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.


Alpaca Fibre Network Australia was set up in 2013 by a group of Alpaca breeders from around Australia, with a number of goals.

1) Collect, objectively class, and sell alpaca fleece to buyers who appreciate the superior qualities of this wonderful fibre;
2) Collect and market all colours and grades of fleece, both Huacaya and Suri;
3) Obtain the best price possible for the growers;
4) Ensure growers are fully aware of the requirements for achieving the best price possible through education workshops, and electronic communication;
5) Minimise costs involved in operating the collection and sale system.

As our name implies, this is a network of alpaca breeders who are working as a team to supply a raw product in a consistent and sustainable way. To help with these goals, it is imperative that all members abide by the motto of "Breeders working with breeders" and ensure the workload of collecting and classing fleece is not left to a few.

In other words, this is not a 'drop and run' set-up - contributors are expected to help skirt, class and sort their own fleeces (under supervision) and donate some extra time to help the organisation run smoothly. This way the growers will learn more about their own fleeces, as well as see how others are working to improve their quality of fleece.

CONTACTS

Alpaca Fibre Network (Aust) contacts for each location are listed below: 

 

South Australia : Kerry and Jolyon Porter 
Yacka Ridge Alpacas 
PH: 0407 602 039 
AFN(Aust) SA

 

Tasmania : Janelle and Byron Jago 
Toffeemont Alpacas 
PH: (03) 6269 2275 
AFN(Aust) TAS

 

Victoria : Keate and Annette Woodgate 
Annkea Alpacas 
PH: 0419 550 826 
AFN(Aust) VIC

 

Western Australia : Darryl and Anne Sherman 
Rivergum Rise Alpacas 
PH: 0401 710 063 
AFN(Aust) WA

 

 

 

New South Wales : Vacant

 

Queensland : Vacant

 

To find out more, please contact one of the above co-ordinators.