We know all LAA members have been enjoying the Spring Llama Lines. To Editor Matt we appreciate the time and effort you have taken to keep us informed and entertained. Matt is taking a well-deserved break while our new Editor Jane Ashton is busy preparing your summer edition of Llama Lines. You can contact her for contributions at:
The 2013 LAA AGM has come and gone - leaving behind many happy memories.
It is now time to begin thinking of 2014! The next AGM will be held in Victoria, possible in November 2014. Information will be found here as plans develop.
Rules Relaxed for Camelids entering Queensland:
In the past only llamas from WA have been able to enter Queensland without testing. Recently these regulations were changed to also allow camelids from NT, SA, and NSW. Victorian & Tasmanian animals are still excluded unless they are from a MN1 or Q-Alpaca property or are tested. According to the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:
“Camelids may enter Queensland from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales or South Australia provided they are:
▪ from a herd which is not infected (IN), suspected (SU) or restricted (RD).
Certification requirements - Certificate of Health and a NVD/waybill.
Camelids may only enter Queensland from Victoria or Tasmania provided they are
▪ from a herd which has a status of MN1 or better status in the MAP or is accredited under Q-Alpaca.Certification requirements - Certificate of Health and a waybill."
For further information: http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/27_21578.htm
Dr. Harry meets member Glynda Bluhm and her delightful llamas:
Did you see member Glynda Bluhm showing her llamas to Dr. Harry on Better Homes and Gardens?
If not, click here to see these delightful llamas.
From the Committee:
Your new committee is hard at work keeping your association running and they welcome your input. If you want to communicate with them don't hesitate to contact anyone on the Membership/Committee Members page.
Here's how to join/renew your LAA membership for 2013-2014:
A new llama year has started and membership fees are now due. Our LAA fiscal year runs from July through June. The membership form to join or renew your membership can be found at Membership (left column this page) Apply Online where you can download the two-page form. You can mail, email, or direct deposit your membership fees to the Treasurer.
For questions and information please contact Wendy Bell, Treasurer:
Resource Library feature articles:
December Feature Articles:
Importance of Faecal Testing
Importance of Vitamins and Minerals
Llama Drama - for kids of all ages
Alpaca (and Llama) Agskills - A Practical Guide to Farm Skills
What Animal Am I?
Resource Library archive:
Jjack of All Trades
Australian Guanaco update
Six Wild Boys in training
Shearing Llamas (and alpacas)
Llama Lovers Escorted Out of Bush Fire
Put your best foot (and teeth) forward,
How can I tell if my llama is sick?
Adding new llamas to the herd
Clicker training llamas
A llama birth
Training tips- desensitization
All that glitters is not gold