Alpaca co-op hits major milestone

Wollondilly Advertiser
By: Ashleigh Tullis
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Bargo farmer Mick Williams’ alpaca fleece organisation notched up a major milestone last week.

The Waratah Alpaca Fibre co-op, which was established in June, buys fleece from alpaca breeders and sells it to buyers, including a Chinese manufacturer.

Mr Williams celebrated the co-op’s first big sale since its inception.

Eleven tonnes of raw alpaca fleece was packaged in a shipping container and sent to China.

“It is full steam ahead,” the alpaca breeder said.

“I was part of every process of this sale and shipping. I helped pack the container with three others and we triple checked the order.

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