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Official website of the Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.


The Victorian Eastern Region (VER) represents over 140 registered alpaca breeders and owners located in the east of Victoria. More information at the bottom of this page. 


Victorian Eastern Region

The Victorian Eastern Region covers a geographically diverse area. Members farm alpacas across many aspects of the Australian terrain - from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, to the rich soil farming districts of Gippsland, the coastal extension from Port Phillip to Mallacoota and the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range.

Within the Victorian Eastern Region there are over 140 registered alpaca breeders, several with larger studs in excess of 100 alpacas to others with only a few. Many members also promote and sell alpaca products.


VER Annual Fleece Show and Dinner 2018

Save the date, for more information see Events page or click here

All entries via eAlpaca

Date:   Saturday 21st July, 2018

Time:   6pm

Venue: 

Fountain Gate Hotel, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Overland Drive, Narre Warren

 


Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, 2018

Entries now open

The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show combined with the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show will be held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018 at Melbourne Showgrounds, showcasing Victoria’s premier alpaca competition and one of the most prestigious fanciers’ competitions in the country.

For the first time, both competitions will be combined in the Grand Pavilion, Building 7, providing a spectacle of over 1,700 animals for visitors attending the free event.

The Alpaca fleece competition is moving back into the July show with the Alpaca competition now a colour show (rather than an age show).

Alpaca Youth Paraders are included as part of this show

The event is free for the public to attend, in an opportunity to get up close to and learn more about these unique animals.

For further information please see Events page.


Farm World Exhibitors, Lakeside Pavilion - Awarded Best General Interest Exhibit
Farm World Exhibitors, Lakeside Pavilion - Awarded Best General Interest Exhibit

Farm World 2018

Farm World 2018 has just ended with a successful exhibit by 9 Eastern Region members occupying 12 sites over the four days with a mixture of animals both suri and huacayas and products, commercially made, hand-made, Australian made and imported stock.

Over 55,000 people attended the event over four days despite the weather at the weekend, Thursday was considered the busiest sales day for many years. Families flocked through the pavilion especially during the inclement weather on Saturday and Sunday, much to our benefit to be undercover. Many questions were asked by people considering the next change of focus to alpacas and many children enjoyed the colouring competition organised by Clifden Alpacas with a prize awarded each day for the best picture.

Spinning demonstrations of alpaca fleece was viewed by many over the four days with a lot of interest shown in the resulting yarns, thanks to Back to Back Crafts.

The lucky ticket draw was well supported by patrons and by exhibitors donating items with the added donation of a throw rug from AAFL with seven prizes being offered and distributed. Thanks to Merungle for organising this donation.

The highlight of the exhibit was being awarded the Best General Interest Exhibit by the Farm World Committee. A glass award was presented and collected by Serenity Alpacas who were able to attend the award ceremony on Thursday night. The award sat proudly on display for the remainder of the weekend.

Thanks for supporting this event goes to Clifden Alpacas, Stevley Park Alpacas, West Wind Alpacas, Annkea Alpacas, Surinti Alpacas, Serenity Alpacas, Ripplefield Alpacas, Ralwental Alpacas and Milestead Alpacas.

Special thanks also to Drouin Veterinary Clinic for their generous donation towards this event.

Confirmed interest is already being shown in the VER alpaca exhibit for Farm World 2019, so why not come and join us in Lakeside Pavilion?


Resource & News Articles

Articles are continually added to our VER web-site (click on the link or go to Resources in the Menu

Victorian Eastern Region - Web-site

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