2014 AGM: Victoria - here we come!
(31 October - 2 November 2014)
Breaking News: 2014 LAA AGM program announced by Victorian President Mark Brindley :
Please book early by completing Form: AGM 2014 Booking Form!
An exciting and educational program is being planned including Camelid Dental Care by veterianarian Allison Quagliani; Carpets of Fleece with Ed Holman owner of Velieris (means fleece); Weaving with Llama presented by Rhonda Kaye.
Please join us at the Cleveland Grange Winery, Lancefield, Victoria, first and second of November. That's approximately 50 kms from the Melbourne airport in the Macedon Ranges.
We'll be meeting a few days before the Melbourne Cup so visitors can take an extra day or two to enjoy this iconic event!
Looking to buy or sell llamas or equipment. Check out the Members' Forum.
Winter Llama Lines: Not to be missed...
Members should have received their Winter Llama Lines by now, either in the post or via email. Editor Jane Ashton has again done an outstanding job for all of us. The cover photo features one of our newer members and is stunning!
Thanks to Jane, and all of you who've submitted material to her and thanks to past editor Matt Jones who was there to help and who took on the big job of posting LL to you.
Members can view the issue online by going to Downloads on the left menu - LAA Information - Newsletters - click on Llama Lines Magazine - Winter 2014.
You can contact Jane for compliments, suggestions, contributions and information at:
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 committee is always hard at work behind the scenes keeping your association running. They welcome your input. If you want to communicate with any of them - details can be found from the left menu:
Membership/Committee Members page.
Here's how to join/renew your LAA membership for 2014-2015:
The new llama year begins the beginning of July. 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:
July Feature Articles:
Papillomavirus in Llamas
By Helen Smith Burston
Is Your Mama A Llama?
Spinning Llama and Alpaca (2nd Edition)
Llama Drama - for kids of all ages
Alpaca (and Llama) Agskills - A Practical Guide to Farm Skills
What Animal Am I?
Resource Library archive:
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 goldImportance of Faecal Testing
Importance of Vitamins and MineralsJjack of All Trades
Australian Guanaco update