16
Apr
2018

Reminder to all members that show results can be accessed via e alpaca, once you have logged on.

Converners wishing to have the show results loaded on this website need to email the results, in PDF version, to the Regional IT Coordinator - Abby Gold via: abby@goldviewalpacas.com.au 

16
Apr
2018

Carousel of Colour, NSW's premium colour alpaca show, is being held once again at the Goulburn Show Grounds - 26th - 27th May 2018.

Showcasing a stunning range of alpacas from across Australia, with many competitors travelling from SA, VIC and NSW.

Entries are now open!! Closing 7th May 2018. Schedule here. 

8
Mar
2018

AAA Regional NSW Meeting

The next Australian Alpaca Association, Regional NSW meeting will be held on Saturday, 24 March 2018.

Morning tea will start at 10:30am, with the meeting to commence at 11:00am, at the Windsor RSL (36 Argyle Street, South Windsor NSW).

If any members wishing to put forward an agenda item, please forward them to Jennie at rjmenzies@activ8.net.au

We would like members to feel free to purchase lunch afterwards and catch up with friends before their journey home.

The meeting agenda can be found HERE

3
Mar
2018

Request for Magazine Content

Do you have an article to submit for the next NSW Region Magazine, a funny or delightful alpaca or farm photo or do you have a stud male that you would like to advertise?

The next magazine is coming out soon so if you have anything that you would like add please contact our wonderful editor, Erin, via email: alpacachateditors@gmail.com

24
Jan
2018

CALLING ALL AG-PRENEURS

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The only requirements are that you be Australian citizens, that you are a group of at least two people (no family groupings, please) and that at least two of you are a farmer under the ATO guidelines.


Go to www.farmingtogether.com.au, click the green button and fill in the super-easy form.  You’ll get a phone consultation to sort out what services you need and then you’re on your way! (And did we mention that it's free?)

15
Jan
2018

e-News - new communication format

The NSW Region is now using a fresh new way to communicate with members. The first e-News was sent out this morning via a mail gate program.

Members will now receive emails from the region via this account and will appear in the format in the image. Future emails will be sent from the President, VP and Secretary, whose email addresses will appear following the NSW Members section of this email account.  

Please check your SPAM folders to make sure they are not being rejected by your computer. And also ensure your contact details are correct via e-Alpaca because the NSW Region uses the details in e-Alpaca to update the new mail gate system.

 

15
Jan
2018

Creating a New Alpaca Related Business?

Starting your own business can be an exciting but daunting time. To make sure you get off on the right foot, it’s important to plan properly and find out what’s involved.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, which is part of Business.gov.au have some really great information that will help you make business planning decisions.

Below is a section from their website for your consideration and use. More information can be found on their website.

Start the Planning

Things you should consider when starting your business include:

Starting your business checklist can guide you step by step through the process. 

You can also find specific information available for:

Planning for your business

Planning is very important when setting up your business. Having plans in place will allow you to:

  • set goals
  • track your progress
  • sell your business idea to others (e.g. potential investors)
  • know what to do when things don’t go to plan.

Find out more on how to develop your business plan.

To help you get started, check out the templates and tools, including:

Find more in the Templates and tools section.

11
Jan
2018

Safework Australia - support for small businesses

According to Safework Australia small businesses account for more than 95% of all Australian businesses and are responsible for the health and safety of approximately 4.8 million workers. These figures include alpaca farms that are run as businesses.

Small businesses have less than 20 workers and will often be single director companies and family businesses. Leaders of these businesses are likely to be part of the day-to-day work and workplace.

Small businesses have health and safety obligations to not only their workers but to their visitors. Farms have more hazards and risks than usual workplaces so it is very important as farm owners to understand and manage those risks.

The Safework Australia site has some great support material to help guide you through your health and safety obligations.

Link here.