The next (9th) Alpaca Turning Point
Seminar will be held Saturday November 23rd at the 2013 VAOBA
Expo from 1 PM to 5:15 PM (with a special appearance at 3 PM
by Mr Pinot Grigio and Ms Pinot Noir!)
Plus presentations on
Alpaca Claims Race™ & Purse
via Video Conferencing will be held...
November 6th at 3 PM
November 7th at 2 PM
November 11th at 11 AM
November 13 at 11 AM
are Eastern Standard).
IT IS IMPORTANT
to assess your business on a yearly basis. However, at some
point in the life of any business plan, there comes a time when
a total reevaluation may be necessary. Maybe this is due to a
change in the industry or a change in your own goals. Whatever
the case, a turning point will define a new direction, new
challenges, and new aspirations.
OUR TURNING POINT
came after we realized that the increasing national herd size was
leading to an increasing number of average alpacas and a burgeoning
supply. Without a corresponding increase in demand for average alpacas,
“law of supply and demand" states that prices must fall. Doing what
everyone else is doing would lead us to devalued alpacas and,
ultimately, failure of our farm.
It isn't that we didn't try
to make improvements along the way. In fact, like many farms, we spent
thousands of dollars on outside breedings, but this actually made our
situation worse! We set ourselves back by believing that purchasing
average quality females and breeding them to top sires would make higher
valued offspring and lead us to success. Since everyone else was doing
the same thing, then our crop of crias was simply on par, and we were
still producing average (albeit “new average”) quality alpaca.
WHAT WE HAD TO REALIZE
is we must start on a radically different course from the mainstream in
order to pull ahead and achieve our goal of making this a long term,
profitable and enjoyable business venture. The course we set was
challenging, but not impossible, and required additional
investment—but this time we were realizing a return! but this time we
were realizing a return! Above all, we renewed our enthusiasm about
alpacas, where we would take our breeding program, and—even more—where they would take us in the future.
HOW WE MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS
knowledge we intend to share with you as a participant of The Alpaca
Turning Point Seminar. We promise to be critically direct, hold no
“secrets,” and do everything we can to help you assess where you are and
what changes need to be made to share in the fun and financials which
await you in your renewed alpaca business. The unique handouts you’ll
receive have been created to help continue your pursuit of the new goals
you’ll have after attending The Alpaca Turning Point Seminar.
CALL NOW TO RESERVE A SEAT
as we anticipate a full house. Bring your questions, fleece, ARI
certificates, and anything else you might want to share with the
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dates, Locations &
The ninth presentation (Feb - Nov 2013) of
this extremely popular and well attended seminar will be held:
November 23th, 2013
2013 VAOBA Alpaca Expo
Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond VA.
600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222.
am - 5:15 pm
Contact / Register:
VAOBA Alpaca Expo
2013 VAOBA Alpaca Expo