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Alpaca Husbandy Breeding & Genetics

How Can You Tell If An Alpaca Is Right for Your Herd?

How Can You Tell If An Alpaca Is Right for Your Herd?

Everybody says the same thing about their alpacas . It seems like everything  will “improve fineness and increase density” …. if you’re comparing it to a rock that would undoubtedly be true. “In the day” “B.C.” (Before Computers),…. Livestock breeders would have track production results for generations […]

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Part 1 Developing An Alpaca Fiber Industry

I think everyone can agree that a commercial, large volume, “natural fiber marketplace” exists in the world today. I think it is also safe to say that alpaca is not currently part of that premier group. At least not in a significant way. So the question is, […]

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Stargazer HERD BROKE 20 MICRON AFD IN 2015!

Early on in our alpaca endeavor we had come across some simple advice about how to best succeed in a livestock breeding business. In a nutshell we were advised to collect data and use it when making breeding and purchase decisions.  In the 18 years since, we have documented yearly […]

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Alpaca EPD’s “Do The Math” Webinar Part 1

What Are EPDs? This webinar will provide a foundation to what EPDs are and perhaps shed some light on why they work so well for alpaca breeding stock.  I recently watch a cattle EPD presentation in which an angus breeder was able to quantify that improvement through […]

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EPD’s …How Accurate is Accurate enough?

EPD's ...How Accurate is Accurate enough?

  There’s some confusion about the term “accuracy” when it comes to EPD’s. It would make common sense that if something had a low accuracy that it would not be very reliable…correct? No, that is not how the term ” is used with EPD’s. EPD Accuracy simply […]

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How does fiber diameter affect fleece weight and density?

How does fiber diameter affect fleece weight and density?

It took us a few years to catch on to the degree fiber diameter plays on fleece weight. Early on we had heard rumblings how the fleece show scoring system had become counter-productive to rewarding density but it wasn’t until I did the math did the reality hit home. It became […]

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2013 Fiber tests have arrived!

We just received the test results back from our 2013 clip. Great news to report on our fleece quality improvement program. It’s no secret that we have been using the EPD program to help with our breeding decisions. Each year we have seen a progressive orderly improvement […]

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The ARI Alpaca EPD Results are in!

We couldn’t be happier with the results we’ve experienced using EPD data to improve our herd. For the third year in a row The Stargazer Ranch breeding program has produced 25% or more of the top 100 males & females in the ARI-ALPACA EPD program for producing […]

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Are Your Alpacas Earning Their Keep?

It’s that time of year for your alpacas to pay you back for all your time & money you have invested in their care and well being! Commercial buyers are paying anywhere from $2.00 to $60.00 a pound. As expected there are many more buyers calling for […]

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EPD Video #1- The Basics

This video is the first in a series of screencasts to help explain how EPD’s work and why they can be such a valuable tool for livestock improvement. I am not a scientist, PhD or math expert. I put this together as I understand the system and hopefully […]

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