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Social Event and Stud Auction 28 Jan ‘17

The Highwayman once again provided tasty food and the venue for our January Social Event.  As our chairman Rob Wales explained, Jo Bridge has had to step down as Shows Representative but Harley Laver has enthusiastically taken up the challenge.  IMG_4087 cropped

Harley got straight to work by signing up volunteers for the Fleece Show.

After the meal we adjourned to a rather chilly conservatory where  Simon Illett from Moat Alpacas took up an improvised gavel to auction off the services of 8 great studs, all standing in our region.  Their owners had all agreed to donate 40% (or in the case of Berryfields and Lopham 100%) of the stud fee to support EAG.

stud auction croppedThe auction raised £906 which will go towards the reserves for a future halter show.

 

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Alpaca Talk on 1st October 2016

Rob and Anne Wales provided the venue for our October Alpaca Talk in Suffolk.  With numbers limited to 25, it was a sell out event.  The day began with a panel session on alpaca husbandry which was opened by Pauline and David talking about their experiences of birthing.  A key message was that most births are problem free, so watch from a distance using binoculars. Continue reading “Alpaca Talk on 1st October 2016”

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AGM & Social Event – 1st July 2016

AGMTwenty-five people attended EAG’s first AGM which was held at the Highwayman, near Ipswich, on Friday 1st July and was followed by a meal with a raffle.

Rob Wales (chairman) reviewed our first year and David Cooper (Treasurer) presented the accounts; Continue reading “AGM & Social Event – 1st July 2016”