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ANGELA - Angora Genetics Laboratory

The latest and not least important venture under the SAMIL umbrella is our research project called ANGELA.

ANGELA has as its objective the enhancement of Angora goats and the mohair industry, from kidding to the improvement of the different hair qualities. The project will make available its results to all in the mohair farming community, and its intention is to generate interest to attract a wider participation of other farmers.

ANGELA was conceived in January 2013, and started in February 2014. Its operations are located at the Vleikuil farm, close to Willowmore in the Eastern Cape. It is a partnership between a prominent mohair farmer and SAMIL Farming, and furthermore with the valued collaboration of Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI) and a bio chemistry professor from the University of Barcelona.

The financing of the project is assured by the revenues of ANGELA Research NPC (non-profit company), through a generous capital donation from the chairman of SAMIL Natural Fibres. It is projected that the revenues will be sufficient to sustain the venture for as long as 20 years.

The project starts with 15 selected rams, owned by ANGELA and 500 ewes, the latter remaining the property of the participating farmers. It is benefitting from the experience gained over a long period, by a sister company in the alpaca industry at Pacomarca in Peru.

ANGELA - Angora Genetics Laboratory

 
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