Alpacas of Somerset Farm
8226 Stoney Creek Rd, Fairplay, CA
In El Dorado County Southeast of Placerville, CA
~Our Breeding Program~
The focus of our breeding program is measurable improvement in fiber production qualities with each generation.
We Wish We Knew Then, What We Know Now
We wish we had known when we started out in this business what we know now about the significance of quality fiber production. Please, if you take nothing else away from all the information in this web site, think about this...”The Fiber is the Future and the Future is Now.” If you are serious about finding out what this business is all about please read the article The Time Is Now to Focus on Fiber. You can get into the details of fiber measurement by reading another article, When You Buy, Keep An Eye On The Numbers.
Breeding alpacas for quality fiber production is part art and part science. The future North American fiber industry cannot be built on random selection of a pairing for the sake of creating more alpacas to sell. We wish we had a better understanding of that concept the first couple of years we were in the business. When you purchase an alpaca or breeding from us we will give you the information you need to know to make the right breeding decisions...right in the terms of “measurable improvement in fiber production qualities with each generation.”
Dianna immersed herself in the fiber production part of the industry. Her term as a board member on the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America, Inc. (AFCNA) proved to be invaluable in terms of exposure to North American fiber production. Dianna has attended advanced classes focused on breeding for quality fiber. In another article Dianna covers the Tips for Maximizing Your Alpaca Fiber Harvest that explains how to get the most from your annual fiber harvest. She has also attended several classes on how to prepare your fleece for processing.
Focusing on quality fiber production through well-
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