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Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

February 2019
Sat 16th VYTEC AGM


Date: Saturday 16th Febraury.

Location: Donvale Christian College, 155 Tindalls Rd, Donvale. Enter by gate 1, go to the car park and follow signs to the year 9 centre

The VYTEC committee is holding its AGM in Saturday the 16th February at 2pm.

We would like to invite anyone interested in supporting the Youth in the Alpaca industry to attend. There are committee positions available should anyone be interested.

If you have any items for the Agenda please send them to vyteccommittee@gmail.com.

To RSVP also send your email to vyteccommittee@gmail.com.


The Victorian Alpaca Youth Group (VAY), supported by the Victorian alpaca Youth Training and Education Committee (VYTEC), provides a fun and hands-on learning experience, which develops life skills and teaches young people about responsible alpaca ownership. VAY is a place of mentoring, socialising and learning. A place where young people are inspired, nurtured and equipped to become responsible and active members of the alpaca industry and wider community.


We offer five major ways to involve Youth in Alpacas


  1. Mentor Studs
  2. Youth Camps I Workshops
  3. Young Paraders Competition
  4. Young Handlers Competition
  5. Young Judges Competition


VYTEC Vision Statement

The Victorian Alpaca Youth is a place of mentoring, socialising and learning, where young people are inspired, nurtured and equipped to become responsible and active members of the alpaca industry and the wider community.

Youth + Alpacas = Future

Click here for all details

February 2019
Sat 23rd Berwick Show
Venue: Berwick Showgrounds
Contact: Lynda Holdsworth   Phone: 0419334276

Berwick Alpaca Show

Saturday 23rd February, 2019

Age Halter Show

Judge: Andrew Munn

Colour Fleece Show

Judge: Chris Williams




We wish to sincerely thank each of our generous sponsors. Their generosity and support of the Berwick Show and Alpaca Industry as a whole is so very much appreciated.

Major Sponsor - WFI Insurance Ltd
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


Berwick Show is part of the Alpaca of the Year Competition and the Best New Breeder Awards, please see below for further details.

Alpaca of the Year 2018-19

Best New Breeder 2018-19

Click here for the new Show Check List

New to Showing - click here for some helpful information to get you started


Dress Code New Rules

That in the show ring the exhibitors’ uniform will include the AAA logo on either the AAA black shirt, or the AAA black vest. The vest may be worn over the AAA shirt or a black shirt (with either short or long sleeves). These are worn over black trousers or a long black skirt and clean brown or black closed-in shoes. (I.e. stud colours and stud uniforms are not to be worm in the show ring.) 

Please NOTE: The White coat is still acceptable in the show ring for the next two years. Hence a White coat can be worn for the Berwick Show.


If you would like to be involved in helping to organise Berwick Halter or Fleece Show please contact Lynda on 0419334276 or click here
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated no matter how small.
In particular we are looking for helpers for:-


  • Fleece attendants and crowd supervisors and helpers on Saturday 23rd February
  • Pen and show set up on Friday 22nd February.
  • Fleece drop off points for those unable to attend on the day.



March 2019
Sun 3rd VER ORM
Venue: Bunyip Hall

VER ORM - Rescheduled for March 3rd.

The next ORM has been set for Sunday 3rd March.

Bunyip Hall, 38 Main Street Bunyip.

Sunday 3rd February, 2019 - 10 am.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided from 9.30am and the meeting will commence at 10 am.

BYO lunch and drinks if you wish to stay on and chat after the meeting.

Please RSVP to VER.secretary@gmail.com, including any agenda items.

We look forward to seeing our members there.

All minutes and reports can be found on the this website in the Members section.


March 2019
Sat 9th Red HIll Show
Venue: Red Hill Recreation Reserve

Red Hill Show

Red Hill Recreation Reserve

194 Arthurs Seat Road


Convenor: David Daddo

0429 962 509


RED HILL ALPACA SHOW Saturday 9th March 2019

(A VER “Alpaca of the Year” and VER “Best New Breeder of the Year” event)

Age Championship Show for halter class only.

(Note: Fleece classes are not scheduled).


Judge: Mrs Jillian Holmes


Show Entries: Per eAlpaca


Entries Close: Monday, 25th February 2019

Show Schedule

Special Notes:

(i) Minimum fleece lengths, relevant to Halter Classes at Age Championship Shows, have been revised for Red Hill to those which apply at “short fleece” shows. For further details, refer Page 2 of the Show Schedule. (Click here)

(ii) Dress Code: Under new rules to come into effect for the 2019 Show Year, the exhibitors’ uniform has been amended from that of past years. For full details, refer Page 4 of the Show Schedule (Click here)

Alpaca of the Year 2018-19

Best New Breeder 2018-19


Young Paraders' Competition

Judging Day: Saturday 9th March 2019

Judge: Mrs Louise Lazarus

Convenor/Head Steward: Mrs Meg Price - Mob No. 0417 883 870

Entries Close: Monday 5th March 2019

Entry Fees payable to: AAA Ltd Victorian Youth (perEFT only)

Entry Form click here

Herd Health Declaration click here

Schedule click here

March 2019
Sat 16th Holland Festival
Venue: Berwick Showgrounds - Akoonah Park    Time: 10 am
Contact: Nic Holdsworth   Phone: 0418353616

Holland Festival

Saturday March 16, 2019

As part of the VERs relationship with the Berwick Show grounds at Akoona Park and our continued association with past Treasurer Russell Hays and the Rotary Club of Casey we have been able to secure some outstanding outside space at the upcoming Holland Festival on the 16th of March 2019 at Akoonah Park .

There will be space for animals (AAA Panels will be available on site free of charge) to be sold or displayed. There will also be enough space for about 10 - 3 x 3 metre Retail spaces. (You will need to bring your own trestle table and/or pop up gazebo.)
Speaking to the organiser Paul Rubens he indicated there were about 6 to 7 thousand people go through the event last year. He said that those that attend are predominantly of Dutch decent and are well off and happy to spend money on products. So he and I believe there is a great opportunity to sell quality merchandise and potentially animals.
I believe that with a good display of animals and alpaca product there will be many sales to be made.
The best part of the Holland Festival is it's free of charge, I repeat it's free of charge. What Paul Rubens from Rotary has asked is that if you have a great day selling product you make a great donation to Rotary (via the VER,) if you have a poor day your donation will reflect that result.
We are now offering this opportunity to all AAA members. If you are interested and want some space to promote and or sell your products or animals please let me know by the 19th February VER.treasurer@gmail.com
For your reference please see the email I received from Paul last week.
Hi Nic,
We had 6500 free spending visitors last time and it is looking stronger this time.. To give you an idea, SBS today agreed to do a full day OB their with a live hour from 11 - noon..  Our deadline would 20/2.. Hope you can make that… You can go to our website and see that there are about 100 participants..  and 120 performers in bands, orchestras, choirs etc…. details at https://www.hollandfestival.org.au/merchants/ and then https://www.hollandfestival.org.au/programme/
March 2019
Sat 23rd Stewards Workshop
Venue: Chakana Blue Alpacas

Stewards Workshop

23rd  March 2019

A Stewards Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday 23rd March at the property of Julie and Tim Blake - Chakana Blue Alpacas in Seville.
Ann Parry from Tickenhall Alpacas will conduct the training.

Date: Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Time: 9.30am start.

Venue: Chakana Blue Alpacas

              1 Kylie Lane, Seville East.

RSVP: 15th March 2019.


No cost to members.

Non AAA Members $10 payable to the Victorian Estern Region

Workshop conducted by Ann Parry of Tickenhall Alpacas.


This workshop is accredited by the AAA and certificates will be issued.


All aspects of stewarding will be covered.

Chief, Ring, Marshalling, Inspection/Scribe, Recording, Shed, Traffic.


It is anticipated to take approximately two and a half hours. 


Tea, Coffee and morning tea provided.


In the meantime if you wish to attend the training and have not yet advised of your interest can you please contact the convenor Julie Blake directly on  or 0423 547 768.

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 yet 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.


Jenny Miles

Farmworld Steering Committee


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