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National Council & Governance

AANZ Updates
China Protocol Updates
Health & Safety - Dec 2016

Overview & History

Magazine Articles:

The History of Alpaca Imports into NZ - Apr 2014
The Murray Bruce Export - Apr 2013
A History of Alpaca Imports into NZ - Dec 2012


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Health & Husbandry

Paddock Cards:

Treatments
Body Scoring
NeoNatals
Toxic Plants
Facial Eczema
Birthing
Flow Chart
Health Checks
Rye Grass Staggers
TB
Teeth

Magazine Articles:

Halter Training Day - Dec 2016
Neonatal Workshop - Dec 2016

Rickets - Dec 2016

Vitamin D - Dec 2016

Attending Camelid Neonatal Workshop
- Dec 2016
Geriatric Alpacas - Aug 2016

Looks can be deceiving - Aug 2016

Meet Pacman and Alpacino - Aug 2016

When the Vet Comes to Call - Apr 2016

Improving Drench Practices - Apr 2016

Top 10 Nutrition Tips - Apr 2016

BioSecurity - Apr 2016

Facial Ezcema - Aug 2015

Annual Health Plan - Apr 2015
Homeopathy in Alpacas - Apr 2015
Lying Around on the Job - Apr 2015
Talking Teeth - Apr 2015
Mycoplasma Haemolamae - Dec 2014
Astelia C Section- Aug 2014
Parasite Alert - Aug 2014
Vaccinating Alpacas Using 5 in 1 Vaccine - Apr 14

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies - Apr 14
A Pilot Response Study in Alpacas in Canterbury - Apr 2013
Ask the Vet - Apr 2013
Assume Nothing - Apr 2013
Double Trouble - Apr 2013
Ask the Vet - Dec 2012
Liver Fluke - Dec 2012
Barber's Pole Worm - Aug 2012
Feeding to Enhance Reproduction - Apr 2012
Alternative Treatments - Apr 2008
Twins Again - Apr 2008
Umbilical Hernia - Apr 2008
FE Prevention - Apr 2008
Shearing Day - Dec 2007
Colostrum - Aug 2007
Johnes Disease - Aug 2007
Aminal Health and Husbandry in Alpacas - Apr 2007
Book Review - A Veterinary Guide - Apr 2007
A Paca Fracture - Apr 2007
Suri Twins - Apr 2007
Alpaca Infertility - Apr 2007
Caring for a Frail Cria - Dec 2006
Igs and the Immune System - Dec 2006
Exploration of Ovarian Structures - Aug 2006
Supplementary Feeding Cria - Aug 2006
Haemonchosis - Aug 2006
A Caesarian Story - Apr 2006
Trace Mineral Reference Ranges - Apr 2006
BVD in Alpacas - A NZ Persective - Apr 2006
Phosphorus, Calcium and Vitamin D - Dec 2005
Training to Halter and Lead Your Alpaca - Dec 2005
Simple Animal Management Systems - Dec 2005
Failure of Passive Transfer of Immunoglobulins - Aug 2005
The First 15 Days - Aug 2005
Lumpy Jaw - Aug 2005
Camels in the Garden - Apr 2005
Alpaca Twins - Apr 2005
Being Prepared - Aug 2004
External Parasites - Aug 2004
Mum's the Word - Aug 2004
Reproduction Techniques - Aug 2004
Basics of Behaviour and Handling - Apr 2004
Tonic Plantain - Apr 2004
Caesarian Alert - Apr 2004
Internal Parasites Part 1 - Dec 2003
Internal Parasites Part 2 - Apr 2004
Birth is But the Start - Aug 2003
Whether or Not to Wether - Aug 2003
Twin Births - Aug 2003
Breeding Management and Pregnancy - Aug 2003
Improving Reproductive Efficiency - Aug 2003
Castration of Camelids, When, Where, Why - Aug 2003
Keeping Your Alpacas Healthy Naturally - Apr 2003
Reflections on Use of Herbs for Alpacas - Apr 2003
Farming the Suri - Aug 2002


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Breeding & Genetics 

Magazine Articles:

A Boy and a Girl - Dec 2016
Alpaca Breeding Programme - Dec 2016

Alpaca Myths or are they? - Aug 2016

No Need to Fuss - Aug 2016

Its time to get Breeding Serious - Aug 2016

Parsifal - Aug 2015

Consistent Quality Alpacas - Apr 2015
Estimated Breeding Values - Dec 2014
Woolly Wonders - Dec 2013
Gene Markers - Aug 2013
Biochemical in Seminal Fluid that Induces Ovulation - Aug 2013
Science Corner - a Summary of Recent Findings - Apr 2013
Alpacas to the Rescue - Dec 2012
I'm Sold on Suri - Aug 2012
Inbreeding - Apr 2012
Molecular Research Group - Apr 2012

From Humble Beginnings - Dec 2007
Alpaca Herdsire Selection, the Art and the Science - Aug 2006
Artificial Insemination in Alpacas - Dec 2005
Alpaca Breeding in Peru and Perspectives for the Future - Apr 2005
Embryo Transfer A NZ First - Apr 2005
Males Who Have Sired More Than One Champion - Aug 2004

Blood Counts - Dec 2003
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 1 - Aug 2003
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 2 - Dec 2003
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 3 - Apr 2004
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 4 - Aug 2004
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 5 - Apr 2005
Breeding an Alpaca Industry Part 6 - Aug 2005
Buying Alpacas A Guide to Selection - Apr 2005
Why Are Alpacas So Colourful? - Apr 2004
Colour Genetics - Dec 2003
Maximising Your Herd Improvement - Aug 2003
A New Breed - Selecting New Genetics from Peru - Aug 2002


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Fibre 

Magazine Articles:

Understanding Fibre Stats - Dec 2016
Fineness Fleece Yield - Dec 2016

The Heirloom Woollen Collection - Aug 2016

Fibrant Auckland - Aug 2016

Luscious Locks - Apr 2016

Amano - Aug 2015

Creative Fibre Award- Paua - Aug 2015
MAG Shearing System - Aug 2015
Surious Journey for SuperSuri - Aug 2015
The Fibre with a Future - Aug 2015
The Rare Yarns Company - Aug 2015
What are Processors Looking For - Aug 2015
Fleece Improvements - Apr 2015
Quest for True SD - Apr 2015
Alpaca Fit for a Prince or Princess - Aug 2014
Fibre Forums - Dec 2014
Australian Alpaca Fleece Ltd (AAFL) - Aug 2014
Fibre Tool Kit - Aug 2014
Using Fibre Growth Profiles - Aug 2014
Woollen or Worsted - Aug 2014
Sneak Peak A Definitive Guide - Apr 14
Let's Talk Quality Part 1 - Dec 2013
Let's Talk Quality Part 2 - Apr 2014
Let's Talk Quality Part 3 - Aug 2014
Fibre Sub commitee Update - Dec 2013
Histograms and Textiles - Dec 2013
Towards an Alpaca Fibre Industry - Dec 2013
Alpaca Fibre Production - Aug 2013
Bruce Woollen Mill - Aug 2013
Code of Harvest - Aug 2013
Alpaca History at Dookie College - Aug 2013
Fleece Sorting Table - Aug 2013
Shearers' Perspective - Aug 2013
Vogue Live Knitting Show - Aug 2013
What is Commercial Fleece - Aug 2013
Alpaca Fleece in NZ - Part 1 the Whole Point of Having Them? - Dec 2012
Alpaca Fleece in NZ - Part 2 the Collectors - Apr 2013
Design Spun Processing - Apr 2013
New Fibre Test for Genetic Selection- Apr 2013
Rumpelstiltkin Fibre Classing and Baling Days - Apr 2013
Ultrafine Alpaca, Nature's Luxury - Apr 2013
Creative Fibre Festival - Dec 2012
Greenacres Fibre Processing - Dec 2012
Not Impossible, Just Invisible - Dec 2012
Premium Alpaca - Dec 2012
Rumpelstiltskin - Dec 2012
World Record Alpaca Bale - Dec 2012
Lyttelton Times, November 1862 - Dec 2012
Creative Fibre Festival - Aug 2012
Fair Air Fire Mask - Aug 2012
Density, Why a Good Grope is Not Good Enough - Apr 2012
Easy Knitting with Alpaca - Apr 2012
Fleece Testing - Apr 2012
Uniformity - Apr 2012
So How Dense is Dense - Apr 2008
NZ Alpaca Fibre Characteristics - Dec 2007
Fibre Content and Care Labelling - Aug 2007
Suri Fibre - Aug 2007
Showing Suri Fleeces - Aug 2007
Fleece in the Garage - Aug 2007
Is Crimp Important - Part 2 - Aug 2006
Is Crimp Important - Part 1 - Aug 2006
Preperation of Alpaca Fibre - Aug 2006
What to do with that glorious fluff - Apr 2006
Machine Knitting - Dec 2005
Colouring Alpaca Yarn and Fibre - Aug 2005
The Spin on Suris - Aug 2005
Dyeing Yarn with Kool-Aid - Aug 2005
Alpaca Fibre from a Handspinners' Perspective - Apr 2005
Weaving with Alpaca - Apr 2005
Made of Alpaca - Dec 2004
Fibre Charactericstics of US Huacaya Alpaca - Dec 2004
Knitting with Alpaca Yarn - Aug 2004
Specialty Fibre Scour - Apr 2004
A Spinners' Story - Apr 2004
A Crafters Prespective - Dec 2003
You can dye Alpaca - Aug 2003
Tai Tapu Wool Carders and Spinners - Apr 2003
Classic Alpaca A Label for the Future - Dec 2002
Introducing WRONZ - Dec 2002
Fibre Creativity - Aug 2002
Evaluating Suri Fibre - Aug 2002

Other Articles:

Washing Alpaca Fibre
Alpaca Fleece Sorting
Fibre Storage Options
Opening Fibre
Tangling with Wool
Fibre Glossary


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Showing

Magazine Articles:

National Show Results - Dec 2016
Regional Roundup - Apr 2016

North Island Colourbration - Aug 2015

European Showing Circuit - Aug 2015
Wrapping Show Fleeces - Aug 2015
Judges Evaluation - Dec 2014

National Show Extravaganza - Dec 2014
New Score Sheet Explained - Dec 2014
Breeders Workshop - Aug 2014
Expo - First 10 Years - Aug 2014
Judges Workshop - Apr 2014
Litle River Fleece Show - Apr 2014
A Beginners' Guide to Showing Alpaca - Dec 2013
Alpaca Show at Westerlee - Dec 2013
History of National Show Champions - Dec 2013
NZ TRI-umph of Alpaca Events - Dec 2013
Showing - The Alpaca Perspective - Dec 2013
Stoneleigh Valentino - Dec 2013
The Mystery of Judging Revealed - Dec 2013
North Island Colourbration - Aug 2013
Showtime - Aug 2013
World Alpaca Conference and Expo - Aug 2013
150th Canterbury show - Apr 2013
A Day in the Life of a Judge, Steward, Convenor - Apr 2013
National Expo - Dec 2012
South Island Colourbration - Dec 2012
Sponsorship - Dec 2012
Little River A &P show - Aug 2012
NI Colourbration - Aug 2012
Setting Up a Show - Aug 2012
Showing Our Best Side - Aug 2012
A Once in a Lifetime Dream - Dec 2007
National Show and Expo - Dec 2007
Showing Suri Fleeces - Aug 2007
2006 Top Huacaya and Suri Awards - Apr 2007
Two Shows with a Difference - Apr 2007
Judging Alpacas in Peru - Dec 2006
Let's Make Showing Fun - Dec 2006
Nationa Alpaca Expo - Dec 2006
Sires Progeny What Is It All About - Aug 2006
National Show 2005 - Apr 2006
Inaugural National Show and Fibre Expo - Dec 2004
Be a Showring Showoff - Aug 2004
Colour Classification in the Showring - Apr 2004
Alpaca Judging - A Passion - Apr 2004


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Meat

Magazine Articles:

From Breeding to Farming - Apr 2016
Cooking with Alpaca - Aug 2015

Towards an Alpaca Meat Industry - Apr 2015

Meat Industry reports:

Factors impacting Australian alpaca meat and methods to improve quality.  M. Smith, R. Bush, & D. Hopkins Pub. No 13 2015  p1-34 Rural Industries R&D Corporation

Project Summary  Factors impacting Australian alpaca meat and methods to improve quality.  Smith M, Bush R & Hopkins  D  Pub. No 15/094  p1-4 Rural Industries R&D Corporation

Carcass traits and saleable meat yield of alpaca (Vicugna pacos) in Australia M.A. Smith, R.D. Bush, P.C. Thompson & D.L. Hopkins Meat Science 107 (2015) p1-11

Effect of electrical stimulation and ageing period on alpaca (Vicugna pacos) meat and eating quality. M.A. Smith, R.D. Bush, R.J. van de Ven, & D.L. Hopkins.  Meat Science 111 (2016) p38-46

Towards an alpaca farming industry. David Bridson Personal communication


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Registry

Magazine Articles:

National Registered Herd - Apr 2015
How Many Alpacas in NZ - Aug 2012


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Marketing & Promotions

Commercial Alpaca Farming Flyer

National Alpaca Day Magazine Articles and Editorial:

Running an Open Farm Day

2011 National Alpaca Day Editoral
2010 National Alpaca Day Editoral
2009 National Alpaca Day Editoral
National Alpaca Day 2015 - Aug 2015
National Alpaca Day Checklist - Apr 2015
National Alpaca Day - Apr 2014
National Alpaca Day - Aug 2013
National Alpaca Day - Apr 2013
National Alpaca Day - Aug 2012
National Open Day - Apr 2012

Magazine Articles:

Southern Region Workshop - Dec 2016
2016 Fieldays - Aug 2016

Visit to Wolstrom - Apr 2016

The Benefits of Alpacas in the Australian Enviroment - Apr 2016

Art in the Paddock - Apr 2016

Ethics of Selling Pets - Apr 2016

Field Days 2015 - Aug 2015

News Flash - Aug 2015
Photography with Tara - Aug 2015
2014 Alpaca Fiesta - Apr 2015
Lights, Camera, Action - Apr 2015
Presentation is Everything - Apr 2015
The Quechua Benefit Story - Apr - 2015
AAA - 25 Years - Dec 2014
Alpacas in China - Dec 2014
Farm DIY - Dec 2014
International Photo Competition - Dec 2014
Our Alpaca Industry - Dec 2014
Sharing the Love - Dec 2014
Fair Trading Act - Dec 2014
Alpacas in South Africa - Aug 2014
Mystery Creek Fieldays - Aug 2014
Waste Not Want Not - Aug 2014
10 Tips for Perfect Paca Pics - Apr 2014
Agritourism - Apr 2014
Farm Visits that Say Welcome - Apr 2014
Southern Field Days - Apr 2014
Alpaca Advertising X Factor - Dec 2013
Norwegian Alpaca Business - Dec 2013
Beach Walking - Aug 2013
Central District Field Days - Aug 2013
Alpacas in Italy - Aug 2013
Record National Sale Price - Aug 2013
21st Century Livestock - Apr 2013
Alpacas in Germany - Apr 2013
An Integrated Farming System - Apr 2013
Exports to Europe - Apr 2013
Quechua Benefit - the Other Path - Apr 2013
Alpaca Farmng in Australia - Dec 2012
Australian Nationals - Dec 2012
Fieldays Alpaca Presence - Aug 2012
How to Design Your Advertisement - Aug 2012
Rotorua conference - Aug 2012
Talking to the Media - Aug 2012
The British Alpaca Society - Aug 2012
World Alpaca Conference - Aug 2012
AANZ FAQ's - Apr 2012
All in a Days Work - Apr 2012
Like It or Not - Apr 2012
Ramblings from a Veteran Breeder - Apr 2012
Ten Days in Chile - Apr 2008
Turning the Tide - Apr 2007
Education, an Important Driver of Future Investment - Dec 2005
Profile on Ian Nelson - Dec 2005
Made of Alpaca - Dec 2004
NZ Aid Assists Alpaca Farmers in Peru - Aug 2004
Fiesta 2003 Peru - Apr 2004
Is Your Website a Super Magnet - Apr 2004
Is Your Business Card Pulling It's Weight - Dec 2003
A Pot of Gold - Aug 2002


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