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The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

April 2019
Thu 11th Farm World
Venue: Lardner Park
Contact: Jenny Miles   Phone: 0417392670

Farm World 2019

Thursday 11th April  |  8.30am – 5pm

Friday 12th April  |  8.30am – 5pm

Saturday 13th April  |  8.30am – 5pm

Sunday 14th April  |  8.30am – 4pm

 

Individual stands/pens available!

VER will also have a promotional stand.

A great opportunity for marketing your alpacas and stud over four days to thousands of people.

Farm World is a 4 day event held at Lardner via Warragul from April 11th to 14th 2019. Approximately 55,000 people pass through the gates from all over Australia and New Zealand and we often speak to other overseas visitors each year with Thursday and Friday being primarily farmers with the weekends being families. Eastern Region has been a part of this event for well over 20 years and has moved locations several times until we now reside in Lakeside Pavillion with a concrete floor, powered sites and solid walls after many years in marquees.

We have exhibitors displaying animals both huacaya and suri and many product examples from bags of fleece to knitted garments both handmade and imported, to all types of craft examples, leading brands and fine Australian Alpaca garments and products and daily spinning demonstrations.

We acknowledge and appreciate sponsorship from Drouin Veterinary Clinic and
Pearces Oil City Transport for all your hay and straw needsyet again for 2019.

There are tables and chairs supplied for visitors to sit and talk or observe with kids activities offered at kid’s tables and chairs with colouring sheets and pencils available.

This is an excellent opportunity for alpaca breeders of the Region not just locals as often thought to promote their own stud but we see it as promoting breeders from other areas of the VER, other regions and the industry as a whole.

Come and join us for a fun filled four days of “ talking alpaca “.

We see this display as a major marketing and promotion opportunity for any breeder both big and small and it allows for a great chance of networking  and promotion within the region.

For more information refer to the Booking Form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0417392670.

Regards

Jenny Miles

Farmworld Steering Committee

 

May 2019
Sat 4th Australian Alpaca Week
(Lasting 9 days)

Australian Alpaca Week

4-12th May 2019

Australian Alpaca Awareness Week will take place between 4 May and 12 May 2019 and will again incorporate open farms.

Whether you are interested in joining this growing agricultural industry, thinking of owning just a few alpacas as pets, or simply want to learn more, visit a farm and talk to a breeder in your area.

Below is a list of farms that will be open for Alpaca Week, keep an eye on this page as more farms will continue to be added as the time drwas closer.


Australian Alpaca Week

Kelowna Alpacas Open Days

Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th May 2019

Open from 10.30 to 4pm

920 Stumpy Gully Road, Tuerong 3915

We will have animal husbandry tips, cria handling and fleeces/yarn for sale.


Australian Alapca Week
(Lasting 8 days)

Stevley Park Suris Alpacas

Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th

Open from 10 to 3pm each day

155 Dore Road, Nar Nar Goon 3812

Advise on animal husbandry, farm layout, Animals for Sale, Alpaca Product for Sale.

Farm Shop open, scarfs, beanies, mittens, alpaca toys, knitting yarn, fleeces for spinning and much more.

May 2019
Sat 11th Australian Alpaca Week

Clifden Alpacas

Saturday 11th May 2019

Open from 10 to 3pm.

426 Yarragon-Leongatha Road Yarragon 3823

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet a select herd of stunning black alpacas - including our own "Archie the Black Alpaca", loveable star of 2 children's books.


Australian Alpaca Week

Annkea Alpacas and Wangurra Alpacas combined Open Farm Day

Saturday 11th May

Open from 10am to 4pm.

75 Davross Court., Seville 3139

Breeding stock and pets for sale. Sausage sizzle, Jumping castle, Luxury Alpaca Knitwear for sale.


Australian Alpaca Week

Pitchingga Ridge Open Days

As part of Australian Alpaca Weekend, our farm and on-farm shop will be open on:

Saturday, 11th May

Sunday, 12th May 

Time: 10am till 4pm

Visitors will be able find out more about owning alpacas, husbandry practices, and the routine management required.

Alpacas and beautiful alpaca fleece product from our on-farm shop will be available for sale

We look forward to welcoming you to our farm.

www.pitchinggaridge.com.au

May 2019
Sat 25th Spectacular
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre    Time: 6.30pm

VER Spectacular 2019

Annual Fleece Show and Awards Night

The VER Committee are pleased to bring you the Spectacular this year.

For Dinner information and bookings click here

For Photography information and entry click here

For Handcraft information and entry click here

Fleece Show

Fleece entry open now via eAlpaca.

Bill Plunkett Memorial Trophy - Champion Huacaya Fleece

V.E.R. Perpetual Trophy - Champion Suri Fleece

Shearing is over, gather up those beautiful fleeces for our Region's Annual Fleece Show.

All fleeces will be grid tested.

We want to see you at the Spectacular but if you cannot make it, you can still enter your fleeces.

Fleeces can be posted or delivered to:-

Heather & Paul Gardner - 85 Bourchiers Road, Kangaroo Ground, 3097,    
MOB:0417 580 507

J & D Daddo - 109 Stony Creek Road, Red Hill or P O Box 129, Red Hill, 3937
Phone 5989 2866

Lezley Golding - 155 Dore Road, Nar Nar Goon, 3812. Phone: 5941 556

Joy skinner - 695 Tooradin Station Rd, Cardinia 3978, Mob: 0418 257 222

Maddy Bissels - 5808 Melba Hwy, Yea 3717  Mob: 0458 224 343

Put the 25th May in your diaries for our Region's Night of Nights!!!

 

Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre

Address: Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham

Date: 25 May – Saturday 

Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm

Cost: $50 per head

Dress Code: Good Casual

 

Click here for more details

August 2019
Thu 1st Alexandra Alpaca Show
Venue: Alexandra Show Grounds
Contact: Maddy Bissels   Phone: 0458 224 343

Alexandra Show

Saturday 3rd August, 2019

 Judge: Peter Kennedy-Gane

September 2019
Mon 30th RASV
Venue: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announce the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show will again be conducted in September during the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show.


The 2019 age championship competition will take place over two days, Monday 30 September to Tuesday 1 October, providing exhibitors the opportunity to utilise two of the Royal Melbourne Shows busiest days to showcase your stud and the wider Alpaca industry to thousands of Show patrons.


The RASV is committed to making the Royal Melbourne Show the home of the best competitions, exhibitions and entertainment and we hope you will join us in celebrating and showcasing the Alpaca industry

Entries open: Wednesday 22 May
Entries close: Friday 9 August
Judging: Monday 30 September - Tuesday 1 October
Further information will be communicated soon.



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