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 October 2017

Registration of this years cria is now overdue. Please login to www.grassroots.co.uk/AAI.html and fill in the online forms. Payment should be made via PayPal (aai@grassroots.co.uk) cost is €10 animal.

September 2017

Our First National Alpaca day took places on 23rd September 2017. Please click the link below for a short report and some photos

national alpaca day report

 

August 2017

Alpacas made a very welcome return to this year’s Tullamore Show. Interest was huge and we hope to welcome more members very soon.

Our show was a composite show; Animals were judged on the day for their conformation while their fleece was scored the previous day. The two scores were added and prizes awarded.

Congratulations to Paul from Hushabye Farm who was awarded Supreme Champion with Coincidence

Please click on the link below for a full list of winners on the day

2017 Tullamore Show 

July 29th 2017

Alpacas are becoming increasingly popular and there is big demand this year for these adorable and versatile animals. Click on the link below to read about the latest from the Alpaca Association and one of its’ members

Alpaca article in Agriland.ie

11th June 2017

The National Alpacas Show was held in Bellurgan Park Dundalk on Sunday.While the weather was mixed with showers and sunshine it was a great show day enjoyed by all.The show was well organised by Bernie Neary of Mullagh Lane Alpacas, Bernie has decided to hang up her wellies and retire from Alpacas we will miss Bernie hugely. The show was judged by Nick Harrington-Smith with Roger Clarke as ring steward and Michael Mclaughlin keeping us all on time … well done to them all.

A big welcome to some UK visitors  Felicia Sanders of Popham Alpacas and Barbara Hetherington of Beck Brow who kept a sharp alpaca eye on all proceedings. It was great to meet alpacas owners of such high reputation.

National Show Results 2017

Please follow the link below for the results of our first show at Dundalk 11th June 2017

2017 National Show Results

June 7th 2017

Alpacas re appear on Dermot & Dave on TodayFM

27th May 2017 Shearing & Fibre Workshop

Venue: Hushabye Farm Alpacas 10am-5pm 

Cost (member €80 and nonmember €100)

10th March 2017

Alpacas on Dermot & Dave on Today FM

podcast  coming soon

Alpacas in Farming Independent 6th March 2017

Neonatology Course Saturday 22nd April 2017

 

Membership

Membership fees are now due for 2017. Please pay via PayPal or send a cheque to our treasurer Helen Eivers

Click here to make a  membership payment through Paypal

Farming Independent 7/2/17 Mia Doran with her two alpacas bought from a member of the Alpaca Association of Ireland

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Cria Registrations 2016registration

Now that this year’s crop of cria are on the ground, it’s time for members to think about microchipping, tagging and most importantly registering. Please register your animals in plenty of time so there will be no delays before next year’s showing season

AlpacaSeller Deal for Members

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We are delighted to announce that the Association has negotiated a Special Offer for AAI members with AlpacaSeller. AlpacaSeller is the largest source for buying and selling Alpaca’s globally.

The offer is available to AAI members for new subscriptions.

We have negotiated a 13 month free subscription to AlpacaSeller.

Yes that’s 13 months subscription free. If you open an account with AlpacaSeller and let them know you are a member of the Alpaca Association of Ireland AlpacaSeller will give you a free subscription for 13 months.

We have also negotiated a reduced subscription fee of €40 (down from €50), this compares favourably to £50 for UK members. Thus for your AAI membership fee of €80 you are already getting €50 back.

AlpacaSeller also has free mobile apps for searching (iOS and Android).AlpacaSeller has recently added a facility for uploading videos of your alpacas.

Deja Vu at National Show in Dundalk on 12th June

Congratulations to Tinryland Alpacas ;Overall Supreme Champion with Burren Kantordan for the second year running. Congratulations  goes too, to Hushabye Farm for Reserve champion and Supreme Champion female; Inca Glowing,also for the second year running.

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Thanks to everyone who showed animals. The standard is phenomenal and has improved year after year.

Thanks to everyone who made the show run so smoothly; Bernie, Siobhan, Roger and Joe.

Full Results available here soon

On now to Clonmel Show on Sunday 3rd July, our first fleece off show this year and our first ever outing to Clonmel show. See you there!

Results from Summer Show 2016 Available Here

New deal with AlpacaSeller  for full members. More details coming soon…
Shows planned for this year (2016)

Mullingar Equestrian Show 5th June 2016

Co. Louth Agriculatural Show 12th June 2016   

Clonmel Agricultural Show 3rd July 2016 

Mullingar Agricultural Show ( Fleece Off) 10th July 2016 

 Fleece Show 9th July 2016 

Cost of entries is €10 per animal per class

 

Parasitology Course 2016

Seagrave alpacas was the venue for our Parasitology course in on February 20th. Bob Broadbent from the UK was our guide for what was a very educational day. Samples were prepared, microscopes were focused and we searched and searched for parasites. As is common this time of year, the parasites were very few on the ground (or in the poo). We were urged to check monthly and to tailor our worming programme to what we do or don’t find. Thanks to Bernie for organising the course, to John and Eugene for the venue and to Glyn & Fiona for providing the equipment for the day.

Photos to follow…….

National Show 2016

Our national show will take place as part of Louth Agricultural Show on June 12th. Our judge this year is Jay Holland of Pure Alpacas in the UK. Please ensure that your show team is registered in time and that you have paid your membership for 2016. Get halter training! Show Rules are available here

 

Official Alpaca Association of Ireland approved Course in Parasitology  February 20th  2016

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Payment for this course can be made online here or by cheque, made payable to the Alpaca Association of Ireland, sent to Bernie Neary of Mullagh Lane Alpacas.

We have added PayPal to our website. This will make it easier for everyone to pay membership, pay for courses and entry to shows. PayPal is totally secure and will greatly increase our speed in processing payments.paypal

 

BASBAS Evaluation Course 27th February 2016

This one day workshop will be held in Clogher, Co. Tyrone. The cost id £65+vat for members and £85 + Vat for non members. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please click here to be redirected to the BAS website for more information

 

December 2015

The year is nearly over. All membership should be up to date. If you still have to pay for 2015 please do so immediately.

Members are also asked to register this year’s cria asap.

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3/12/2015

Damien Dyar, one of our founding members presented with a token of our appreciation, for all his hard work over the years, at his farm Burren Alpaca, Co Clare

 

Alpaca Owners in Ireland are asked to click on the link below to complete a short survey on herd size and interest in the Irish Alpaca industry.

Survey

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Irish Alpacas get a great write up in this new online fibre magazine

Save the date; 20th February 2016

 

2015 AGM

Our recent AGM at Millbrook Alpacas was our best attended meeting to date! Members can view minutes from the AGM by clicking on the Members Only tab on the top of the screen

AGM of the Alpaca Association of Ireland will take place on Saturday 14th November @ 2pm hosted by Millbrook Alpacas

Non members/potential members are invited to attend for the first hour to get a chance to talk to members and to tour the mill

Irish Alpacas star in the new Harrods 2015 print ad

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Alpacas in the Irish Headlines this week 5/10/15

http://www.thejournal.ie/offaly-llama-2368238-Oct2015/

 

 

2015 AGM of the Alpaca Association of Ireland takes place in November. Please check back for exact dates a bit closer to the time

AAI National Show 2015

 

Congratulations to Burren Kantordon at Tinryland who won Supreme Champion in Dundalk on 14th June 2015.

 

 

Results

Class 520 Junior Female 6-12 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Tinryland Elektra
Class 525Junior Males 6 – 12 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place Tinryland Achilles
2nd Place -Glenbrook Michael
3rd Place –  Albain go Deo
Class 521Intermediate Females 12 – 24 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Burren Atlantic Princess Tinryland Alpacas
2nd Place – Tinryland Ivory Moon
Class 526 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place Burren Kantordon   Tinryland Alpacas
Class 523 Adult Females 24 – 48 months White or Light Fawn
2nd Place – Glenbrook Evelyn
3rd place Great house Nyali of Glenbrook
Class 528 Adult Males 24 – 48 months White or Light Fawn 
1st Place –
2nd Place – Burren Casdan
Best White female Burren Atlantic Princess, Tinryland Alpacas
ReserveTinryland Elektra
Best White MaleBurren Kantordan , Tinryland Alpacas
Reserve Tinryland Achilles
Class 510 Junior Females 6 – 12 months Brown
1st Plac e  Hushabye Farm Arizona
Class 515 Junior Males 6 – 12 months Brown
1st Place – Millbrook Prince Regent
Class 511 Intermediate Females 12 – 24 months Brown 
1st Place Millbrook Heather
Class 516 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months Brown
1st Place -Hushabye Farm Aristotle
2nd Place – Sodom Kaolos, Millbrook Alpacas
Class 518 Senior Males 48 months and Older Brown
1st Place –  Inca Forest  Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Best brown Male Hushabye Farm Aristotle
Reserve Inca Forrest, Millbrook Alpacas
Best brown Female Hushabye Farm Arizona
Reserve Millbrook Heather
Class 500 Junior Females 6-12 months Black
1st Place – Millbrook Opel
2nd Place – Hushabye Aurora
Class 505 Junior Males 6-12 months Black 

1st Place – Millbrook Black Jack

2nd Place – Hushabye Farm Ace of Spades
3rd Place – Millbrook Black Magic
Class 501 Intermediate Females 12-24 months Black
1st Place – Hillend Kate  Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Millbrook Tulip
Class 506 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months Black
1st Place – Inca Harlequin Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Millbrook Brandy
3rd Place – Seagrave Divo
Class 502 Adult Females 24-48 months Black
1st Place – Hushabye Farm Gerbera
2nd Place – Inca Gracie Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 507 Adult Males 24-48 months Black
1st Place -Millbrook Rover
2nd Place – Millbrook Setanta
Class 503 Senior Females 48 months and older Black
1st  Place – Inca Blackberry INC102 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Cambridge Emotive EPC1789 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 508 Senior Males 48 months and older Black
1st Place – Inca Goldsmith Hushabye Farm
Best black male Inca Goldsmith, Hushaye farm
ReserveMillbrook Harlequin
Best black Female Hushabye Gerbera
ReserveInca Blackberry Millbrook

Champion Female Hushabye Gerbera   

Reserve  Inca Blackberry, Millbrook Alpacas

Champion Male Burren Kantordan, Tinryland Alpacas

Reserve Inca Goldsmith, Hushabye Farm Alpacas

Overall National Supreme Champion                        Burren Kantordan of Tinryland Alpacas

 

 

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More results to follow shortly….

 

AAI Summer Show 2015

Our First show of the Year took place on Sunday 31st May in Mullingar Alpacas battled it out across a range of categories for rosettes.

Results

Class 266 Junior Female 6-12 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Tinryland Elektra AAITIN007
Class 265 Junior Males 6 – 12 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place/Reserve Champion White – Tinryland Dante AAITIN006
2nd Place – Millbrook Lightning MBE12
3rd Place – Glenbrook Michael J AAIRCP001
4th Place – Tinryland Achilles AAITIN004
Class 270 Intermediate Females 12 – 24 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Burren Atlantic Princess AAI13301 Tinryland Alpacas
2nd Place – Tinryland Ivory Moon AAITIN009
3rd Place – Mullaghlane Cookie MLA008
Class 269 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place/Champion White/Overall Supreme Champion – Burren Kantordon  AAI3201 Tinryland Alpacas
Class 354 Adult Females 24 – 48 months White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Glenbrook Evelyn AAI1128
Class 355 Adult Males 24 – 48 months White or Light Fawn 
1st Place –
2nd Place – Burren Casdan AAI2095
Class 275 Senior Females 48 months and older White or Light Fawn
1st Place – Great House Nyali AAIRCP001
Class 350 Junior Females 6 – 12 months Brown
1st Place/Champion Brown/Supreme Female – Hushabye Farm Arizona AAIHUS111
Class 351 Junior Males 6 – 12 months Brown
1st Place – Millbrook Prince Regent MBE16
2nd Place – Hushabye Farm Amadeus AAIHUS110
Class 352 Intermediate Females 12 – 24 months Brown 
1st Place/Reserve brown Champion – Millbrook Heather MBE05
Class 353 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months Brown
1st Place – Sodom Kaolos SOD087 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Hushabye Farm Aristotle AAIHUS106
Class 359 Adult Males 24 – 48 months Brown
1st Place –  Inca Galia INC365 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 363 Senior Males 48 months and Older Brown
1st Place –  Inca Forest INC305 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Best Brown Male
Hushabye farm Aristotle
Class 104 Junior Females 6-12 months Black
1st Place – Hushabye Farm Aurora AAIHUS12
2nd Place – Millbrook Opel MBE11
3rd Place – Millbrook Ebony MBE15
Class 114 Junior Males 6-12 months Black 

1st Place – Millbrook Black Jack MBE18

2nd Place – Millbrook Black Magic MBE17
3rd Place – Hushabye Farm Ace of Spades AAIHUS104
Class 134 Intermediate Females 12-24 months Black
1st Place – Hillend Kate END55 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Millbrook Tulip MBE06
Class 124 Intermediate Males 12 – 24 months Black
1st Place/Champion Black – Inca Harlequin INC529 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Millbrook Brandy MBE09
3rd Place – Millbrook Rover MBE04
4th Place – Millbrook Shadow MBE08
5th Place – Sodom Kisnet SOD087 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 356 Adult Females 24-48 months Black
1st Place – Hushabye Farm Gerbera AAIHUS113
2nd Place – Inca Gracie INC413 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
3rd Place – Inca Genie INC373 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 357 Adult Males 24-48 months Black
1st Place/Reserve Black Champion – Inca Goldsmith INCBASUK405 Hushabye Farm
2nd Place – Millbrook Setanta MBE03
Class 144 Senior Females 48 months and older Black
1st Place – Cambridge Emotive EPC1789 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
2nd Place – Inca Blackberry INC102 Millbrook Alpaca Farm
Class 154 Senior Males 48 months and older Black
1st Place – Inca Dorchestor INCBASUK202 Hushabye Farm