Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

9.23.17.  Alpaca 101 – 10 Basics to Raising Alpacas.  Join Brad DeLaney of KB Alpacas and Vicky Brooks of Heatherbrook Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the 10 basics to raising alpacas. This hands on seminar will include alpaca care, feeding, handling, injections, toenail trimming, fecals, body scoring, behavior checking, breeding and weighing. Lunch is provided. This seminar is ideal for the new breeder or someone who wants to learn more about these amazing animals.

Call KB Alpacas at 513-236-8523 or email us at kbalpacas@yahoo.com to reserve a seat.

Cost: $25 per person, $40 for two or more from the same farm.

Location: 3816 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington, OH 45177

10.14.17 Breeding for an End in Mind-Genetic Gain, Color, Product . Interested in advancing your herd quality and furthering your knowledge of fleece, color genetics and breeding selection factors? Join America’s Natural Fiberworks, Blessed Criations and KB Alpacas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss “Breeding for an End in Mind”.

This seminar is ideal for all alpaca breeders striving to advance their herd quality (fleece, color, and phenotype). You’ll learn about fleece characteristics and how those characteristics influence the end products such as yarn. We will also discuss getting the colors you desire and will introduce a process to objectively evaluate animals.  We will conclude by putting our discussion to application with a breeding selection exercise.  Attendees will leave with an advanced understanding of how to breed for an end in mind-genetic advancement.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Call KB Alpacas at 513-236-8523 or email us at kbalpacas@yahoo.com to reserve a seat.

Cost: $40 per person, $75 for two or more from the same farm.

Location: 3816 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington, OH 45177

Color Genetics, Fleece Characteristics, Evaluating Animals, Breeding Selection

11.4-5.17 OABA Alpacafest, Tallmadge, OH.  We will be participating in the halter and walking fleece competitions.

 

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