Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
We have a new goal: "Succesful implanting after freezing the embryo."
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Today we scanned the females. They were all pregnant, except the last three. We did expect this... so no disappointment. We collected blood (for progestronlevels). If they are low, we treat the girls with prostaglandines. And mate them five days later (after given Receptal).
We put in the "new ones" from England in our "herd". They really have to adapt to their new situation. The black stud is really a macho. He isn't afraid of anything. Really looking great.
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Photo: My sister, me in the middle and my father
Last weeks we were visiting some very known alpacabreeders in The Netherlands. They have very different breedinggoals ...!? Some very beautifull alpacas with lovely fleeces (all around the alpaca). Some breeders go for good conformation and others go for the best fleeces.
We (Marieke and I) go for excellent conformation and the better fleeces (all around). We don't like the big heads, short neck and long back... Our three studs for the end of this year / next year are offering the best genetics in every color in The Benelux. ME Leon, ME Claudius and CME Lysander ET. Hope there will be some more shows in the future in the Benelux.
Furthermore I was looking on the internet for alpacas in Norway and Finland. Seems that they are much further in breeding and started a national studbook in these lands.
All the same breeders (who exports to The Netherlands) have much exported to these lands (Finland and Norway). Mariah Hill, Tim Hey, Bozedown, etc. It suprised me that they have a worldwide / european influence on the alpacamarket. The Fins are member of AZVD. I'll think it is strange that allways the same farms are exporting...
I'll guess that there never will be an export of an alpaca from The Netherlands to USA, England or NZ and Australië. We must hurry with an importscreening for alpacas in The Netherlands!
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