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Peru trains alpaca fibre growers on quality improvement
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May '12
Alpaca fibre growers in Jauja province in Peru's Junin region were imparted training in genetic improvements of the fibre quality using techniques of controlled mating, National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA), has said.

The training programme was aimed at increasing the competitiveness of Peru's alpaca fibres in overseas markets, according to INIA.

During the programme, the information and technology found suitable by INIA's experimental agrarian station in Santa Ana in connection with the most suitable feed for the alpacas, was shared with alpaca producers.

The alpaca growers were also informed about selection of breeders and achieving genetic improvements through controlled mating techniques.

The controlled mating technique involves producing a superior quality offspring by letting a higher quality male alpaca to mate with a standard female from the flock.

The technique results in better quality of alpaca flock, in terms of the colour and thickness of alpaca fibre.

The technique will improve alpaca fibre production levels, reduce the diameter of the alpaca fibre from 32 to 22 microns, and increase the weight of the fleece, INIA said in its report.

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