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Alpaca Seminar, Maryland Alpaca Competitions - Wild Rose Suri Ranch

Alpacas 101 and The Suri Advantage Seminar for New Buyers and Breeders

Have you been thinking about raising suri alpacas and wonder how to get started?  If so, you cannot afford to miss THE SURI ADVANTAGE seminar.  This is the first seminar of its kind to focus solely on the exquisite suri alpaca.  Learn everything you need to know from basic care and management to evaluation and selection of breeding stock.  Get answers to all your questions on raising suri alpacas for profit and learn how to separate fact from fiction.

This is a 1 day seminar from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on selected Saturdays, and specific topics include:

  • Overview of the U.S. alpaca industry - history, current status and future direction
  • Alpaca business basics (tax advantages, financial aspects, etc.)
  • How to start your suri alpaca farm (business set up, facilities and pasture layout)
  • Keeping your suris in top condition (nutrition, management, herd health)
  • Basic "Hands-on" care and handling alpacas
  • Top ten reasons to raise suri alpacas
  • The unique fiber qualities of suri alpacas
  • How to evaluate and select suri breeding stock
  • Putting the show ring in perspective
  • Breeding basics
  • What to expect from a breeder
  • How to avoid the most common and costly mistakes
  • Professional tax accountant Laura Bracey will educate you on how to take advantage  of the  federal and state tax savings from investing in alpacas in 2010.

Learn from an experienced, champion suri breeder.  Raising suri alpacas is a unique niche and requires a focused approach. Patti and Alan Anderson of Wild Rose Suri Ranch have 15+ years of raising and selling suri alpacas and will share our insights and secrets of success in the industry.

Preview starter packages.   One of the best ways to get started with suris is to purchase a "starter herd."  You will have the opportunity - in a relaxed, no pressure environment  - to view packages that have been carefully selected and matched to maximize your potential return, and at special discounted prices!

Send in your registration today!  The cost of this seminar is $30 per person to cover costs of the lunch, beverages, and handouts.  Space is limited, so don't hesitate to register.

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Other Upcoming Seminars:

Personal "One-on-One" Hand Shearing Training
Skirting Suri Fiber for Show and Processing
How to Show Your Alpacas and Win

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Updated March 22, 2013