Here at Sugarloaf Alpaca Company we believe that the best tool in the shed is knowledge. It will make your alpaca business safer, easier and much more profitable. We started our alpaca operation after attending a three-day seminar at Mike Safely’s North West Alpacas in Oregon. We also continue to attend seminars and hands-on training on a range of alpaca topics including fiber, medical, health, breeding and genetics. By attending seminars at shows, auctions and those conducted by specific farms and breeders you can learn from the best.
It is also important to pair your learning in these semi-formal settings with a local mentor who will be available to answer your everyday questions and assist you through those ‘firsts’ that eventually come to all livestock breeders. We pride ourselves in mentoring those new to alpacas. Nancy’s University of Maryland animal science degree coupled with our combined decade of experience breeding and caring for alpacas give us much to share. Still, we don’t know it all and won’t pretend to. That’s why we will, from time to time, bring in the very best to present seminars. Listed below are seminars and training opportunities we can offer. If you arrived at this page from a link on our calendar then we have a specific date for the seminar. If you don’t see a date that works for you then drop us an email or call and we’ll see if we have one in the works or can schedule one around your availability.