Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MS&T Campus, Room 11 Schenk Hall, Rolla, MO

    Sutton At Home Alpacas is sponsoring the "Basic Fecal Examination" workshop to help participants learn more about performing onsite fecal examinations for camelids and small ruminants. 

    Anyone who owns alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep, cattle, and others who who work with herd animals will benefit.  Learning to perform your own fecal examination will save you both time and money when treating your animals.

    Topics include:

    • how to obtain, prepare and read a fecal sample
    • background on ruminant parasites as related to camelids
    • anthelmintics: past, current and future
    • parasite control practices

    The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Clarissa Wisner, a career microscopist and alpaca owner living in Rolla, MO.  Clarissa received her BS in Chemistry in 1981, MS in Geology in 1994, a second MS in Engineering in 2007, and her PhD in Chemistry in 2014. She is employed at MS&T as an electron microscopy specialist.

    Dr. Victoria Kwasa will be a guest speaker on overall herd health.

    The class fee is $150 for one person and $120 for the second person from the same farm.

    For more information download this flyer or contact clarissasutton1@gmail.com. To register, go to www.suttonathomealpacas.com.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • American Royal Hale Arena, Kansas City, Missouri

    The annual MOPACA Alpaca Show is a family favorite! See hundreds of alpacas from across the region competing in halter and fleece shows. Learn about raising alpacas and talk to alpaca owners about alpaca farming. Learn why these gentle animals are a joy to be around, and why their fiber is prized by so many! There will be many vendors selling alpaca products, demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and using alpaca fiber. Free and open to the public!

    Exhibitors and vendors: Check in and set-up is March 29. Please see full schedule for vendors and exhibitors here.

    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Suri & Company at Fern Creek Farm, 333 Calvery Forest Drive, Robertsville, MO 63072
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    The birth of cria is one of the most exciting times of the year. It can also a time of stress and anxiety, with alpaca owners hopeful for no birthing problems. Learning to address problems that may occur during delivery will give owners confidence as we enter the birthing season.

    Dr. Norm Evans will present a day-long seminar in neonatal care. The morning session will consist of lecture relating to pregnancy, nutrition and birth. The afternoon will include a "wet lab" with individual practice addressing dystocia and other potential birthing issues.

    This is one of the most important educational events for alpaca breeders. You will leave with the confidence and knowledge you need for your birthing season.

    Registration is limited, so sign up now!

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