August 24-27, 2023


Arrive at Flying Dutchman Alpacas, LLC 65485 Cline Falls Hwy, Bend, OR 97703

8.30 am Arrive – Continental Breakfast- Welcome and Introductions
9.30 -11.00 Alpaca Fiber & Fashion-International – History of alpaca fiber, markets trends and how important alpaca fiber is to the worldwide market. Speaker: Juan Pepper, General Manager, Michell & Co, Peru
11.15 – 12.30 Subject: “Nutrition Research updates” -supporting your alpaca growth, health and optimizing your fiber production. Continuous study for all breeders. Here to answer questions on all your alpaca nutrition and health needs based off of science and detailed study. Speaker: Dr. Jen Parsons, PhD Mazuri Feeds- Lead Nutritionist & Nichole Huntley
12.30 – 1.15 Lunch by Susu Feeds You Mediterranean Catering
1.15 – 2.15 Subject “Shearing, the industry from a shearers perspective”. Opportunities of what to do with your fiber. The “why” within your alpacas. First-hand view from visiting hundreds of farms across the country. Speaker: Pete Hofmann- TopKnot Shearing, Montana
2.30-3.45 –Subject: 30 Years of Field Research for Fiber Improvement Decisions– Speaker: Dr Norm Evans, DVM
4.00 -5.30 Subject: Alpacas from Cradle to Grave– Sustainability worldwide and Quechua Benefit updates- Updating all the amazing things happening – thanks to YOUR support-Vicuna Salvation, Peru updates on water project, carbon, grassland study, community animal health, Casa Chapi. Speakers: Mike Safely & Dale Cantwell
5.30-6.00 Meet & Greet sponsored By QUECHUA BENEFIT
Quechua Benefit Education Fundraiser paddle raise
6.00 – 7.30 Delicious Sit down -Family Style Meal- Catered by Bowtie Catering @ FDA sponsored by MAZURI FEEDS/ WILCO
Sit, relax, have cocktail, wine under the trees, enjoy the alpacas and your alpaca peeps company

Your Hosts…

Crescent Moon Ranch

Scott & Debbie Miller

Physical Address:

7566 N Hwy 97 Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 600 Terrebonne, OR 97760


Flying Dutchman Alpacas

Amanda & Vince VandenBosch


65485 Cline Falls Hwy
Bend, Oregon 97703