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Jun
6

2020 Maine Fiber Frolic Maine's Premier Sheep and Wool Festival Located at the Windsor Fairgrounds Rt. 32, Windsor, Maine Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2020. Come and enjoy all things fiber! Celebrating Maine's fiber animals and fiber arts! Vendors, workshops, fleece tent, used equipment sale and contests. Find out more at our table in the Llama / Alpaca tent. The Fiber Frolic is currently looking for volunteers and vendors. More info coming soon. Save the date!

Jun
6

It’s not the size of the herd that determines the workload. Rather it’s the health status of the animals, the efficiency of the setup, and the ability to handle animals properly that affects the work. Learn how to run an efficient, healthy farm • Perform a fecal evaluation • Conduct a physical exam, • Identify illnesses and interventions • Practice toe nail trimming, dental procedures and microchip insertion • Improve alpaca handling • Learn about feed analysis • Evaluate farm setup and much more! Lunch included

Jun
7

Healthy Herd Part II has a format similar to Part I, but draws upon different content. • Perform blood draws, give injections • Improve halter training techniques • Conduct a physical exam • Learn about medical conditions such as parasites, anemia, stressors, diarrhea and more • Drug administration and dosages and more! Lunch included

Jun
27

The babies are here! The babies are here! Come on out and see our newest cria’s (babies). We are hoping to show off our first cria’s of 2020. While you are here we hope you enjoy the peaceful quiet of the country and the calm that comes over you just being around alpacas. If you are wondering what we do with alpacas you may want to attend one of our free mini informational seminar: The care and feeding alpacas, Setting up your new Alpaca Farm – Layout & Logistics, How to be a farm without being a farm, what it takes, What to do with your harvested fiber – To yarn or felt or to Sell raw or Co-op? You may also want to browse in our Farm store which will be open for this special event featuring Hand knit hats and scarves, Alpaca Bears & Dolls and the warmest socks you will ever own some of which is made from the fiber from our alpacas. Or just come on by we have lots of alpacas for viewing & picture taking. We will have Spinning and Loom Knitting demonstrations throughout the day. Our farm will be open on June 27 and 28, 2020, from 10am-4pm.

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AGHA

American Guinea Hog Association

US Yaks

US YAKS

American Goat Federation

American Goat Federation

National Saanen Breeders Association

National Saanen Breeders Association

Nigerian Dairy Goat Association

Nigerian Dairy Goat Association

Guernsey Goat Breeders of America

Guernsey Goat Breeders of America

American Kiko Goat Association

American Kiko Goat Association

New Jersey Alpaca Community

New Jersey Alpaca Community

Alpaca Owners and Breeders in Ontario

Alpaca Ontario

Georgia Alpaca Association

Georgia Alpaca Association

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

Michigan Alpaca Livestock Products And Commerce Association (MI-ALPACA)

MI-Alpaca

Upper Midwest Alpacas

Upper Midwest Alpacas

North Sound Alpaca Association

North Sound Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Great Lakes Alpaca Association

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maine Alpaca Association

Maine Alpaca Association

TxOLAN Alpaca Association

TX, OK, LA, AR, NM Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Suri Alpaca Network

Suri Network

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders