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The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

August 2018
Sun 5th ORM
Venue: Narre Warren East Public Hall    Time: 9.30-10.00

VER ORM

Sunday August 5th

9.30 for a 10 am start

Morning Tea provided

BYO Lunch - fridge available

11am - Guest Speaker- Dr Geoff IrishB.Ag Sc. Ph D.                    

Nutritionist and Technical Sales Manager at Propharma

 

After lunch - Guest Speaker - Felicia Hyde - Breeding for Meat

‘We've had alpacas for 7 years and like many others in the industry, started off with 4 pets. Over 2 years the four pets expanded to 18 and resulted in us moving from our 8 acres to 52 acres which was luckily just down the road. Over the next few years we took our fleece products and animals to local Farmers Markets.  At the markets we were often asked whether people ate the meat. 2 years ago, when Koallah got their camelid licence we made the decision to change our focus from breeding for fleece to breeding for meat.’ Felicia Hyde

August 2018
Sat 11th Alexandra Alpaca Show
Venue: Alexandra Showgrounds
Contact: Hans and Christine Von Poppel   Phone: 0421 302 485

Alexandra Alpaca Show

Saturday 11th August

Judges:

Halter Classes:- Dean Ford

Fleece Classes:- Jo Ham

Convenor: Hans and Christine Von Poppel

Fleece identifying slips will be available at the show in your envelope.

Make sure you dress for whatever the weather may bring.

If anyone can help with scoring please contact the convenors.

Entry Fees

Halter Classes:- $22 each

Fleece Classes:- $16 each

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship is available for all classes, for further details please contact Maddy Bissells 

 

September 2018
Sun 23rd Lardner Alpaca Show
Venue: Lardner Park
Contact: Chris Pendlebury   Phone: 0419 894 252

Lardner Alpaca Show

Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Age Chamionship Show - Halter and Fleece Classess

Entries now open on eAlpaca, closes 9th September.

Crafts Australia Market being held at the same time.

Stud Male Silent Auction

Raffle

Alpaca related stalls  - if you are interested in having a stall within the alpaca shed please contact Chris Pendlebury

October 2018
Sat 13th Sale Alpaca Show
Venue: Sale Show Grounds
Contact: Jenny Miles, Jen Mc Davitt

Sale Alpaca Show

Sale Show Grounds

Saturday 14th October 2018

More information to follow. Watch this space!!!!

November 2018
Sun 18th Lilydale Paddock to Product
Venue: Lilydale Show
Contact: Lynda Holdsworth   Phone: 0419334276

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! 

Lilydale Alpaca PADDOCK to PRODUCT 

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

  • Fleece
  • Yarn
  • Garments
  • Craft/books
  • Felting
  • Weaving
  • Spinning
  • Knitting
  • Meat
  • Photo opportunity with alpacas
  • Alpaca handling education/hands on opportunities
  • Young Alpaca Paraders Competition – run by VYTEC
  • Lustre and Luxury Suri Showcase   - more info to follow

We are fortunate to have been offered the Chandler Pavilion (26 X 8 meters) so weather will not be a problem.

As one of the coordinators of this event I am seeking expressions of interest from those who wish to:-

  • Secure a stall to sell their product, cost for a 1.8 trestle table space is $50

 

  • Showcase/display their skills, eg weaving, felting, spinning, knitting – FOC if not selling.  I would appreciate if you can circulate this to all those crafts people and artists out there who may be interested in displaying their skills.

 

  • Help required on the day:-

o   Alpaca photo area

o   Alpaca handling area

o   Fleece education/supervision

o   Alpaca display pen area

  • Display alpacas – both suri and huacaya are required, are you able to bring animals?

If you are interested in being part of this alpaca showcase please contact

Lynda Holdsworth.

We will try to accomodate all but space is limited.

I think this is an exciting opportunity and I am hoping many of you will wish to be involved in promoting alpacas in our region.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



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