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ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET Alpaca Fleece and Yarn Sale & Performance Show

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 June 10 and 11, 2017
Estes Park Wool Market

Estes Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park, CO

   We will be featuring an Alpaca fiber and yarn sale as well as a Performance competition held in conjunction with Estes Park Wool Market. Organization as well as alpaca fiber/product sale in the Alpaca Building is Sponsored by Alpaca Breeders Alliance of Northern Colorado.

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Alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats and many other fiber related animals will all be on display at the Wool Market. Alpacas, as well as fiber art demonstrations and classes will be open in the “Alpaca Building” all weekend.

Advance registration is required to attend as an alpaca farm vendor or Performance Show participant:  2017 registration is not yet available…should be posted online by clicking here. 
Click here to download 2016 registration forms

Click here for 2016 general participation information.
Click here for 2016 performance show information.

or contact the Estes Park Fairgrounds at 970-586-6104 or email at events@estes.org.

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Other Great Activities:   Alpaca Meet ‘n Greet & Silent Auction, Alpaca Education Events and Classes, Alpaca Exhibit Information, Alpaca Products Consignment Sale, Alpaca Performance Show & Showmanship Class.

ALPACA EXTRAVAGANZA !!!!
February 25 & 26, 2017

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

A GREAT ALPACA WEEKEND!

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Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, February 25 & 26, 2017

Educational Activities “Hands-On” Experiences Demonstrations

Arts & Crafts Alpaca Products Panel Discussions Fiber Artists

Tack & Supplies Small Acreage Equipment

   We will be featuring an Alpaca fiber and yarn sale held in conjunction with educational seminars and interactive opportunities with alpacas. Sponsored by ABANC

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Other Great Activities:   Alpaca Meet ‘n Greet & Silent Auction, Alpaca Education Events and Classes, Alpaca Exhibit Information, Alpaca Products Consignment Sale.

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ALL ABOUT ALPACA FIBER Volume II November, 2017

2017 Dates TBA

from 9am through 4pm

This will be our third annual event to help new and existing alpaca owners learn more about the alpaca industry. Seminars and discussions will be presented throughout the day.
Chili lunch provided by ABANC members

Topics we will be presenting this year:

Alpaca fleece characteristics, qualities and walking fleece competition by AOA Judge, Sharon Loner
Record keeping related to fiber
Genetics and EPD’s
Fiber dyeing
What to do with 4 pounds of fleece
Skirting the fleece.

Event will be held in the 4-H building at The Ranch complex in Loveland.
Contact an ABANC member if you have any questions.

Youth Involvement In Raising Alpacas

Our youth are the future of our alpaca livestock industry. They have enthusiasm, energy, bright futures and an unstoppable quest for knowledge. We as adults have only scratched the surface as we strive to learn about the enchanting alpaca. We will leave our job unfinished but in the capable hands of our future generations. All we need to do is encourage and support the power of youth.

AOBA Youth Committee Mission Statement: To make positive difference in the lives of youth by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and success in the alpaca livestock industry.

Initial Focus:
•To recommend a model for a Youth Show Division within the AOBA Show System. This model is to contain junior halter, fleece and performance shows, a junior judging program with youth leadership training and development.
•To develop programs to incorporate alpaca education and recognition within 4-H, FFA and any other youth livestock group or association.

AOBA and The Suri Network Youth Associations Combine

AOBA is proud to announce The Suri Network has combined its efforts with the AOBA Youth Association (AYA) by merging its’ successful Suri Network Youth Program with the AYA. The AYA has already begun its membership drive and preparation for events to be held at the 2009 AOBA Nationals in Cleveland. This combined synergy of efforts will create the best youth association within any livestock breed association.

Many educational products are being developed by the AOBA Youth Committee to promote and support programs in 4-H, FFA, Grange as well as the AYA. With this merger the Suri Network Donation and Scholarship Program will become part of AYA and thereby expand to the entire alpaca industry. This will increase member opportunities to sponsor and train youth to become the next generation of alpaca breeders. Watch for details on additional ways to become part of the future of the alpaca industry by being involved in youth programs. AOBA would like to thank the members of The Suri Network and the TSN Board of Directors for their hard work in making this combining of programs possible. Be part of the future, start an AYA program in your local affiliate!

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