Last night we had the pleasure of having Tim Hey (owner of Inca Alpacas and well respected BAS judge) and Dr Jim Watts (a veterinarian from New South Wales who has developed a new way of breeding fleece coated animals; the SRS system) stay over in preparation for our herd assessment this morning. Although we had planned an early start (06.30 hrs) I was awake by 5am anxious to hear their opinions.
The SRS system is about;
- reducing primary fibre diameter
- increasing fibre density
- increasing fibre length