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Herdsire Breedings

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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How Much Is An Alpaca Worth?

How Much Is An Alpaca Worth?

Are you confused about prices and trying to make sense of it all? You’re not alone. We hear this question from new and existing breeders alike.  Utilizing EPD’s in your search requirements will keep you focused on value along with price. EPDs are easy to use and […]

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Shared Intelligence is Not Just For Aliens Anymore.

10 REASONS TO EMBRACE EPDs By John Heise, Stargazer Ranch Alpacas, Loveland, Colorado 1. EPDs are the most advanced scientific method available today designed to establish an animal’s genetic profile. Not all that unlike the driverless Google car that develops it intelligence by sharing experience encountered by […]

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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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Apocalypse

Apocalypse Has sired more top 100 herdsires listed in the AOA-EPD program for improving fineness and increasing fleece weight.

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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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Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 635-2322
Fax: (970) 635-2696
Website: http://www.alpaca.net
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