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February 10-12, 2012: Florida Alpaca Breeders Association presents The Sunshine State Alpaca Expo and Spin Off! North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee, FL. For more information visit: www.Flalpacas.com.

February 11-12, 2012: 13th Annual TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular, Ft. Worth, TX. Saddle up and hit the trail to the cultural district of historic Fort Worth, TX for the 13th Anniversary TXOLAN Alpaca Spectacular. Check the site for show information and our educational seminars on Heat Stress in Alpacas. Visit www.TXOLAN.org to get the latest information.

February 18-19, 2012: 2012 Carolina Alpaca Celebration, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Concord, NC. AOBA Halter - Level IV, 60/40 Judge Criteria, AOBA Fleece - Level I, Spin-Off, Fiber Arts & Performance. Judges: Diana Timmerman, Linda Hayes, Jill MacLeod, Jennifer Folkman. Educational Seminars, Vendors, Outstanding Indoor Facilities, Silent Auction, Photo Contest, World Class Alpacas. To register & more information: www.carolinaalpacafarms.org.

February 18-19, 2012: Southwest Regional Alpaca Show AZ, Level III AOBA Certified Halter Show, 1st Annual combined show with Regional Affiliate SoCAL. SWRAS will again be in the climate controlled buildings of the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix. Conveniently located with all activites under one roof. For more information: www.swras.org.

Februay 18-19, 2012: Carolina Alpaca Spectacular, Concord, NC. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. Youth performances are BACK!! Lots of fun for the kids. For more information, please visit: www.carolinaalpacafarms.org/cac.

February 24-25, 2012: The Making of Champions Winners Circle Sale, Sponsored by Snowmass Alpacas, Sandpoint, ID. Snowmass Alpacas will not be showing in 2012 because they want you to be in the Winner Circle in 2012!! Snowmass is working on collecting their lead show string to make available for purchase at their 2012 MOC Genetic Advancement Sale. For more information see Snowmass web site: www.SnowmassAlpacas.com.

March 3-4, 2012: Southern Select Alpaca Show, Calsonic Arena, Shelbyville, TN. AOBA Certified halter, performance and fleece show. Educational Seminars. Alpaca yarn, fiber and garments for sale. Fiber arts demonstrations and workshops. Silent Auction and Raffle. Sponsored by Southeastern Alpaca Association. For more information visit our show web site: www.southernselectalpacashow.org.

March 9-11, 2012: 4th Annual Best of the US Alpaca Show, Columbus, OH. Ohio State Fairgrounds, Bricker Building, for more information www.bestoftheusalpacashows.com.

March 10-11, 2012: The Virginia Classic, Lexington, VA. Contact: Patty Fuller, (540) 953-0439, e-mail: alpacas@poplarhill.com.

March 17-18, 2012: Spring Bling, Neenah, WI. For more information contact: Robin Oaks, (812) 525-8572, E-mail: fiveoaksexotics@aol.com, or visit www.springblingalpacashow.com.

March 23-25, 2012: 9th Annual MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show, Kansas City, MO. Early Bird Stall and MOPACA Member discounts! Be watching for upcoming registration information! Open to all!! For more information Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association, www.MOPACA.org.

March 24-25, 2012: International Alpaca Odyssey 2012, Seaside Park, Ventura, CA. For more information: Kay Rodriguez, (775) 970-5155, e-mail: lazykalpacas@aol.com.

March 31 - April 1, 2012: North American Alpaca Show, Eastern States Exposition Center, Springfield, MA. www.naalpacashow.com. Please contact Melissa Young-Crozet for any questions: melissayoung45@hotmail.com, (201) 962-2983.

March 31 - April 1, 2012: Alpacapalooza, Ridgefield, WA. Clark County Event Center. For more information regarding the show contact: Cheryl Tenold, (406) 529-1868, e-mail: cheryl@yumedono.com.

April 7-8, 2012: Alpaca Blast-Off, Shawnee, OK. Event Coordinator; Karon Storm (405) 391-2767, e-mail: kastorm@mcloudteleco.com. Visit: www.alpacablastoff.com for more details.

April 10-12, 2012: World Alpaca Conference 2012, Keble College, Oxford. Sponsor: British Alpaca Society. Alpaca 2012 is being organized to provide interest for all levels of alpaca ownership with formal lectures plus hands-on workshops, to create an intimate ‘alpaca experience’ to ensure that all participants gain the maximum benefit from the conference. There are a LIMITED number of places available for this worldwide event. Visit www.alpaca2012.com, e-mail: info@bas-uk.com.

April 13-15, 2012: Minnesota Alpaca Expo, Owatonna, MN. Level IV Halter Show, Level II Fleece Show. Judges: Jude Anderson & Tim Lavan. For more information: www.MinnesotaAlpacaExpo.com.

April 21-23, 2012: The Futurity, Grand Island, NE. Contact: Kevin O’Leary for more information on this event, (603) 636-1474, e-mail: rvalpacas@aol.com.

April 27-29, 2012: The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival, Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Kristin Buhrmann, males and performance classes; Peter Kennedy, fleece show and females and performance classes. Show is FREE! Also, heavily promoted and advertised, resulting in big public turnout. For more information: www.thegmaf.com.

April 27-29, 2012: MAPACA Jubilee 2012 (NEW SHOW DATES), Harrisburg, PA. Sponsored by: Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association. Celebrating 16 Years of Alpacas, Fiber & Fun! Event Managers: Chris & Jess Armstrong, (443) 956-4178, e-mail: info@calicomoonalpacas.com, or visit www.mapaca.org.

April 28-29, 2012: The 18th Annual Northwest Alpaca Showcase, TRAC Facility in Pasco,WA. Join us for a full fleece halter show, spin-off, and fiber arts fair! Contact, Jennifer Ely (509) 786-4507, www.NWAlpacaShowcase.com or PNAA.org.

May 4-6, 2012: Northeast Alpaca Expo, NY State Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, Syracuse, NY. www.nealpacaexpo.com. For more information contact Melissa Young-Crozet, (201) 961-5707, e-mail: melissayoung45@hotmail.com.

May 4-6, 2012: Great Western Alpaca Show, National Western Stock Show Complex, Denver, CO. Event Manager: Becky Zierer. Go to www.alpacabreeders.org and click on Great Western Alpaca Show 2012 or log on to www.greatwesternalpacashow.com for information.

May 5-6, 2012: Michigan Alpaca Breeders Show & Fiber Fest, Davisburg, MI. Contact: Lindsay Maybee, (248) 977-8537, or e-mail: freshsourcefarm@yahoo.com. Sponsor: Pebble Brook Farm.

May 5-6, 2012: Buckeye Alpaca Show, Columbus, OH. Contact: Peg Stephens (812) 294-4880, e-mail: pegstephens@earthlink.com.

May 25-28, 2012: AOBA National Conference, Louisville, KY. “Off to the Races”, mark your calendar to attend the 2012 AOBA National Conference being held at the Kentucky Exposistion Center over the Memorial Day weekend. For more information: www.alpacaowners.com/2012nationalshow/index.asp.

June 22-23, 2012: 1st Annual American Fiber Ralley, AOBA Alpaca Fleece Show, Hayward, WI 54843. www.americanfiberrally.us.

October 12-14, 2012: The Empire Extravaganza. DATE IS CHANGING!! This is one week earlier than our traditional weekend. We are making the change so that we do not conflict with our friends from Vermont (Green Mountain Spectacular) and Rhinebeck (Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival). But that’s not the biggest change ... this year’s show is going to be so new, so different, so innovative that it will change the way you look at alpaca shows forever!! Mark your calendars now and keep checking your inbox for more details!! For more information: www.NYAlpacas.com.


February 17-19, 2012: Riverside County Fair National Date Festival, Indio, CA. Contact: Tracy Wallace (909) 792-3711, E-mail: DandT22@aol.com, www.datefest.org.

February 25-26, 2012: San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, Contact: Diana Collins (325) 486-8195, dcollins1017@suddenlink.net. In memory of “Helen Feick”.

March 15-18, 2012: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Contact: Danette McCleary (281) 731-4437, hdmccleary@sbcglobal.net, www.hlsr.com.

March 21-25, 2012: International Camelid Health Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

March 24-25, 2012: Texas Classic Llama Show, Conroe, TX. Contact: Ruby Herron / Robin Turell, (281) 351-1820, (713) 249-8523, email: figranch@flash.net.

March 31, 2012: Wilson County 4H Youth Llama Show, Lavernia, TX. Contact: Susan Leslie (830) 401- 0819.

April 13-15, 2012: Spring Celebration Llama Sale, Heritage Place, Oklahoma City, OK. A National level dual llama show on Friday, the preview and consignment llama auction on Saturday and the World Furturity llama show on Sunday. A party on Friday night at the Embassy Suites. Contact email: celebrationsale@charter.net, www.celebrationsalellc.com.

April 28-29, 2012: (NEW DATES) Texas Classic Llama Show, Conroe, TX. Grooming is Optional. Come to one of the largest llama shows with the emphasis on having fun with your llama. Superintendents: Ruby Herron (713) 249-8523, Robin Turell (713) 249-3893, www.FigmentRanch.com, e-mail: figranch@flash.net.

April 28-29, 2012: Cascade Llama Sale VI, Hillsboro, OR. New venue, Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information: www.everythingllama.com.

May 12-13, 2012: Llama Magic, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. A free, family-oriented event, Llama Magic will spotlight llamas, alpacas and their fabulous fiber. Animals will be offered for sale, as well as fiber in all forms - raw fleeces, batts, roving, fine yarn, rug yarn and felting kits. A llama cart driving clinic will be offered. A youth llama/alpaca show is also scheduled. Check out the Llama Magic website for updates on classes and activities at www.llamamagic.com or contact bsfugina@pressenter.com for more information.

June 30-July 1, 2012: 2012 Jingle Bells Extravaganza,Thurston County Fairgrounds, Olympia, WA. The show will continue with the Christmas theme and have many fun and creative ideas including a decorating contest for ranches, door prizes, and table auctions to help get the FUN back into showing!! Please direct any questions to our Show Superintendent, Donna Clark at llamas@turbonet.com.

Horses, Miniature Horses & Shetlands

February 12, 2012: Just For Miniatures, Triple J Arena, Sarasota, FL. Contact: Dixi Cohea, (636) 290-6258, www.jfmshows-sales.com. AMHA, AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR.

February 19, 2012: Florida State Fair, Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL. Contact: Marilyn Gilchrist, (352) 433-1400, www.floridastatefair.com, AMHA, AMHR.

February 23-26, 2012: Horse World Expo, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA. For information visit: www.horseworldexpo.com,email: info@horseworldexpo.com, (301) 916-0852.

February 24, 2012: NZAMHC International AMHA Show, Egmont A & P Showgrounds, Hawera, NZ. Contact: Cara Murtagh (06) 7645144. AMHA.

March 2, 2012: The Rainbow Royal Horse Show, LA Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA. For more information visit: www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

March 17-18, 2012: GHMHC Blue Bonnet Classic, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX. Contact: Ruby Priore (918) 367-5035, www.ghmhc.com. AMHA.

March 24-25, 2012: Arizona Touch of Class Miniature Horse Show, Westworld of Scottsdale, AZ. Arizona's Biggest Show of the Smallest Horses Contact: Gaye Velasco (602) 326-7230. www.AZminis-MHAA.com.

March 24-25, 2012: SWMHC Spring MHS, Somervell County Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Contact: Nancy Braesicke (903) 498-8755. www.southwestmini.org, AMHA.

April 7, 2012: AMHA Feature Classes, Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Sydney, Australia. Contact: Barb Voysey - 61418821100, www.mhaa.com.au.

April 13, 2012: The Spring Feathered Horse Classic, Calsonic Arena, Shelbyville, TN. For more information visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

April 14, 2012: The UK AMHA Miniature Horse Show, Olney Equestrian Centre, Rugby, Warks England. Contact: Joan Baker - 01723870517, www.mhcgb.net.

April 14-15, 2012: East Coast Spring Fling, Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agri-Center, Williamston, NC. Contact: Laura Mullen (919) 499-4777. www.winecountryhorseshows.com. AMHA, AMHR.

April 20-22, 2012: Red River ShootOut, Show 1 & Show 2, Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, OK. Contact: Ruby Priore (918) 367-5035, www.omhci.org (Show 1), www.southwestmini.org (Show 2). AMHA.

April 27, 2012: The First Annual GSHA Horse Auction, Howe, IN. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

April 27-29, 2012: Festival of Minis, Brazos County Expo Complex, Bryan, TX. Contact: Tracey Slagle, (308) 624-0212, www.ctmhc.com. AMHA, AMHR.

April 27-29, 2012: Tennessee Miniature Horse Celebration, Calsonic Arena, Shelbyville, TN. Contact: Dixi Cohea (636) 290-6258, AMHA, AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR.

May 4, 2012: The Red River Classic, Oklahoma City, OK. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

May 5-6, 2012: Heartland Classic, Kansas Pavillions, Wichita, KS. Contact: Laura Mullen (919) 499-4777, www.hearlandmhc.com. AMHA.

May 5-6, 2012: Just for Miniatures, May Show. Triple J Arena, Sarasota, FL. Contact: Dixi Cohea, (636) 290-6258, www.jfmshows-sales.com. AMHA, AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR.

May 6, 2012: LEMHC Spring Fiesta MHS, New Mexico Expo, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Gaye Velasco, (602) 326-7230, AMHA.

May 12-13, 2012: Biggest Little Show in the West, Reno Livestock Events Center, Reno, NV. Contact: Laura Mullen, (919) 499-4777. www.winecountryhorseshows.com. AMHA.

May 12-13, 2012: GHMHC Galaxy MHS, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX. Contact: Nancy Braesicke, (903) 498-8755. www.ghmhc.com. AMHA.

May 19-20, 2012: OMHCI Stillwater Stampede, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Contact: Ruby Priore, (918) 367-5035. www.omhci.org. AMHA.

May 20, 2012: NEMHS Summer Kickoff, Camp Marshall, Spencer, MA. Contact: Missy Tansey, (207) 657-8168, www.nemhs.org. AMHA.

May 20, 2012: South Dakota Spring Extravaganza, Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Jeanne Bragagnini, (269) 979-3392, e-mail: bmjbrag01@yahoo.com. AMHA, AMHR.

May 20, 2012: Southern Miniature Classic, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, LA. Contact: David Wright, (620) 474-1551. AMHA.

May 26-27, 2012: Celebration of Champions, Roberts Arena, Wilmington, OH. Contact: Laura Mullen, (919) 499-4777, www.winecountryhorseshows.com. AMHA, AMHR, ASPR.

May 26-27, 2012: The Main Event, Henderson County Expo, Athens, TX. Contact: Nancy Braesicke, (903) 498-8755, www.southwestmini.org. AMHA, AMHR.

May 26-28, 2012: Emerald Valley Classic, Oregon Horse Center, Eugene, OR. Contact: Rinda Pullen, (425) 334-4664. AMHA.

May 27, 2012: Start of Summer Invitational MHS, Winning Ways Stable, Dover, NH. Contact: David Goble, (508) 277-3561, www.northeastminis.org, AMHA.

June 1, 2012: The NE Feathered Horse Classic, location TBD. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

June 2-3, 2012: The Silver Jubilee, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. Contact: Laura Mullen, (919) 499-4777, www.winecountryhorseshows.com, AMHA.

June 8, 2012: The Surf and Sun Horse Show, Delmar Horse Park, Delmar, CA. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

July 12, 2012: The Blue Ridge Feathered Horse Show, Asheville, NC. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

July 25, 2012: The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

August 10, 2012: The Delmar Regionals, LA Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

August 15, 2012: The Missouri State Fair (Tentative), Sedalia, MO. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

August 18, 2012: The Buckeye Gold Cup, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

September 14, 2012: The Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, OK. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

September 27 - October 6, 2012: 2012 AMHA World Championship Show, Show Manager: Laura Mullen, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Ft. Worth, TX. Contact: AMHA National Office (817) 783-5600.

October 9, 2012: The Fall Feathered Classic, Perry, GA. For more information: visit www.gypsyshowhorse.com.

Miniature Donkey, Mule & Standard Donkey

March 22-25, 2012: Northwest Horse Fair & Expo, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, OR. Action-packed equine entertainment and top notch clinicians for equine enthusiasts! Featuring: the All Breed Challenge, Clinics with World-Class Trainers, Giant Trade Show, Breed Demos and more! For more information: www.equinepromotions.net or (765) 655-2107.

June 15-17, 2012: 2012 NMDA National Show, Wine Country Miniature Donkey Classic, (NMDA approved) Lyttle Cow Palace, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA. www.wcmdc.net, e-mail: wcmdc@live.com. Contact: Cathline Oliveira (209) 815-2596 or Michelle Pimentel, (209) 612-9255.

Cattle, Bison, Yaks

April 20-22, 2012: The Minnesota Buffalo Association’s 19th Annual Educational Conference will be held at the Prairie Edge Casino Resort located in Granite Falls, MN. John and Jeanne Bowron, Prairie Heights Bison in Luverne, MN will be our hosts for the event. Our hosts will be focusing speaker selection on herd health topics. For more information email: info@mnbison.org, or call (507) 454-2828.

Elk, Deer, Wildlife

Februay 3-5, 2012: Wisconsin Commercial Deer and Elk Farmers Association Annual Convention, Plaza Hotel, Wausau, WI. (608) 799-1794.

March 8-10, 2012: Reindeer Owner’s & Breeders, 20th Anniversary. Don’t Miss This Special Event!! For more information: www.reindeer.ws/events.htm.

March 9-10, 2012: Exotic Wildlife Association Annual Membership Meeting, YO Ranch Resort, Kerrville, TX. (830) 367-7761.

March 13-15, 2012: North American Deer Farmers Association, Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, TX. (651) 345-5600.

March 14-16, 2012: Cervid Livestock Foundation 2012 Conference Events, Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, TX. (830) 928-3143.

March 31, 2012: NAEBA’s March Mingle/Kansas Cervid Breeders Association Meeting, Double Tree Hotel, Overland Park, KS. (402) 756-3355.

April 28, 2012: Indiana Deer and Elk Breeders Association Annual Meeting, (260) 444-6400.

August 2-4, 2012: NAEBA’s 22nd Annual Convention and International Antler Competition, Northlands Inn, Minneapolis, MN. (402) 756-3355.


May 26-27, 2012: 2nd Annual South-American Camelids Conference for Veterinarians, Owners, Breeders & Animal Professionals. This conference is intended for llama and alpaca owners, breeders, veterinarians and other animal professionals. The conference will gather experts in the field of reproduction, nutrition, infections and internal medicine. Our guest speaker this year is Dr. Marcelo H. Ratto. Dr. Ratto received his Veterinary degree from the Univerisidad de La Plata, Argentina in 1986 and was appointed to a facility position at the same university. he obtained a scholarship in Reproductive Biology at the Universidad Austral de Chile where he received his Master’s degree and later on he was appointed to a faculty position in the Department of Animal Reproduction. He joined the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Universidad Catolica de Temuco in 1994. At the University of Saskatchewan he received a PhD in Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology in 2005 and did postdoctroal training in Reproductive Biology in 2007. Dr. Ratto teaches Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology. He has broad interests in basic and applied aspects of reproductive science and medicine. Technical applications resulting from his work include ovarian synchronization and superstimulation, oocyte collection, in vitro embryo production and transfer in cattle and camelids, ultrasonography, and computer-assisted image analysis. His current research focuses on ovulation-inducing factors in seminal plasma, factors influencing oocyte competence in cattle and South American Camelids. Dr. Ratto is a recent recipient of the Scopus award from Elsevier’s Editorial for Distinguished Researcher outcomes. To register or for more information contact Office of Veterinary Continuing Education, College Station, TX. (979) 845-9102, www.vetmed.tamu.edu/ce.

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