The Australian Alpaca Sales Centre, at Jerrawa, held its first combined alpaca auction recently.
The combined auction consisted of three established Southern New South Wales alpaca studs; Alpha Centauri Alpacas/Elitealpaca from Jerrawa, Lillyfield Alpacas from Yass and Accapacca Alpacas from Goulburn.
The auction had 66 lots of maiden and pregnant females, some with cria at foot and certified and potential stud males including many show winning quality stock. The highest price paid was $11,000 for a maiden female from the Elitealpaca Stud.
The Australian Alpaca Sales Centre was established after identifying a need for alpaca breeders to have an outlet to sell their alpacas via auction. The Australian Alpaca Sales Centre has also established an online auction facility so that breeders can list their animals for sale online without the need to wait for the next 'on farm' auction.
The Australian Alpaca Sales Centre is also at the forefront of the Premium Alpaca initiative for NSW.
To learn more about future auctions, training programs and other initiatives, visit the Australian Alpaca Sales Centre website at www.austalpacasalescentre.com.au or call Bronwyn Munn on 0408 410 280.