SA Alpacas were representated at the Walkerville Agricultural Fair

“Redesigning the Alpaca Genetically” (World Alpaca Conference 2012)

The South African magazine, Afgriland ( published in its March 2013 issue, an amended version of the article “Redesigning the Alpaca Genetically” (World Alpaca Conference 2012) I wrote.

Afgriland magazine appears bimonthly and has a circulation of 10,000. The magazine focuses on good news and solutions within the agricultural industry.

I wrote the article as part of the collaborative effort SRS Alpacas International has launched with alpaca breeders in South Africa.

Attached is a copy.


Jim Watts

New Articles written by Debbie Braunlich

Debbie Braunlich has submitted an article to the International Wool Textile Organisation’s monthly newsletter.

The shorter version as it appeared in the newsletter is attached plus the longer, original article.

Shorter version: Alpacas for Africa
Longer article: Alpaca - Fibre of the gods article

A great time was had by all at the Stellenbosch Agri Expo!

A great time was had by all at the Stellenbosch Agri Expo!

The SAABS hosted a stand and modelling show at the 2011 Stellenbosch Agriworks Farm Expo - many thanks to the sub committee for all their hard work! Photos courtesy of Christopher and Eva Dolitzsch-Tatzreither.
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Dr Jim Watts SRS Workshop

Affiliated to the South African Stud Book and Livestock Improvement Association

Dr Jim Watts SRS Workshop

28th July, 2012
Klein Landskroon, Paarl

(Alternative session: Mooi River, Wednesday 25th. )
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The alpaca is here to stay

Farmers Weekly
11:00 (GMT+2), Mon, 14 May 2012

By Alison Notley, Helderstroom Alpacas, Western Cape

We are one of about 45 alpaca breeders in South Africa. Many South African farmers are engaging their services...but only for their secondary function.

Yarn for Sale

Is proud to announce that our yarns for the winter season 2012 have arrived
It was worth the wait
Open the attachment and see what’s on offer
(you might have to adjust your screen to see the whole range)
The softest, high quality PURE ALPACA YARNS for your crafting enjoyment

For enquiries please phone 021 856 4520, Gordon’s Bay
Send an e-mail to:

Design Indaba Expo

The World Alpaca Conference 10-12 April 2012

Earlybird Discount ends next week, on 30th November!!

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Jan Jamieson and her deco-stand at the Home Makers Expo

Well done to Novello Alpacas!