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Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.


The Victorian Eastern Region (VER) represents over 160 registered alpaca breeders and owners located in the east of Victoria. More information at the bottom of this page. 


Victorian Eastern Region

The Victorian Eastern Region covers a geographically diverse area. Members farm alpacas across many aspects of the Australian terrain - from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, to the rich soil farming districts of Gippsland, the coastal extension from Port Phillip to Mallacoota and the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range.

Within the Victorian Eastern Region there are over 160 registered alpaca breeders, several with larger studs in excess of 100 alpacas to others with only a few. Many members also promote and sell alpaca products.


Lardner Alpaca Show - 10th September 2016

Thank-you to the Judge: Mrs Joanne Ham and all helpers and organisers.

Congratulations to all winners and to the Supreme Winners Suri - Lezley and Steve Golding with Stevley Park Mendelicic and Huacaya - Brigitte and Keith Kat with Alternative View Nomadic Price.

Full Results are available in the Show Results Section.

Suri:-

SUPREME CHAMPION - Stevley Park Mendelicia exhibited by Lezley and Steve Golding


CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE - Stevley Park Mendelicia
CHAMPION JUNIOR MALE - Stevley Park Magistrate
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE FEMALE - Pitchingga Ridge Soleil
CHAMPION ADULT FEMALE - Pitchingga Ridge Popy Moreni ET
CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE - Tarahill Katniss
CHAMPION SENIOR MALE - Chakana Blue Zephyr

Huacaya:-  

SUPREME CHAMPION HUACAYA - Alternative View Nomadic Prince exhibited by Brigitte and Keith Kat


CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE -Glenavon Silk Diamond
CHAMPION JUNIOR MALE - Achnacone Master of Design
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE FEMALE - Hunter Pavlova
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE MALE - Pengarook Knight Shadow
CHAMPION ADULT FEMALE - Joma Hilda
CHAMPION ADULT MALE - Alternative View Nomadic Prince
CHAMPION SENIOR MALE - Alternative View Mahatma


VER Spectacular 2016

 


Another milestone for the Alpaca Industry and the V.E.R. was held on the 28th May. The V.E.R. 21st Fleece Competition, incorporating the Suri & Huacaya Alpaca of the Year, Best New Breeder & 10 year Service award.

A big thank you to Angela Betheras our MC, for once again, keeping us on track through a busy and eventful evening.

We were privileged once again to have Jillian Holmes as our fleece judge.   Jillian’s message this year was, that overall, she was extremely happy with the high quality of fleeces but we still need to be a bit more diligent when skirting. Those that received a ribbon were more than worthy recipients. Congratulations to all that entered and those that received a ribbon.   

V.E.R. Perpetual Trophy for best Suri fleece

    Chakana Blue Zenos Paradox

Bill Plunkett Memorial Trophy for the best Huacaya fleece

    Kurrawa Hot Gossip R & A Clark

Di Condon Award for Best New Breeder 2016

    Ary Bryn Alpacas, Simon Kelly

Alpaca of the Year 

Keith Turner Memorial Trophy

   Suri, Chakana Blue Zenos Paradox (LF) J Blake

Lyla Fisher Memorial Trophy   

   Huacaya, Briarmist Khashoggi (LF) J & L Black

10 Year Service Award

    David Daddo

 

Craft and Photography Results

 

The Craft Competition was full of talented people doing marvellous things with Alpaca. Our entries were down this year but the quality was not, so this winter might be just the right time to start that project for next year.

 

Photography competition was well represented. Amazing what IPad, tablets and mobile phones can do. With the introduction of emailing in your entries and the task force printing them, we hope that you enjoyed what you saw. Congratulations to the ribbon winners of each category. Indeed popular choices. The rest of us, take heart and keep taking happy snappies of our beautiful Alpacas and all the antics they get up to.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hand Craft Results

section

item

name

place

A

Handspinning

Fawn-grey gradientd yed suri 8ply 80g

Rachel Fenselau

1st

100%grey/brown alpaca handspun from commercially processed bump-205g

Kath Borrow

reserve

B

Handweaving

Lady’s wrap

Angela Betheras

1st

C

Handknitting

Lady’s shawl in hand spun yarn

Barb Oakes

1st

Baby’s cabled cardigan with curved edging

in100%suri

Heather Scott

reserve

D

MachineKnitting

Blanket made from pure baby alpaca in natural colour

Kath Martin

1st

Scarf made from pure baby alpaca in natural colour

Kath Martin

reserve

E

Crocheting

Baby’s jacket in 100% suri

HeatherScott

1st

Lady’s crocheted hat in hand spun yarn

RoseThorogood

reserve

F

Wet felting

Lady’s scarf in 100% alpaca fibre with hand dyed silk embellishment

LezleyGolding

1st

Black alpaca wrap in 100% alpaca fibre, hand dyed.

Joanne Lincoln

reserve

H

Alpaca –‘any medium’

Pom Pom tea cosy representing

’50 shades of alpaca’

Gayle Herring

1st

Framed wooden suri hand cut with Scroll Saw

Jack Swan

reserve

H

Alpaca –‘any medium’ –for under 5 years of age

Alpaca in cush

Lola Scott

1st

 

Photography Results

section

item

name

place

Cria –one of more as main subject

“Beauty”

Mel Semmler

1st

“Mum makes the best pillow”

Joanne Daniel

reserve

Alpacas interacting with other

alpacas/humans/animals

“Who’s ac heeky alpaca?”

LezleyGolding

1st

“Sneaky kiss”

Mel Semmler

reserve

Farm Scene

“Sunset Spectacular”

Lynda Holdsworth

1st

“Winter Sunrise”

Christine Van Poppel

reserve

Humorous

“Don’t you have something better to do?”

Lezley Golding

1st

“That tickles”

Margaret McConachy

reserve

 


The worthy Recipient of this year’s 10 Year Service Award was  

    David Daddo.    “I’m an Alpaca Farmer and this is my Yarn”

As we all know, David & Jean have been stalwarts, not only to this Region but to the Alpaca Industry. When you need a question answered, a date remembered, help with an event or an Alpaca, the promotion of our industry or anything Alpaca related, who do we go to, David.

So thank you David for all you have done for the V.E.R. Region and to Jean, the woman by your side in all you do. This Region is particularly lucky to have you both.

You be the Judge is proving quite popular and soon we will all be confessing to knowing more than the judges (Heaven forbid). Thanks to all people involved in creating this night. Hope to see you next year.

 

 


Resource & News Articles

Articles are continually added to our VER web-site (click on the link or go to Resources in the Menu)

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