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Coolawarra Alpaca Stud
Woodlands Road,
Mittagong, NSW 2575
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Advanced fibre

ADVANCED FIBRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS

Alpaca Production Workshops for those considering Showing and Advanced Breeding of Alpacas: 

One day Workshops $480 per head $620 for a couple (includes morning tea, lunch and all classroom handouts and practical sessions.  These are a mixture of theory (a full powerpoint presentation) and hands on exercises with the animals. Accommodation available on request

Learn how to breed your own successful Alpaca Herd

        Topics include:

  • Frames and Conformation
  • Understanding fleece for viable commercial harvest
  • SRS Breeding principles and other science behind breeding
  • Understanding fleece data/registration processes
  • A comprehensive examination of groups of alpacas to understand the better or poorer attributes of an animal.
  • Understanding predictability in breeding and the importance of knowing your own goal posts.
  • Understanding the show ring and what the judges look for and why.
  • Other areas may be covered such as artificial breeding techniques etc depending on the needs of the individual participants.

Potential breeders will confidently be able to examine an alpaca in a line up with clear understanding of the importance of sound conformation, bone and body balance and structure. Questions answered: What animals will I start with? Do I need my own stud male? How do I commence showing? What other desirable fleece traits?

Presenters

The program for each day will be hands on practical training with US Judge and SRS trained breeder, Janie Hicks & Dr. Ian Davison, both foundation members of the Australian Alpaca Association since 1992 and breeders since 1988.  Ian served as President of the AAA 2008/2010.

For enquiries about our next Alpaca Production Workshop at Coolawarra please contact us