PROGRAMME OF TRAINING COURSES IN PACOMARCA

Duration : 3 days

Modality: Theory and Practice 


Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 am         Introduction to the general Pacomarca programme

9:30 – 10:30 am      Alpaca herd management plan

 - Definition of objectives and targets

 - Definition of herd size

 - Definition of operating system and tools

 

10:30 – 11:00 am    Refreshments

11:00 -  1:00 pm      Genetic improvement

 - Integral genetic improvement programme

 - Systems of selection

 - Quantitative genetics

 - Selection methods : BLUP, EPD: genetic appraisal

 - Embryo transfer

 

1:00 – 2:30 pm        Lunch

2:30 – 6:00 pm Controlled crossings:

-Planning of crossings

-Selection of males

-Selection of females

-Use of infrastructure

- Recording dat

-Use of the ecograph

-Detection of alternative pregnancy

6:00 pm         Dinner -  Rest


Day 2 

7:00 – 8:00 am         Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am         Alpaca production:

-General aspects

-Feeding

-Alpaca calendar

-Planning of activities

9:00 – 10:00 am      Infrastructure  and fitting out:

-General planning

-Setting priorities

-Design

-Implementation

10:00 – 10:30 am    Refreshments

10:30 – 1:00 pm      Giving birth:

- Planning the birth

- Areas for giving birth

- Supporting personnel

- Basic first aid kit

- Essential care for the baby animals

- Vaccinations and medication

1:00 – 2:30 pm        Lunch

2:30 – 6:00 pm ''Inca Shearing'' system for shearing and rolling the fleece

-Selection of animals

-Preparation of animals

-Sampling

-Fibre length control

-The “Inca Shearing” system

-Weighing and data control

-Rounding

-Fleece-rolling

6:00 pm         Dinner - Rest 


Day 3 

7:00 – 8:00 am         Breakfast

8:00 - 12:00 am       Management of pasture and forage

-Natural pastures

- Cultivated grass

-Complementary feeding systems

- Silage

- Baling

12:00 – 2:30 pm      Lunch

2:00 – 4:00 pm Health management:

- Health management plan

- Calendar of activities

- Identifying common problems

- Vaccinations, medication and supplements

- Disinfection and precautionary measures

- Quarantine and emergency procedures

- Prevention


Cost : 350 Peruvian New Soles per person

Minimum group: 12 people

Maximum group: 20 people

Includes:

-Two nights' lodging

-Three days' board

Does not include:     

-Transport to and from Pacomarca.