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2013

22 Dec 2013 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

21 Dec 2013 - Alpha Centauri Alpacas now on Facebook

We are now on Facebook.  Visit us by clicking on the Facebook icon on our Home page.

Nov 2013 - Elysion Jupiter now available for LIMITED MATINGS only

We have decided to now limit the amount of outside matings available to Elysion Jupiter as he has a very full commitment to our own herd.  We have a number of Jupiter sired progeny coming through and females currently mated to him available for sale.  Alpha Centauri Kommissar (Sired by Elysion Jupiter) whom was certified earlier this year & Alpha Centauri Comanchee (Sired by Woodland Chase Milagro) whom was certified late 2012 are also available for LIMITED MATINGS only.  Just give us a call or send an email to enquire on what is available for sale or available matings. 

26 Oct 2013 - Bendigo Ag Show

Since Andrew's acceptance into the AAA Apprentice Judging arena he has been fortunate enough to be the Apprentice Halter & Fleece Judge with Bill Robbins at Strathalbyn Show, Apprentice Fleece Judge with Lyn Dickson at The Charles Ledger Show and Apprentice Halter & Fleece Judge with Peter Kennedy at the recent Bendigo Show.  Bronwyn also had the opportunity of being on the microphone and announcing classes.  The Bendigo Show was a fantastic country show, very well run with friendly folk.  Congratulations to Malakai Alpacas for being awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya as pictured below.

Oct 2013 - Shearing completed for another year

Shearing is all over for another year!  It all went very smoothly with no dramas.  We were glad to see some very nice fleeces shorn off this year!

9-13 Oct 2013 - AAA Ltd National Show & Sale at Bendigo

This was our most successful National Show to date and we had a most enjoyable time! There were around 600 alpacas entered in the Show. Angela Preuss & Kylie Martin were the Halter Judges while Karen Caldwell was the Fleece Judge for the event.  The Elysion Jupiter sired progeny did well during the event with Elitealpaca Jesmyn awarded a 2nd in her class and Reserve Champion Intermediate Female.  Another of Jupiter's progeny Alpha Centauri Ice Cutter was awarded a 1st in his class of Junior Light Fawn Males while Elitealpaca Jalana was awarded a Highly Commended in her highly competitive class of Senior Females.  Alpha Centauri Comanchee was awarded a 1st in his halter class and a 1st & Reserve Champion in his fleece class.  A fantastic result for Comanchee who was certified last year and we are eagerly awaiting his cria in the future.  Elysion Jupiter was awarded a 2nd in the Mature Male halter class with a 2nd & Reserve Champion in his fleece class.  He was also awarded a 4th in the Sires Progeny (Jesmyn, Ketchikan & Ice Cutter). Jupiter has now retired from the show ring and will now hand over the baton to his progeny whom we are sure will do him proud.  See our Show Results page for our full results. 

  

Photos of Alpha Centauri Ice Cutter fleece, Alpha Centauri Comanchee fleece & Elitealpaca Jesmyn (Reserve Champion Intermediate Female) at the 2013 AAA Ltd National Show & Sale.

14 & 15 Sep 2013 - The Charles Ledger Show at Moss Vale

We had a fantastic weekend at the very competitive Charles Ledger Show.  Natasha Clarke & Shane Carey were the Halter Judges for the event.  Lyn Dickson Judged the fleeces accompanied by Andrew Munn as the Apprentice Judge.  Studs travelled from across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia with around 370 alpacas entered in the Show.  Our main stud male Elysion Jupiter was awarded 1st & 3rd for the Sires Progeny while two of his progeny Alpha Centauri Kommissar was awarded Champion Senior Male & Elitealpaca Jesmyn was awarded Reserve Champion Junior Female.  Thank you for a wonderful show and a great weekend!

20 Jul 2013 - Mid North Coast Alpaca Show at Kempsey

It was a long drive to get there and back but it was well worth the effort!  Nerida Aldred was the Judge for the day, it was a well organised show with a friendly atmosphere. Elitealpaca Jalana was awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya on the day.  We were also fortunate enough to be awarded 4 Championships (3 sired by Jupiter) & 5 Reserve Championships (3 sired by Jupiter and Jupiter himself!).  Elysion Jupiter was also awarded a 1st & 2nd in the Sires Progeny.  Congratulations to Misty Morn Alpacas for Alpha Centauri Peregrine being awarded Champion Senior Male.

19 May 2013 - Australian Alpaca Sales Centre Auction

The next Australian Alpaca Sales Centre sale day is Sunday 19th May 2013.  Catalogue link is here.  The next Australian Alpaca Sales Centre sale day is planned for August 2014.

31 Mar - 2 Apr 2013 - Sydney Royal Easter Show

Alpha Centauri Alpacas awarded 'Most Successful Huacaya Exhibitor in Show (Halter & Fleece Classes)' and 'Most Successful Huacaya Fleece Exhibitor' for a third year in a row! The Halter Judges were Karen Caldwell & Rick Hodgson with Angela Preuss as the Fleece Judge.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had our most successful Sydney Royal Show to date.  Elysion Jupiter was awarded Mature Male Champion and 2nd in the Sires Progeny which was made up of Elitealpaca Jentry, Elitealpaca Jesmyn & Alpha Centauri Ketchikan.  Alpha Centauri Comanchee was awarded Champion Huacaya Fleece 30-48 months, Alpha Centauri Suncica awarded Champion Huacaya Fleece 48-60 months and Xanadu Moondance awarded Reserve Champion Huacaya Fleece 60+ months.  Thank you for a wonderful show.

22-24 Feb 2013 - Royal Canberra Show

A very enjoyable Royal Canberra Show this year with around 260 alpacas entered in the show.  Our main stud male Elysion Jupiter was awarded Champion Mature Male and EliteAlpaca Palila (sired by Alpha Centauri Outlaw) awarded Champion Junior Female.

17 Feb 2013 - Gunning Show

A fantastic little country show with about 110 Huacayas entered.  Our team had an awesome day being awarded with 5 Championships, 2 Reserve Championships, Best White & Supreme Championship.  Elysion Jupiter was awarded Best White and his 11th Supreme title while three of his progeny were awarded Champion Junior Male (Kevlar), Champion Adult Female (Dannijaye) and Reserve Champion Adult Male (Kommissar). Congratulations to Bringarum Alpacas for their 1st place in the Black Junior Females with Alpha Centauri Pascala.