Wrapping the World in Suri Alpaca
Hi, we're Jen and Eric, and we own and run a "Paddock to Product" Suri Alpaca farm. Aside from our herd of alpacas, we have two dogs - Sammy and VJ, guinea fowl, and chickens at our Larnook farm and home.
JenEric Farms decided to breed Suri Alpacas because they are prized by weavers and fashion designers for their longer and silkier fibres. We concentrate on white, but have other colours as well, with well-bred stock from Australian champion heritage and genetics.
Suri fleece is known as the "fibre of the gods" because it is lustrous, long-wearing, contains no lanolin content and is extremely comfortable. A high-quality Suri coat is so lustrous it glistens in the sunlight and feels like cool silk. There's nothing like the elegant look of a Suri moving in full fleece. We also admire their wilder nature, and see it as a characteristic of strength and resilience.
The decision to breed high-quality Suris meant we also had to ensure our farm was biosecure. This process involved a program of exclusion of parasites and chemical threats to our paddocks and working areas. It enabled us to be certified as a biosecure property, and also established the farm as a Q-Alpaca breeding stud. Whenever we sell or transfer stock, we can provide new owners with parasite-free, healthy, well-fed animals. Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our Suris is a priority of our breeding strategy.
All crias are born on our property. The first son of one of our mothers, Micholitta, who herself is a multiple champion, won second and reserve senior male champion at the 2019 Royal Show in Canberra, so we are expecting great things from her newly born male cria, Rosewood.
Our ultimate goal is to provide high-quality fleece to the growing Suri Alpaca market from a biosecure, regenerative farm nestled in the beautiful Northern Rivers area of NSW.
Re-Connecting to Nature
Paddock to Product
JAFF Designs creates beautiful, sustainable textile goods from highly acclaimed Suri alpaca fleece. Our fleece comes from our own herd of Suri alpaca, raised on JenEric Alpaca Farm. We work with local mills and craftspeople to create unique heirloom quality products that bring the beauty of Suri alpaca fleece to you. Our focus is on creating beautiful goods that enhance our community, manage our natural resources and contribute to a sustainable future.
Our Suri alpacas are lovingly raised on the certified biosecure JenEric Alpaca Farm based in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Our farm has been developed specifically for Alpaca breeding and care. We have abundant water supplies, grass feed and extensive predator-proof fences. All of which we carefully maintain to provide a verdant heaven-on-Earth for our mob of more than 30 alpacas.