Archive for June, 2009

7 Tips for Surviving The Recession with Your Alpaca Business

Over the weekend I received an email from an alpaca friend. She was so discouraged about her alpaca business. Full of doom and gloom, I could tell she was thinking of throwing in the towel. Her state of mind inspired me to write about how to survive the economic downturn. Remember that you are not [...]

Super Stud El Nino Died While Protecting Herdmates

Full Accoyo herdsire, El Nino, owned by Pacific Crest Accoyo America, passed away in late 2008. El Nino was well-known as an incredibly pre-potent herdsire, siring an incredible number of Champion offspring and putting incredible fleeces on his get. Once breedings to El Nino were closed, a breeding to the elite sire sold for $18,000 [...]

Alpaca Hematology – World Conference

The following  are my notes from the ARF Sponsored seminar given by Dr. Tornquist on June 4, 2009 at the World Alpaca Conference: Hematology of Alpacas Normal, Abnormal, and Studies from the Andes to Chinese Wormwood with Susan Tornquist, DVM, PhD., Dip. ACVP College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University Alpaca blood cells are different than other [...]

ARI Annual Meeting – National Alpaca Conference

The Alpaca Registry held their Annual Membership Meeting this morning in Cleveland, OH at the 2nd Annual World Alpaca Conference. Here are a few of the highlights: ARI urges members to clean up their herds on-line. For example, login and mark your deceased alpacas as deceased. Also, you can mark the appropriate ones as sold without certificate transferred. (when [...]

AOBA Auction 2009

 AOBA Auction Auction Coverage Sponsored by Fairhope Alpacas.

AOBA Annual Meeting – National Conference

The National Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association held their Annual Membership Meeting this morning in Cleveland, OH at the 2nd Annual World Alpaca Conference. Here are a few of the highlights: The National Show and the Educational Events will be separated out as national venues beginning in 2010. The National Alpaca Show is set for [...]

AOBA Conference Schedule 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 8:00 am – 5:00 pmPre Conference Cleveland Trips* 8:00 am – 5:00 pmPre Conference Workshops* 8:00 am – 5:00 pmAlpaca Check-in 8:00 am – 8:00 pmVendor Check-in and Setup 10:00 am – 8:00 pmFleece Show Check-in and Fiber Arts and Skeins Check-in 8:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration, AOBA Store kiosk and [...]



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