Southern Iowa Alpacas

    Specializing in Accoyo Genetics

Alpaca Ranching Seminar

    Southern Iowa Alpacas offers educational seminars intended to immerse people with information as they explore the wonderful world of owning alpacas.

    The instructors, Bill and Sherri Duey, have been raising alpacas for eleven  years and have authored twenty-seven articles for the award winning Alpacas Magazine.

    This seminar is an information packed, one-day, course that includes time in both the classroom setting and the barn. All participants will get hands-on experience with the alpacas.

    The seminar takes participants through alpaca selection, husbandry, ranch setup, etc. and concludes by bringing all those components together so participants can develop their own business plan for raising alpacas. Topics include:

Selecting Alpacas

    Huacaya or Suri

    Genetic background

    Peruvian, Chilean, Bolivian

    Market niche

    Conformation

    Fiber- crimp, density, fineness

Alpaca Husbandry

    Vet care

    Monthly worming

    Vaccinations

    Teeth and toenail trimming

    Feed- pasture, hay, grain

    Breeding history and management

    Handling

     Shearing

Ranch Setup

    Location

    Size needed

    Barns

    Pens

    Pastures

    Chutes

    Waterers

    Feed Bunks

Misc

    Health records

    Registrations

    Insurance

    Trailering

    Contracts

    Neonatal care

    Crias

    Scales and weight monitoring

Business Plan

    Components

    Herd growth calculations

    Revenue projections

    Annual expense estimating

    Tax planning

Details:   

    Seminar registration includes a resource notebook, snacks and lunch.

    Held at Southern Iowa Alpacas Ranch near Albia, Iowa

    Seminar starts at 9 am and runs until 5 pm.

    Please- no children under 16

    Maximum of  8 people for personal attention so register early

    Participants MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE 

        by emailing:   alpacas@southerniowaalpacas.com

                          

                    

  Sorry, we do not have any seminars scheduled at this time.

 

 

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