Our next on farm seminar: Thrive Alpaca and Fleece Selection


Date: March 14, 2015


Cost: $30 per head, $50 for a double, includes lunch.
9am - 5pm

This one day seminar is an infusion of our Thrive Alpaca Selection 101 and our Thrive Alpaca Fiber 101 seminars to give all levels of alpaca breeders the insights into choosing the right alpaca for where you want to be in the industry.

On the Sunday you are welcome to visit with us on the farm or perhaps have us customize a particular clinic you may want tutoring in.

Thrive Alpaca Selection101:

Level: Everyone!

Learn how to assess the phenotype of alpaca. Its physique (conformation), gait and understand its physiology.

Session includes:

  • Camelid Physiology.
  • Body structure and symmetry.
  • Leg set.
  • Jaw alignment.
  • Proportion of girth, length and height.
  • Gait (balance in movement)
  • Theory, includes charts and body scoring assesment sheets
  • Handson, theory into practise with individual tutoring.

Thrive Alpaca Fleece Selection 101:


Level: Everyone!


Well, this is what it is all about. Having Jude, an alpaca judge and certified wool classer, is a huge advantage as participants can learn to assess alpaca fiber in both a show ring and commercial light.

What it's about:

  • Why is fiber so important?
  • Fiber measurement.
  • Fiber physiology.
  • Fiber traits and scoring.
  • Hands on fiber assesment.
  • AOBA (show) fiber scoring/ cards.
  • Preparing/skirting fleece for the show ring.

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