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Alpacas & You

Alpacas & You
New Breeders Seminar
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May, 2008


The Hawkesbury/Blue Mountains region of the Australian Alpaca Association invites you to attend a weekend of information on alpacas to be held at Hawkesbury Racecourse, Clarendon NSW. This introductory two day seminar has been developed to give people considering entering the industry the necessary information to decide whether alpacas are right for them.

Various seminar topics will be presented by experienced breeders from the Hawkesbury/Blue Mountains Region with alpacas on site for practical sessions over the weekend. There will also be ample opportunities to ask questions.

Cost $150 per head or $280 per couple for the weekend.

Topics to be covered

  • The history of alpacas
  • What to look for when purchasing an alpaca
  • etting up your farm
  • Caring for your alpacas
  • Reproduction
  • Investment options
  • Business planning
  • Costs of running a farm
  • Alpaca fibre – its characteristics & uses
  • Husbandry demonstrations with practical participation
  • Industry support for new breeders & information resources

This seminar will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about your initial and ongoing participation in this rewarding industry.

For further information, contact
The Seminar Co-ordinator
Alicia Anderson (02) 4573 1177 / 0415 904 674
or e-mail: regalhouse@pnc.com.au

 

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