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February 24 - 25, 2017
7611 S 29th Ave
Amber Autumn Alpacas
Amber Autumn Annual Auction
4th annual alpaca auction at the historic Corona Ranch. View alpacas Feb 24th & 25th, auction the afternoon of Feb 25th.
March 11, 2017
3816 Gurneyville Rd.
Alpaca 101-10 Basics to Raising Alpacas
Join Brad DeLaney of KB Alpacas and Vicky Brooks of Heatherbrook Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the 10 basics to raising alpacas. This hands on seminar will include alpaca care, feeding, handling, injections, toenail trimming, fecals, body scoring, behavior checking, breeding and weighing. Lunch is provided. This seminar is ideal for the new breeder or someone who wants to learn more about these amazing animals.
$25 per person, $40 for two or more from the same farm.
April 1, 2017
3816 Gurneyville Road
Breeding for an End in Mind-Genetic Gain, Color, Product
Interested in advancing your herd quality and furthering your knowledge of fleece, color genetics and breeding selection factors? Join America’s Natural Fiberworks, Blessed Criations and KB Alpacas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss “Breeding for an End in Mind”.
This seminar is ideal for all alpaca breeders striving to advance their herd quality (fleece, color, and phenotype). You’ll learn about fleece characteristics and how those characteristics influence the end products such as yarn. We will also discuss getting the colors you desire and will introduce a process to objectively evaluate animals. We will conclude by putting our discussion to application with a breeding selection exercise. Attendees will leave with an advanced understanding of how to breed for an end in mind-genetic advancement.
Cost: $40 per person, $75 for two or more from the same farm. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.