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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.


Alpaca Farms Open to Visitors

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 to find a farm to visit near you


From left Julie Blake, Tammy Attenborough, Lynda Holdsworth
From left Julie Blake, Tammy Attenborough, Lynda Holdsworth

Congratulations to the recipients of the

VER Annual Awards 2017-18

Keith Turner Perpetual Memorial Trophy for Suri Alpaca of the Year was awarded to:-

Chakana Blue Suri Alpacas - Chakana Blue Muchacho ET

Lyla Fisher Perpetual Memorial Trophy for Huacaya Alpaca of the Year was awarded to:-

Auravale Alpacas - Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque

Dianne Condon Memorial Trophy for Best New Breeder was awarded to

Boolaroo Suri Alpacas


Lardner Alpaca Show

Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Great turnout at this show with over 130 halter entries and just under 30 huacaya fleece entries.
it was a busy day including a raffle, stud auctions, stalls and many visitors wandering in from the adjacent craft market.
Thanks to the convenors Chris and Russel Pendlebury, Joy Skinner and their team, the judges Jillian Holmes and Andrew Munn and all the participants.

And the winners are:-

Supreme Suri - BAARROOKA DS TILT-A-WHIRL


Supreme Huacaya - ASHBOURNE ILLUMINATI ( Owned by Malakai Alpacas)


Champion Huacaya Fleece - MERRIJIG LIMITED EDITION (owned by Moresby Farm)


Annual General Meeting 2018

The ARM will be held on Sunday 7th October at 10am at the Narre Warren East Hall, Berwick Road, Narre Warren East.

The AGM Agenda can be viewed in the Members Zone of this website.

Candidate for election or appointment as a Regional Committee (Victorian Eastern Region) member of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd are as follows:-

President
Maddy Bissels
Louise Lazarus
Vice President
Tieran Kimber
Chris Pendlebury
Secretary
Lynda Holdsworth
Wendy Talbot
Treasurer
Nic Holdsworth
Committee
Vivian Blacker
Julie Blake
Tim Blake
Michelle Bissels
Lezley Golding
Lynda Holdsworth
Lynne Kimber
Tieran Kimber
Louise Lazarus
Joy Skinner

For information on each candidate please click here

All members are invited to the AGM and encouraged to vote for their preferrred candidates. If you are unable to attend the meeting you may have your vote by appointing a proxy.

For further information on how to appoint a proxy please click here

Proxy Form please click here

Combined with the ARM this year is the End of Year Break Up lunch. For further details and booking information on the VER lunch please click here


Sale Alpaca Show

Saturday 13th October

Halter and Fleece Show

Judge:- Chris Williams

Entries now open on eAlpaca, click here for more info


Alpaca Sales

Just a reminder to all members that this website offers a free service for members to advertise alpacas for sale.

Looking to buy an alpaca or stud service go to "Alpacas for Sale" and "Stud Sires" pages for details of alpacas available.

Listing alpacas for sale and stud sires is done via the Members Zone.  If you need help contact Lynda Holdsworth at


National Spectacular Alpaca Show - Young Judges Competition
National Spectacular Alpaca Show - Young Judges Competition

The National Spectacular Alpaca Show,

Bendigo 23-26th August, 2018

It was wonderful to see Victorians represented in all aspects of the National Show this year.

Ribbons were won in the halter classes for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. Victorians were also awarded in the Fleece Show, the Photography and Craft competitions, as well as the Youth Alpaca competition and Young Judges.

In addition beautiful alpaca wools and product were on display and sale by Victorian producers.

So impressive to see the breadth of invlovement in our industry by our members.

Full Alpaca Halter results are available at eAlpaca


Lilydale Alpaca PADDOCK to PRODUCT

Sunday November 18th, 2018

The VER together with VYTEC have been invited to be part of the Lilydale Alpaca Show.

It has been decided to make it an alpaca promotional event this year! 

This is the regions opportunity to showcase all things Australian alpaca including but not limited to:-

For more information on how you can be involved please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page


Victorian Alpaca Youth

The Victorian Alpaca Youth Training and Education Committee would like to thank you for your continued support of youth activities within the alpaca and agricultural sectors in Victoria! Since 2017, more events have been added to our portfolio, while our work with Paraders competitions, youth camps and workshops have been recognised as the Gold Standard of Youth work within alpacas Nation-wide! This has led to exciting times within the alpaca industry and is hoped to lead to growth, not only of the Victorian Alpaca Youth Group (VAY), but of youth groups across Australia.

Click here to find out how to get involved.


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

This web-site is a source of information for AAA Victorian Eastern Region Members and for others interested in alpacas and alpaca products. It contains -


COPYRIGHT

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DISCLAIMER

The content of the Victorian Eastern Region web-site provides information only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of this content. The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd. Victorian Eastern Region does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information and advice) which is provided on this web-site or incorporated into it by reference.