Alpaca Reproduction

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Welcome to Alpaca Reproduction website. We are a consultancy business in Australia dealing with all the aspects of artificial reproduction in alpacas/llamas as sperm collection, processing and analysis, artificial insemination, herd evaluation, and superovulation and embryo transfer programs. We also provide tailored training in alpaca reproduction for breeders, veterinarians and institutions, locally and overseas. Please take your time to read our Mission/Vision statement. Hope you enjoy your visit.

Our Vision is to promote the development of the alpaca industry using assisted reproductive technologies to allow breeders to accelerate the genetic gain of the herds and thereby maximize their profits.

Our Mission is to delivery assisted reproductive techniques, diagnostic and treatment of reproductive problems, consultancy in nutrition related to reproduction. Additionally, we promote, organise and participate in training courses in alpaca breeding technologies.

alpaca reproduction, sperm count

Sperm Analysis

In the case of alpacas there are no established parameters to evaluate sperm quality. Our laboratory is compiling the latest research from Peru and also doing private research in order to standardise a test to assess sperm quality in alpacas ... more

Sperm collection in alpacas with mannequin

Artificial Insemination

Current limitations of AI include the lack of a reliable technique to collect sperm due to the long duration of copulation, the unique mucoid characteristic of the sperm, the low concentration and motility of the spermatozoa, and the lack of techniques to store sperm in chilled or frozen form ... more

alpaca embryos by jorge reyna

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is one step in the process of removing one or more embryos from the reproductive tract of donor females (valuable females) and transferring them to one or more recipient females (low value females) ... more

alpacas in Cobbity by Jorge Reyna

Nutrition & Reproduction

Nutrition and its interaction with reproduction is key to animal production and has been studied extensively in the rest of the domestic species, but little in the SAC ... more

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