AA TODAY

 

Alpacaholic Acres

Spring/Summer '07

NEWS

ALPACA NEWS

The last AA Today was sent out in February (2007) and at that time we were excited about our crias being born in a few months and we started to register for future shows. All that is behind us and once again we had a remarkable show season and this year’s crias surpassed our expectation. We are thrilled with our breeding selection for next year’s crias.

   

Farm Improvements

 Fencing:  We added another acre of fencing to enlarge our pastures.  This seems to be a never- ending task. Looks like more sheds and automatic waters are in the near future.  This will allow us to rotate our fields to help maintain our pasture quality.

 Trailer:  AA purchased a larger aluminum trailer with two compartments and tack storage room for alpaca shows. This solves our problem when we take males and females to shows. 

 Loom:  We have purchased a loom to make additional products from our Alpaca fleece – Please come check out our products made from our very own Alpacas!

 T-Shirts:  We have T-shirts with cute cartoon alpacas silk-screened on them. These are a big hit and can only be purchased at our farm. The T-shirt comes with an alpaca cartoon on the back and an Alpaca logo on the front pocket area.  We have several sizes and colors available - get one while they last!

Continued Educational Training:  We have attended several seminars this year to keep us updated and informed as our Alpaca farm grows.

Neonatal Clinic - included a “hands-on” wet lab, providing breeders invaluable experience in learning to identify and correct dystocias. This seminar provides the knowledge of how to recognize when a cria is positioned wrong during birth and how to correct the problem. This is so important and can make the difference between saving or not saving that newborn cria. 

Fecal - provided hands-on training to identify parasites in fecal waste. We’re going to start testing our own fecal and then only treat when necessary with appropriate worming medicine. 

 

Fiber – We are looking forward to attending Cameron Holt’s upcoming seminar this month, as his knowledge is unsurpassed in the Alpaca industry.

Mint Cassini participated in the Breeders Herdsire Show case at PAOBA where bids for a breeding go to the high bidder. We were delighted to enter Mint among 34 other quality herdsires. This years Herdsire Showcase raised over $40,000 for PAOBA.

Buckskin’s crias have been born and there is no disappointment with their excellent combination of fiber fineness on a structurally-sound frame.  The color range is impressive from a light fawn to a dark brown.

Quan has begun breeding and we are looking forward to seeing the improvement in the Dam’s bred. Quan is a 3/4 accoyo male with very fine, dense, crimpy fleece.  He has maintained a 16-micron fleece at 2 ½ years of age!

Dolly gave birth to a male cria named ZU Peruvian Lager, sired by three-time Color Champion, R.A. Mr. Pennsylvania. Lager has very dense fleece with crimp running to the skin.  We look forward to showing him this coming fall and spring!  This year, she has been bred to our own RA Buckskin.

Kristina Maria gave birth to a female cria we named ZU Peruvian Anisette, sired by Evander  (owned by Silvercloud Farm) who has a reputation for passing on his winning genetics. It looks like he did it again with this little lady.  This year, she has been bred to our own Peruvian Pinachi’s Quan.

Show Results

.  Please check out our show results (VA Classic, MD Alpaca Show, North American Alpaca Show, MaPACA and PAOBA) on our website:  www.alpacaholic-acres.com/show_results.htm

We appreciate and want to thank everyone who visited our farm.  It’s always a pleasure to talk and show our alpacas. Rather you’re buying, looking for a herdsire or just stopping by to see an Alpaca; farm visits are “free”. So if you want to set-up a time, just give us a call. AA is a working alpaca farm so appointments are appreciated. 

 

Godiva relaxing with her proud new owner Judy Ross

 

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Banshee gave birth to a female cria we named ZU Peruvian Kamora, sired by Peruvian Volcanos. What can we say, a gorgeous FULL Peruvian Medium Rose Grey.   Banshee has been bred to our own Mint Cassini this year.

 Forever Amber gave birth to a female cria we named ZU Peruvian White Godiva sired by our own R.A. Buckskin – she is such great quality – she sold in just 5 days!  We bred Amber to Accoyo White Gold (a Legacy son) this year and we can’t wait to see the cria next summer!  

Cara Sposa was bred to Peruvian Pinachi’s Quan and we are looking forward to see what these multiple ribbon/Reserve Champion winners will produce.

Talullah was bred to Peruvian Prince Phillip a well-known herdsire and we expect her cria the end of October. Talullah is scheduled to be rebred to Legacy's PHA Peruvian Taos.

Tiramisu will be bred with PHA Accoyo Stratosphere in the fall. With Tira’s excellent qualities, we hope to get a show-winner from breeding to this Full Accoyo Fawn Legacy son.  

Khuyay will be traveling to Heart's Desire Farm this Fall to breed to an Accoyo Herdsire.

717-528-4170

debbie@alpacaholic-acres.com

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Dale, Debbie, Kim and Tim

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