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January 26, 2019
UW-Vet Science Building
Great Lakes Alpaca Association
Great Lakes Alpaca Association is pleased to announce the our next winter seminar on January 26th, is featuring Cheryl Gehly speaking on Fiber 101 in the morning and Breeding Decisions in the afternoon. It is about fiber this year!
Fiber Characteristics 101 ― Morning session
This seminar will focus on the fundamentals of fiber morphology. Where does it come from? Why does it matter? Alpaca fiber components will be explored from the inside out in order to create a clearer understanding of how they contribute to general fleece characteristics. Particular attention will be paid to fineness, density, crimp/lock, uniformity, and brightness/luster.
Breeding Decisions: Selecting For Improvement ― Afternoon session
Knowing what you have, in order to select for improvement, is the key to making generational advancements in your herd. Participants in this seminar will learn how to critically evaluate the fleece characteristics of a variety of female alpacas and make decisions on what needs improvement. Many herdsire fleeces will also be available for assessment and matched to each female based on the potential for producing a positive gain in the offspring. Bring your herdsire fleece with you to the seminar.
Host Hotel: Best Western Plus Inn Towner Madison
2424 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726
Room Rates are $120 for Friday 1/25/19. This rate is only good until January 3, 2019 and when making your reservation you must use the group code ALPACA to receive the discounted rate. The hotel offers a shuttle service to the seminar and there is also free ramp parking at UW. Check in time is 3 pm and check out is 12 pm. There are only 10 rooms in this block at this price.
This year the seminar is being held in the UW Vet Science Building.