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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.


Alpaca Farms Open to Visitors

Australian Alpaca Week is heading your way.

4th May to 12th May, 2019

Many local alpaca farms will open their farm gates for the general public to visit and learn more about alpacas and the beautiful products made from their fleeces.

Want to get up close and personal with alpacas?

Want to buy some alpaca fleece, yarn or garments?

Why not visit one of the local Victorian Eastern Region alpaca farms. Each of the farms listed are happy for visitors, allowing you to interact and learn more about these exquisite creatures.

Click here for the local farms/events open during alpaca week

Cant make it during alpaca week not to worry - click here to contact alpaca farms that are open to the public all year round.

 


Upcoming Event

VER Spectacular - Saturday 25th May, 2019

Alexandra Alpaca Show- Saturday 3rd August, 2019

Annual Regional Meeting - Sunday 8th September, 2019

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, Includes Youth Paraders - Sunday 29th Oct- Tuesday 1st October, 2019

Sale Alpaca Show - Saturday 12th October, 2019

Click Here for further details on all upcoming events.


Farm World 11-14th April
Farm World 11-14th April

 Farm World

Above are some photos from another successful year at Farm World.

VYTEC at Farm World

Click here to read all their news, including competition results.


Alpacas at the Holland Festival
Alpacas at the Holland Festival

Holland Festival

Saturday 16th March Berwick Showgrounds.

VER Members attend the Holland Festival with a display of alpacas and beautiful alpaca product for sale.

A successful day promoting the alpaca industry.


Red Hill Young Paraders Competition

The first Victorian Alpaca Youth Paraders' Competition for 2019 was held at the Red Hill Show on Sat 9th March.

Congratlutions to all participants. Results are as follows:-

Open

Senior Champion- Leah Burnett

Intermediate Champion- Taleisha Yelland

Intermediate Reserve Champion- Tamaryn Kimber

 

Preliminary

Preliminary Senior Champion- Sayge Carpmael

Intermediate Champion- Hannah Moon

Intermediate Reserve Champion- Archer Carmael

Junior Champion- Dirk Varmeulen

 

Open Supreme- Leah Burnett

Preliminary Supreme- Hannah Moon

Trainers Award- Leah Burnett

For a full report on the day please click here


Chakana Blue Time Machine and Ashbourne The Hipster
Chakana Blue Time Machine and Ashbourne The Hipster

Red Hill Show 2019

Supreme Suri - Chakana Blue Time Machine

Supreme Huacaya -  Ashbourne The Hipster (jointly owned by Ashbourne and Malakai Alpacas.)

The Red Hill Show convenors would like to sincerely thank their sponsors and those who have donated to their Silent Auction:-

Main Ridge Veterinary Clinic
olieve&olie
Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd
Alternative View Alpacas
Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas.


Surilana Mascusani Ma Beth and Whispering Gums Polar Express
Surilana Mascusani Ma Beth and Whispering Gums Polar Express

Berwick Show

With perfect weather and over 100 entries in the halter section and 78 fleeces the Berwick Alpaca show got off to a great start.

The show had a great atmosphere with plenty of public through the sheds over the day.

Chris Williams our fleece judge, judged the fleeces infront of the public and engaged with those interested to learn more. It was the first time we had done this and by all accounts it was very successful.  Thanks to Chris and his fabulous stewards Heather and Paul Gardner and Elissa Glasson for taking the extra time to include the public whist completing the busy task of judging 78 fleeces in the time frame provided. 

Andrew Munn our halter judge was expertly supported by Chief Steward Louise Lazarus and Ring Stewards Trevor Parry and Bill Burnett. Andrew provided informative feedback to all entrants explaining his decisions along the way.

Thank-you to both our judges for their expertise and support of the Berwick Show.

We had VER new members Colin Taylor on the iPad as Results Steward and Kylie Taylor as Ribbon Steward- both did a truly amazing job and I am very much appreciative of their help and support for the show.  Both enjoyed being part of their first show and I am sure you will see them as participants at future shows.

Thanks also to our Inspection Stewards - Rachel Burnet, Louise Lazarus, Nicole Harman, Julie Blake; our photographers Will Burnett and Indigo Anderson and Ann Parry who stepped into help wherever needed.

Thanks to all entrants of the show for their support and helping to pack up at the end of the day - as the saying goes "many hands make light work" We hope you all enjoyed the show and will come back next year.

A special thank-you must go to the Burnett family - Bill, Rachel, Leah and Will. All helped whereever they were needed during the day and they were the last to leave, working so hard to help pack everything up.  You guys are STARS your help and support is very much appreciated.

Supreme Broad Ribbons went to the following:-

Halter Classes

Surilana Macusani Ma Beth - Supreme Suri

Whispering Gums Polar Express - Supreme Huacaya

Fleece Classes

Auravale Paris - Supreme Hucaya White Fleece

Moresby Farm Alannah - Supreme Huacaya Light Fawn Fleece

Moresby Farm Harmony - Supreme Huacaya Med/Dark Fawn Fleece

Grey Gum Bandido(Moresby Farm) - Supreme Huacaya Roan Fleece

Baarrooka Orange 15 - Supreme Suri White Fleece

Baarrooka White 16 - Supreme Suri Light Fawn Fleece

Bolaroo Perseus - Supreme Brown Suri Fleece

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:_

Major Sponsor - WFI Insurance Ltd

Trophies - Design Awards
Suri Supreme Champion - Chakana Blue Suri Alpacas
Huacaya Supreme Champion - Chakana Gold Huacaya Alpacas
Veterinary Services - Avonsleigh Veterinary Clinic
Feed and Hay Supplies - Discount Animal Supplies Lysterfield
Farm Gates, Feeder & more - Norton Livestock Handling Solutions
Fleece Buyer - Scotch Group Alpaca Fiber
Fleece Processing - Fibre Naturally
Stud Services - Auravale Alpacas
Shearing Services - Mike Snow "Snowy" Shearing Services

Fleece Awards - Propharma Australia

 


The Victorian Eastern Region Alpaca Q & A booklet is available for free. Click here for more information.


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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