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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.
April 1, 2017
198 Sartwell Creek Rd
Cinco C's Alpacas
Marketing Alpaca Poop Hands-on Workshop
Chris Reachard of C and C Alpaca Factory shares his views on Marketing yet another commodity produced by our beloved alpacas. This is an all day, hands-on workshop. Each attendee will learn how to make and leave with samples of Fire Bricks, Magic Dust, Seed Starter Cubes, Potting Soil and Tea Bags. Plan to join us for the fun!
Chris and Carol Howard of Cinco C's Alpacas will sponsor this event. Lunch and all materials will be provided. To register for the workshop contact Carol Howard at Cinco C's Alpacas. Don't delay. Register today space is limited.