Friday, July 2, 2010

I am an Elite Alpaca Breeder of Ultrafine Fleeces first, as well as an exporter

Politics is everywhere, but the alpaca industry it seems to be a real ego thing amongst some breeders.
Some breeders love to put others down.
Why it boosts their egos.
Some think they are the best in the world.
........................literally.
Egos are huge

You have to have thick skin in this industry, as if you are seen to be doing well, others will put you down......In Australia it is called Tall Poppy Syndrome.
Why do these people with huge egos put others down, no-one is a threat to them, the least me.

I would like it known, that first of all i am an Alpaca Breeder, i love the fleeces that i am breeding, and i am producing Ultrafine Fleeces.That is my aim, and i am doing well with this.
That is not to say that is what everyone shuld breed for, if they want they can breed for their own desires, and should nver be put down by other breeders.
Secondly i am an Exporter.Why, because i saw that the exporting game around 10 years ago, was not being done correctly.
When legislations were changed in NZ and Aust late 2004, others said it was too hard, but i thought i could do this.And do it right. It was hard, and still is.
Others put you down.
But i have done it right, and i am now respected by the Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian Goverment, where i have help devlope their Importing Protocols.
I have since now completed and opened up Seychelles, and The maldives, and now Thailand.
I have sent new species to countries to devlop new Industries.
I have created communication between the Eu officials and Australian biosecurity, and government.
All of these i was told at the beginning, it could not be done.
And i have done it.I am not boasting.But i am saying one, or should i say two breeders,continue to put me down.
I have been breeding as long as they have.
I am not saying these people do not breed beautiful alpacas, they do.
I am not putting them down at all.
But i am saying there are other breeders in the world, and not just Australia, that have the best interest of breeding Ultrafine alpacas.
and they are not the only ones.
They say i am not a breeder, but just an exporter.
I say to them. that if it was not for my efforts, and setting the pace for some others to export, and opening the export game to all breeders in Australia, and not just to themselves exclusively.
Those in Europe looking at importing alpacas, to their countries, look past the one who boasts, and look further afield.
There are some very beautiful alpacas, that meet your requirements.
Look past those that talk the most.
I have assisted many alpaca breeders Australia Wide to export their alpacas, and also i have exported alpacas as well.
But my goal is to breed Ultrafine fleeces consistantly, first, (also not compromising in any other breed standards), then i am an exporter, to make sure the alpacas are treated humanly, and are exported under correct conditions.
Then i am a breeder didicated in opening up new markets, not just for Australian alpacas, but for all countries to enable them also to export.
The world is a big place and really empty of alpacas.

The people that knock others, are usually those who have something to hide, knocking others takes the spotlight off them.

7 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

There will always be someone...to critisize...you ! But as long as you are comfortable with your decisions and standards...you can rest easy, in the knowledge that you are doing your best !...do not be distracted by others with loud voices.....the silent wisper will always....speak volumes and your animals....will do the talking for you !!...............Jayne

Knapper Alpakka said...

Stay in there, Raelene, and if you are interested in the Norwegian market, please let us know :-)

Rob @ Wellground said...

Hi Raelene,

Gosh! what a blog post. We do sympathise with your situation, truly we do. We understand the problems you have suffered and we too have suffered similar issues.

We have never been an exporter or an importer, but we have as you know sold alpacas that were imported. That put us in an difficult position and we were subjected to the Tall Poppy Syndrome here in the UK. I love that expression of yours ;o))

We are now totally independent breeders now, that has made things much nicer for us.

Les and I have heard you have been poorly, we hope you are fully recovered now. Next time you are in the UK, come back and see us again. We'd love to see you again.

Don't let them grind you down Raelene.

Regards

Rob n Les @ Wellground

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