News & EventsNeonatal clinic in VA by VAOBA
Everyone!! There is an exciting event October 15 at the vet college in Blacksburg, VA for those interested in learning more about the neonatal care of cria and moms. See the VAOBA website for the details of the flyer. Here are some of the details.
“This one day clinic will be offered on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Registration is limited to 30 participants. The seminar will be held at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia. The Neonatal Seminar is sponsored by the Virginia Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association. Attendees are chosen on a first come, first served basis by online registration.
The clinic will feature instruction by industry expert, Dr. Cheryl Dewitt, and focus on the breeding and birthing process for alpacas. Lecture in the morning on conception through birth, followed by a short lunch break and then a hands-on lab demonstrations in neonatal positioning (dystocia training). Lecture will continue on basic neonatal care and will be presented by Dr. Sherrie Clark Deener, Associate Professor of Theriogenology, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. A tour of the Large Animal Hospital will be offered at the end of the Clinic.”
SAFF 2016 Get On board to Sell your Products!!!
SAFF 2016 October 28- 30, 2016
CABO will be participating in the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) October 28- 30, 2016 held annually near Asheville, NC. As one of the benefits of membership, farm members may contribute their products to sell through the CABO store, which is managed by the CABO board and staffed by CABO volunteers. This past year, 10 member-farms contributed a wide range of products including felted soaps, alpaca yarns, roving, fleece, alpaca clothing, baskets and stuffed animals. The diversity of products helped to make this past year’s sales one of the best. Members need to get their items to one of the following : Lori Cherry, Marion Snider, Jane Clark or Leonard Bates. Each item needs two sale tags, preferably the kind with the separation including farm name, price and item detail, and an inventory sheet. Setup is October 27th. Contact one of the above for more details and getting the items to them.
There is a charge to help defray the booth costs which will be deducted from the sale of the items sold. And volunteers will be welcome to help in the booth.
There will be another opportunity to sell items through the CABO store at the upcoming Carolina Alpaca Celebration February 18-19, 2017. And during the Carolina Fiber fest at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh March 24-25, 2017
Congrats go out to Andrea Nissen for obtaining her AOA accredited Spin-Off Judge. It is great to have one of these in our Carolina group. Congrats!!!!
National Alpaca Farm Days
September 24–25, 2016
Come visit Farms across the Carolinas as they
celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days.
It’s membership renewal time again!
All CABO memberships expire on June 30th. Also please check and update your listing’s email address to ensure that you receive important messages throughout the year. It’s easy to renew on-line or simply print off the Membership Application form and mail it in.