Another successful show has come to a close. Many thanks to everyone who came out this weekend to see the alpacas, visit venders or participate in the fiber demonstrations. Judges Amanda VandenBosch and Peter Kennedy were terrific as always and Robert Gane was once again so generous in sharing his vast knowledge of the alpaca business. Thanks too to Dr. Mike Etter of Lodi Veterinary Care for serving as the on-call veterinarian and seminar speaker. And we are so grareful to our terrific volunteers who worked so hard to make this show a success!
After 11 years at the Alliant Energy Center, the show moves to the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend next year. Stay tuned for more exciting news that will come with the merger of Spring Bling and the Great Midwest Alpaca Festival to create one major Wisconsin alpaca show, which will be held the weekend of April 26 & 27. Judges will be Sharon Loner and Kristin Buhrman.
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HERD SIRE SHOW CASE
There were 16 herd sires represented during the Herd Sire Show Case. Be sure to check out the herd sire listings here.
Thanks to everyone who bid on silent auction items this year and to those who donated items. The total is still being tallied, but from all indications, we did well and the proceeds will continue to fund the GMAF scholarship fund at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a donation also will go to the Alpaca Research Foundation.
We are grateful to the farms who donated breedings for the silent auction. They were Hum's of Faith Suri Alpacas, Rock Creek Alpacas and RobAsia Alpaca Ranch. See the silent auction page for more information.