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LOCATION: El Ranchito de las Llamas y Alpacas is conveniently located just over two hours north of Los Angeles. El Ranchito sits adjacent to Route 154, the main traffic artery through the Santa Ynez Valley, and just 25 minutes from Highway 101.  Click map below for directions.

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Tickets: $150 per person


Friday, April 4:
10:00 a.m. RANCH OPEN
12:00 p.m. Welcome - Introductions - Ranch History    Joan Speirs
12:30 p.m. "Keeping them Healthy Nutrition and Immunization" David Jensen  D.M.V.
  1:30 p.m. Layout of ranch for optimum health & herd management "Do it Yourself" creep feeders, catch pens feeders
  3:00 p.m. Demonstrations: breeding, shearing, toenail clipping Ranch Staff
  5:00 p.m. Wine Tasting and hors d'oeuvres in the pastures
Saturday, April 5:
  8:00 a.m. RANCH OPEN continental breakfast and registration
  9:00 a.m. Welcome - Introductions Joan Speirs
  9:30 a.m. "Getting Started" Kenny Hibbits
11:00 a.m. Breed Standard Mike Safley
12:30 p.m. Lunch
  1:30 p.m. Alpaca Selection
Basic anatomy. How the animal is put together
Terminology, points of the alpaca:  Movement, locomotion Identifying positive and negative traits
Mike Safley
  4:00 p.m. Benefit of Male Production Victoria Hibbits
  5:30 p.m. Dinner Barbecue Santa Ynez style
Sunday, April 6:
  8:00 a.m. RANCH OPEN continental breakfast
  9:00 a.m. Marketing Kenny Hibbits
10:00 a.m. Market Panel Victoria, Mike, Kenny & Joan
11:00 a.m. "What Do You Really Do With Your Fiber"  Coops, Processing, End Products Promotions Pat Peddicord
12:00 p.m. Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: 45 Minute sessions

Before You Bring Them Home

Fiber Q. and A.

Meet the Veterinarian

Up Close and Personal: Putting Your Hands On the Alpacas 
Joan Speirs

Kenny Hibbits

Pat Peddicord

Carl Zaboly D.V.M.


Tickets: $150 per person

Treaty Sale is comprised of alpacas from both herds.


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Alpacas By The Sea
P. O. Box 371628
1162 Tamarind St.
Montara, CA 94037
(650) 728-LUCK / (866) 728-LUCK
Fax: (650) 515-3000
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