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The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

June 2019
Sun 16th ORM

VER ORM- due to unexpected illness and low numbers of members whom have RSVP to attend we have cancelled the ORM scheduled for 16 June.

Sunday 16th June

0930 for 10 am start

Venue:-

Almora Alpacas (Joy Skinner)

695 TOORADIN STATION RD, CARDINIA 3978

Morning Tea provided

BYO Lunch

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
Sun 8th Annual Regional Meeting

VER Annual Regional Meeting

VER Annual Regional Meeting followed by the ORM.

 

More information coming.

September 2019
Sat 14th Lardner Alpaca Show
Venue: Lardner Park
Contact: Chris Pendelbury   Phone: 0419 894 252

Lardner Alpaca Show

Saturday 14th September, 2019

Held at same time as  Craft Market Australia

 

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.

Announcing renowned alpaca judge Dr Rito Huayta as the 2019 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show halter judge and Andrew Munn as the fleece judge.

Dr Huayta, a specialist in domestic South American camelids, was born and raised in Puno, Peru and holds a veterinary degree and a Master’s degree in Andean livestock. Dr Huayta’s entire career has been devoted to the breeding of Alpacas, working for some of Peru’s best farms including Rural Alianza and Pacomarka. He currently works for Quechua Benefit and is a private consultant on alpaca breeding and embryo transfer, a lecturer on genetic breeding and a renowned national and international alpaca judge.

Joining Dr Huayta is his translator Mr Jose Berdejo. Born and raised in Arequipa, Peru, Mr Berdejo holds an Agriculture Engineering degree and a Sustainable Tourism Management Master’s Degree. He has been in the world of Alpacas since 1989 as an English Spanish interpreter for the exportation of lamas and alpacas to the USA, Australia and England. Along with this he has worked at three national Alpaca Fiesta shows held in Arequipa. Mr Berdejo has led international breeders on tours to the best farms in Peru and at present he runs a tour company that offers specialised tours for lama and alpaca breeders.

 

Andrew Munn established Alpha Centauri Alpacas with his wife Bronwyn in 2002. Andrew has held positions of committee member and President at AAA Regional level and was a member and Chair of the AAA Fibre Market Development Reference Panel.

Andrew is one of only a handful of qualified Professional Alpaca Wool Classers and he is very actively involved in the collection and classing of alpaca fibre for both Australian and international clients. Andrew is lucky enough to have his hands on over 100,000kg of both Huacaya and Suri fibre annually.

Andrew has been a judge since 2013 and has been fortunate to have judged many of our top shows in every Australian state. He is extremely privileged every time he has the opportunity to judge both animals or fleece and is excited by the continued advancements in the quality of both.

October 2019
Sat 12th Sale Alpaca Show
Venue: Sale Showgrounds
Contact: Jenny Miles/Jen McDavit

Sale Alpaca Show

Saturday 12th October 2019

Sale Showgrounds

Judge: Angela Pruess



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