Dr Jim Watts SRS Workshop

THE SOUTH AFRICAN ALPACA BREEDERS’SOCIETY
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. )
Dr Jim Watts Profile
Jim is a veterinarian from New South Wales, Australia, who has developed a new way of breeding fleece-coated animals. The breeding system, called the Soft Rolling Skin or SRS system, is based on improving the density and length of fibres grown by the animal, and has been applied to Merino sheep flocks and Angora goat herds in Australia since 1988 and more recently to Huacaya and Suri alpaca herds in Australia, New Zealand, North America and the United Kingdom. By selecting fleece-coated animals specifically for high levels of fibre density and length and low primary fibre diameter, rapid improvements in fleece weight and fibre quality (fineness, alignment, tensile strength, surface smoothness, elasticity and dye affinity) are achieved.
These scientific discoveries impact directly on the design and implementation of fleece breeding programmes as well as conventional methods of animal and fleece judging.
Workshop Cost
Members R1200 less 40% (R720)
Non-members R1200

VETS FREE – please publicise.

Please rsvp. Di.kruger@rmb.co.za

Banking details:
FNB
Branch code: 200-607
Acc No 62124200990