-Seminar Resource Center-




 
 
 

 

 

We welcome all alpaca enthusiasts to our educational series. Education in livestock breeding is power. If you are new, an existing alpaca breeder, just starting your alpaca ranch, being confounded by alpaca sales or need to lift your breeding and alpaca show skills perhaps we can help.

 

"Australia's loss is Oregon's gain! We attended Alan and Jude's seminar this past weekend and were more than pleased with all that we learned. Even after being in the alpaca business for several years, the information that we gained has had an immediate impact on our day-to-day business -- everything from feeding to assessing fiber to being more critical in judging our own herd without the "barn blind" syndrome.

Thank you, Jude and Alan, for being great instructors and wonderful hosts!"  ~ Marie & Chuck Smith, Stone Mist Alpacas

 

Please keep in touch for the new seminars being added to our 2015 schedule. We have have just finished  a series of three seminars being hosted by Goldyne Rae Alpacas  in Elizabeth Colorado and our on farm seminar Feb. 7 2015. "SHOWING FOR PROFIT" Details below.

 

We are also available for seminars on other alpaca breeders farms.

 

All seminars are designed  to give participants the best individual chance to learn. Theory sessions are by power point with back up notes. Number of participants are kept low to enhance personal one on one time for each participant. Light breakfast and lunch is normally provided. Check with us for details. Email.

 

UP COMING SEMINARS

 

Date Title Cost
2015    
August 29-30 Genetics and Breeding Systems CANCELLED
September 12-13 Thrive Alpaca and Fleece Selection Free
October 17-18 Thrive Breeding for Gain and Embryo Transfer $75 per head    $120 double
November 21-22 Thrive alpaca Husbandry and Management $30 per head    $50 double
2016    
January 24 Thrive Showing for Profit Free
February 20-21 Global Awareness...new seminar...Exports, Embryo Transfer, Protocols etc Details coming $120 per head     $200 per double
March 26 Thrive Fleece Selection for profit and showing Free  $20 per day for food
April 29-30 Alpaca getting Started...the Right Way! Free  $20 per day for food
May 14-15 Your choice from our range of seminars...details coming for voting your selection Depends on the subject matter!
     

 

Please go to our seminar descriptions or email/call for seminar details.

 

 

Thrive Alpaca and Fleece Selection

Date: March 14, 2015

Level:Everyone

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.

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Thrive Alpaca Fiber 101

Date: TBA

Level: Everyone!

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Alpaca Evaluation day

Date: When you decide!

Level: Anybody who wants advice!

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Thrive Alpaca Neonatal and Reproduction Clinic

Date: TBA

Level: Any Level

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Shearing Days

Date: When you decide!

Level: Anybody who wants advice!

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Thrive Breeding for Gain

Date: TBA

Level: Any Level

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Thrive Showing For Profit

MAKING THE MOST OF ALPACA SHOWS: HALTER, FLEECE AND GENERAL ATTENDANCE

Date: TBA

Level: Everybody, even if you are new or considering alpaca ownership. For both huacaya and suri breeders.

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Thrive Alpaca Husbandry and Management

Date: When you decide!

Level: Anybody who wants advice!

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Thrive Alpaca Selection 101

Date: TBA
Level: Everyone!

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Alpaca Getting Started...the right way!

Date: TBA

Level: Thinking of starting up or just started alpaca farming. This will give you the tools to start on a sure footing.

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