The AABA Committee introduced a new even more affordable level of AABA Membership - Associate Membership!
Associate Membership is only $35 per year (plus a once off $20 joining fee for new members).
Associate Membership includes:
* Online access to the Australasian Alpaca Registry (AAR) to view pedigrees, find siblings and offspring, etc
* Transfer AAR registered alpacas
* Access to Member Only Info including emails and newsletters
* Online access to AABA documents
* Membership for 1 person
The new website for the AAR launched on 1st July, 2017, together with a simplified fee structure.
Alpacas can now be registered for $5 per alpaca for a digital pedigree certificate and $10 per alpaca for a printed pedigree certificate. Wethers can be registered for FREE!
The Australasian Alpaca Register (AAR) has been overhauled and the new system is launching 1st July 2017!
Some of the features include:
* New pedigree registration certificate
* Online submission for registrations and transfers
* View Pedigrees Online
* Digital certificates available via email in addition to printed certificates
The AABA Committee recently reviewed the Fees & Charges Regulation and have reduced the fees for:
* New members initial joining fee
* Newsletter Advertising
* Website Banner Advertising
* 2 & 3 year membership renewals
AABA now has a Refer A New Member Program! Our way of saying thanks for referring new members to AABA and rewarding our members for their wonderful support!
The revamped AABA Online is now, well, online! New members can apply directly online, current members can renew their memberships online, and alpaca registrations and transfers can be ordered online.
Australasian Alpaca Registry (AAR) Fees
The fee structure for the AAR has recently been simplified.
New members can register or transfer alpacas on the AAR for only $5 per animal during their first 12 months of membership!
Existing members only pay $5 each for wethers and $10 each for females and entire males for registrations or transfers. Or take advantage of the new bulk discount – only $5 per animal when registering or transferring more than 10 animals in the one transaction!
SAC Declaration and Waybill
AABA have just been alerted by Animal Health Australia to a new document available to the public for use in the transaction/sales of alpacas and llamas involving the transport of these species between properties.
Although the use of the declaration is, at this point, voluntary, AABA encourages its members to use this document during any transaction of their alpacas. AABA participated in the development of this document and is very pleased to see it in this format. AABA argued against the parties seeking the introduction of a system requiring the mandatory use of an Electronic Identification Device in all alpacas and the purchase of a database to record the necessary data attendant to such a system.
The SAC Declaration is now available on the Farm Biosecurity website along with the cattle, sheep and goat health statements:
And also on the alpacas webpage: