• Should Alpaca Breeders Use ‘SD’ or ‘CV’ When Evaluating Fibre Traits?

    Over the years I have operated AAFT, the question of whether to use Standard Deviation (SD) or Co-efficient of variation (CV) when evaluating fibre traits is undoubtedly one of the most commonly asked questions. It also happens to be one of the issues most plagued by misunderstanding, and consequently, carries the potential to de-rail breeding strategies, particularly those aimed at reducing the incidence of coarse fibres, increasing the level of fibre uniformity, improving the processing performance of fleeces or simply improving the style and handle of fleeces. more »
  • Basics About Alpaca Feece

    Covers a brief history of alpaca fleece, its structure, how to evaluate it on the alpaca, and how to care and prepare it. more »
  • Alpaca Fiber For Profit Course

    A series of educational presentations aimed at providing an extensive look at all factors to be taken into consideration when exploring the potential of participating in the alpaca industry. more »

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