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AOA Student Design Competition: GLAA is sponsoring students within our membership area as a Silver Sponsor. Visit the AOA Student Design Website.
SHEARING: Hopefully most of us are done or close to being done with this year’s clip, since winter has finally left and now summer is here with all the heat. Please consider doing some show cuts and entering the fleeces in the upcoming fleece shows and spin offs. Fleece shows need support with the Walking Fleece shows gaining popularity. We now can do both walking fleece and regular fleece shows at the same shows in some cases.
2019 PERU TRIP
Join host Kevin Stoer from LondonDairy Alpacas for a 10-day tour of Peru, January 30-February 8, 2019. Price is $1850 per person double occupancy, or $2250 single occupancy. Additional costs to participants include airfare to and from Lima, meals, and shopping. All tours, transfers, breakfast at hotels, and intra-country travel and admissions are included in the cost. For additional details and information, please call 920-793-4165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be the trip of a lifetime! An initial deposit of $250 is requested by June 15, 2018.
BOONE COUNTY FAIR
http://www.boonecountyfair.com/ Hello Alpaca farm friends! We want to fill all the spots this year in Belvidere, IL! Registration is happening now! Get your alpacas registered for this event. Stall fees and entry fees are beyond reasonable! This is such a great way to expose the public to the amazing alpaca! Heck, you can even win a few bucks along with a ribbon! We have a great judge returning also! Questions?? Contact Vicki Bob Glenn-Donley. See you at the fair!
GLAA WINTER SEMINAR
SAVE THE DATE! JANUARY 26, 2019
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR FLEECE!
FIBER 101 AND BREEDING DECISIONS, SELECTING FOR IMPROVEMENT
Seminar will again be held at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Science.
OUR SPEAKER/INSTRUCTOR Cheryl Gehly is a Senior AOA Fleece Judge, Judge Trainer and Instructor in the United States. She completed the International Alpaca Fleece Judging School in Peru in 2001. Cheryl is co-author of the AOBA judging and training book The Art & Science of Alpaca Judging. She is also co-author of the Suri Network Suri Herd Improvement Program (S.H.I.P.) Classification Form and is a certified classifier, evaluating conformation and fleece characteristics on suri alpacas throughout the United States. With 25 years as a teacher in her background, Cheryl has been an innovator for alpaca judge training since 2003 as chairperson of and liaison to the AOBA/AOA Judge Training and Certification Committee, responsible for establishing clinics for halter, fleece and oral reasons instruction. She is also a member and former chairperson of the AOA Judge Advisory Committee as well as being a judge liaison to the AOA Show Rules Committee. In addition to judging fleece shows throughout the US and in Canada, Cheryl teaches at breeder seminars throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Suri Breeders, consider teaming with fellow suri breeders and schedule a SHIP classification at your farm(s) during Cheryl’s visit to the area. Save on costs normally associated with having a certified classification of your herd such as travel, lodging and meals, and share classification fees. Contact the GLAA Treasurer for scheduling details.