The Northeast Alpaca Expo
March 31 - April 3, 2016

Eastern States Exposition Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

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Jude Anderson
(All Male Alpacas)


Biography

Jude Anderson, along with her husband Alan Cousill, has been breeding alpacas since 1991, at Pucara Alpaca Stud, Australia. They also co-own Purrumbete Alpaca Stud, a separate herd of approximately 120 cross bred and pure suri females. Both herds are managed by their partners in Australia. In the US, they are building a herd of quality suris and huacayas at Pucara International, a beautiful 105 acre farm at McMinnville, Oregon.

In 1994 Jude left school teaching to concentrate fully on the breeding and animal care of alpacas at Pucara Alpaca Stud.

An AAA judge since 1998, Jude gained AOA certification in 2002 and senior judge and judge trainer/instructor status in 2005. She also certified at the IAJS school in Peru in 2000. Since 1998 Jude has judged in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

Jude has also conducted seminars and spoken in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, and Germany on topics including breeding, reproduction and alpaca husbandry, alpaca fiber, selection, genetics, and nutrition.

 


Peter Kennedy
(All Female Alpacas)


Biography

Peter and his partner established Canchones Alpacas in 1998. Starting on ten acres with two females, the herd has grown to some 350 black alpacas (250 huacaya and 100 suri). In 2003, the alpaca stud was relocated to a 400 acre property in North East Victoria, Australia.

In 2004, Peter spent three months in Peru selecting black alpacas to be added to the Canchones breeding program. In all thirty huacaya and five suri, were selected by Peter and imported into Australia.

Peter has been a full time alpaca breeder for the last five years. He manages the breeding program of the Canchones herd, on a daily basis, using the latest techniques including ET (Embryo Transfer) and the SRS system.

Peter successfully attended the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in the Peruvian altiplano in 2004. He has also been certified as both an AOBA (Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association) and AAA (Australian Alpaca Association) judge.

Since qualifying as a judge in Australia and the United States, Peter has judged shows throughout Australia, Canada , New Zealand, and the USA.