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2017 Webinars

Date: Multiple, please see details below
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Education Event

A Series of Five Webinars: How to Improve your Fibre Production and how to be the best alpaca farmer you can be.

It is with great pleasure that Alpaca Ontario’s Fibre Initiative Committee brings you this series of webinars that will help you improve your fibre production and the quality of your fibre harvest. We have also broaden the spectrum to include other aspects of farming. This translates into improving the profitability of your farm. These webinars are presented by the best in their fields.

Dates: As shown for each event.

Location: In the comfort of your home

Presenters: ( I have yet to receive all the information from the presenters. I have therefore used the information I had at hand)

Date: January 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Title: Alpaca Reproduction

Dr. Adams has broad interests in basic and applied aspects of reproductive science and medicine, and he is recognized internationally for his work on ovarian function. He has published classic studies of ovarian follicle development, ovulation and fertility in several species including cattle, camelids, cervids and human.

Date: February 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Title:  Healthy Alpacas Equal Healthy Fiber - Homeopathic strategies for keeping you and your alpacas healthy


Homeopathy is one of the most powerful holistic approaches as it actually changes the genetics of a herd. The basic principles will empower you to make selections in many health and management areas to have alpacas that produce the best fiber at the lowest health care costs.  Learn the history and principles of homeopathy. Learn how remedies are prepared and that it is the matching of the remedy to the individual that is important, not so much the way they are made. Walk away with some specific treatments for common problems such as failure to thrive, parasites, heat stress, digestive and birthing issues. Learn how to find homeopathic practitioners who can help you deeply improve health. 

Date: March 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.(Eastern Standard Time)

Title: Farm Recordkeeping for Productivity & Profitability

Description: Good financial management starts with good financial records. Farm business decisions are much easier to make when you maintain a complete record keeping system and use it to measure the performance of your business. Without complete records, it is difficult to set business goals and know if you have met those goals.

Date: March 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Title: Latest developments in alpaca fibre testing and their benefits for breeding programs.

Paul plan on discussing fibre stats: Variation of fibre diameter within fibre bundles/staples, Standard Deviation (SD),  allows breeders an effective selection criteria for genetic improvement towards

producing quality fleeces. He plan on showing us how new technology can be used to extract the environmental influence on SD so that it provides a more genetically focussed statistic. I the last half hour he will give us a demonstration on how we use the measuring instruments to provide fibre stats.

Date: April 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Title: SMART Marketing Moves for Alpaca Farmers

By Julie Wassom

Grand Champion Marketing

What are the best marketing moves every alpaca farmer can take to draw prospects and buyers? In this webinar, you will learn low-cost marketing techniques that will lead to more inquiries and referrals. Discover five ways to make your website a better inquiry generator, how to increase the open rate on your email marketing, and two primary keys to converting more prospects into buyers of your alpacas and fiber goods.

How: Via the internet, using webinars. The objective of these presentations is to help you maximize the quality of your fibre but also keep your animals healthy.

Once you have registered you will receive a link that will permit you to participate in the webinar(s) you have selected. Participants will click on this link from the comfort of their home at the prescribed time; you will then be instantly connected. You cannot share this link with friends as the link will only permit one computer to join.

Cost: The cost will be $30.00 each for Alpaca Ontario members and $35.00 each for non members. If you register for all five webinars the cost will be $120.00 for AO members and $140.00 for non-members. This is an opportunity for alpaca owners to follow a presentation from the best in the world without leaving their home. We will link you to your Instructor through an internet format. You do not have to contend with rain, sleet or snow. Everything is made easy for you. Upon registering we will send you a link. All you have to do is click in the link and you are then participating in a live webinar delivered by international experts in their field. Questions may be an option throughout the presentation via a live chat system. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this great undertaking. Be part of the elite in the alpaca industry.


Please fill out the Registration Form on the AO website.

If by chance you are still on dialup or you can’t make one of the webinars, or you are dropped during the presentation you can still benefit from this opportunity. Just send an email to Robert Martel at (705) 785-3389 info@ I will have Victor Brown send you a link to the presentation. The webinar are going to be available until the series are completed. April 30, 2017 all will be erased as the presenters maintain their intellectual rights to the materials they have created.

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2017 Webinars

Fall 2016 Education Event

Alpaca Ontario's Third Fibre Sort-A-Thon (August 2016)

Basic Farm Sorting Part 1 (July 2016)

Basic Farm Sorting Part 1 (March 2016)

Alpaca Ontario Mary Ann English Spin-off Competition 2016

2015 Alpaca Ontario Fleece Show (September 2015)

2015 Education Weekend (November 2015)

Upcoming Fibre Courses in Saskatchewan (August 2015)

Classing Hours for Apprentice Fibre Classers (March 1 & 2, 2015)

Alpaca Fibre Classer Certification Program – 4 day program (Feb. 25-28, 2015)

Part 1 - Alpaca Fibre - Basic Farm Sorting Course (July 26, 27 2014)

13th Annual Alpaca Ontario Spring Show (April 12 & 13, 2014)

Annual Fibre Arts Competition (April 11, 2014)

Gary Morton: Value Plus (March 29-30, 2014)

Alpaca Fibre Classer Certification Program (Feb 24 to 27, 2014)

Royal Winter Fair (November 1 - 10, 2013)

Dust to Dollars - 2013 Alpaca Ontario Education Weekend (October 26, 2013)

International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (Sept. 17 - 21, 2013)

Outdoor Farm Show (Sept. 10, 11, & 12, 2013)

Basic Farm Sorting Course (July 27 & 28, 2013)

6th Annual Fibre Arts Competition (April 12, 2013)

Fibre to Fabulous Fashion Show (Saturday April 13, 2013)

12th Annual Alpaca Ontario Spring Show (April 13 & 14, 2013)

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