Thank you for joining me! I’ve been wanting to start this project for some time now, and what better time than with the launch of our new software Alpacas on the Go (AotG as we call it here)! AotG is herd management in the cloud, and the next generation of our very successful desktop program Optimate AlpaFarm (first launched in 2002, now retired).
The Better Breeding Blog will be an informative series of posts that will explain in layman’s terms the science of animal breeding and how to apply this to your own animals. This information is evergreen and applicable to all species, and if I can cut through the rather intense maths and genetics behind successful breeding such that pretty much anyone can understand it, then I will regard this as mission accomplished!
There are two planned sections for this site. This section, the blog, will be more “freeform”. I don’t want to be caught in analysis-paralysis working out the best structure for my posts, or how to best organise them from day one. I’d never get started! Rather, I’ll post on whatever comes to mind first, and allow things to develop naturally from there. The second section is intended to be more book-like, and will be the repository for a more organised structure where posts will ultimately be collated into chapters. This section doesn’t exist yet.
There may be an assumption that this site is biased towards alpacas, but I cannot stress enough that this blog is for all breeders of all animals. The science is exactly the same regardless of species, and I welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from serious breeders looking to improve their own stock and future revenues.