken Madl, Colorado, USA
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Download PDF Is Crimp Important?
by Cameron Holt, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Study into Comparative Differences of Scientific Testing Machines used in Alpaca Fibre Measurement: a Report to the Australian Alpaca Association
by Dr Ian Davison and Mr Cameron M. Holt, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF A Survey of the Relationships of Crimp Frequency, Micron, Character and Fibre Curvature: a Report to the Australian Alpaca Association
by Cameron Holt, Senior Consultant Alpaca Fibre and Specialty Fibres, International School of Fibres, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Some Comparisons Between Fibres
by Kelly and Windsor, Victoria, Australia
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Download PDF An Introduction to Linebreeding Alpacas
by Steve Marshall, Stansbury Alpacas, South Australia, Australia
* this article first appeared in the 2006 Australian Alpaca Association Inc. National Conference Proceedings and is reproduced with permission of the author and the Australian Alpaca Association Inc.
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Download PDF The Continued Development of Artificial Insemination Technologies in Alpacas
by Katherine Morton and W.M. Chis Maxwell, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Breeding Programs—Review of approaches in Australia
by Colin Langford, NSW Department of Primary Industry, New South Wales, Australia
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Download PDF Purchasing the Perfect ’Paca...
by Jane Wray, The Alpaca Specialists, South Australia, Australia
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Download PDF Breeding... it’s all in the Bloodlines
by Jane Wray, The Alpaca Specialists, South Australia, Australia
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Download PDF Marketing Alpaca on a Commercial Scale Using the Fibre’s Competitive Advantage
by Michael Talbot Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd
* presented at the Australian Alpaca Association 2006 National Conference
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Download PDF The Effect of Micron and Density on Fleece Weight
by Ian Watt, Elite Alpaca Breeding Systems, California, USA
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Download PDF EABS Fiber Standards For Sires
by Ian Watt, Elite Alpaca Breeding Systems, California, USA
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Download PDF Processing Alpaca Fibre into Yarn
by Boyd Williams
* an extract from “Fleece to Fashion”, an Information Sheet on
www.spinningmillforsale.com
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Download PDF Artificial Insemination in Alpacas
by Jorge Reyna
* appeared in Alpacas Australia, Issue 48 Summer 2005, p38
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Download PDF Alpaca Breeding in Peru and Perspectives for the Future
by Jorge Reyna
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Download PDF The Origin and Evolution of the South American Camelids
by Jorge Reyna
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Download PDF ALPACAS FOR ME—fact v fiction
by Ian Watt, Elite Alpaca Breeding Systems, California, USA
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