This day and a half conference is themed: “Enriching Your Breeding Program” with three expert speakers focusing on how you can improve your Suri herd for maximum gain.
Our speakers include the internationally renowned Amanda VandenBosch who will present topics including: 1). How to measure and improve your herd uniformity; 2). Using IFA to make good breeding decisions; and 3). How to evaluate the perfect alpaca to add to your herd.
You are invited to bring one shorn fleece (skirted blanket only) to the Symposium to participate in the IFA fleece evaluation portion of Amanda’s session.
Beverly Brehm, nationally known Suri breeder and AOA judge, will present: 1). How to improve your program using skin biopsy information and 2). A deep dive into biopsies. Beverly will be joined by Amanda VandenBosch in Part 2 to discuss their personal experience in analyzing their biopsy data and using biopsy data to improve their breeding programs.
Finally, Dr. Ruthanne McCaslin will present various alpaca health topics that impact your herd health and fiber quality. Dr. Ruthanne is well known in the camelid vet world as an expert on alpaca health issues. We have all seen her valuable Facebook posts helping alpaca owners with health questions.
The conference will be from 8-5 on Thursday, the 23rd and 8-noon on Friday, the 24th.
Discounted hotel rooms at the Vee Quiva are limited, so book your hotel rooms soon by asking for the "Amber Autumn" discount rate. The discounted room rate is $145 plus taxes. There are also other hotels and Air B&Bs in the area.
As an additional bonus for our conference attendees, the Amber Autumn auction presented by Celebrity Sales is on Feb 24 and 25th at the same hotel. There will be Suris in the auction this year, so conference attendees have an opportunity to get their hands on some fabulous Suris and buy some of the best genetics in the industry. See Celebrity Sales Amber Autumn website for more information on the auction.
Register now for the 2023 Suri Symposium on the Suri Network website: include link here.
We are looking forward to seeing our Suri friends in person again!!