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Genetics by Design

The Lottery + a quick guide to Sandpoint,Idaho Snowmass Alpacas Lottery 2014

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SNOWMASS LOTTERY SALE CONCEPT

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A SNOWMASS VISION FOR A FAIR AND BALANCED QUALITY SALE OF QUALITY LIVESTOCK

Alpacas selected for the Lottery Sale, both Huacaya and Suri, come from premier proven breeding programs. What does it mean when we say proven?

The genetic lineages of all the alpacas have been tested through time in reproductive health, performance in progeny, as well as top performance at show. Performance is further measured by yearly scientific fiber testing standards and strict breed ideals. The alpacas chosen for sale all have proven genetic lines of lasting fineness, brightness and consistency of quality fleece. The white alpacas are bred for pure lines of the finest, brightest Royal white genetics to be found in the world in both Suri and Huacaya.

All sale alpacas are strong in stature with balanced conformation and the outstanding, classic Snowmass and Pucara look that has taken decades of breeding to perfect. Only slight variations exist in each tier of alpaca being sold. The Snowmass and Pucara herds are quite small in relation to the world herds of commercial alpacas. In our 30 years of breeding, we have developed a highly prepotent breeding pool that limits our ability to use many of our finest genetically related offspring.

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As breeders we all have a value base system for our herds. Certain individuals are standout in all areas. Others have simply proven to outperform. Some hold very important genetic components that are limited in numbers within our herds. Others are those which we have multiples in similar or same genetic lineages (brothers, sisters, etc.) that allow us more flexibility to offer for sale. Then there are those few that have incredibly amazing fleeces and stature – perfect in all ways with some slight variations in color. For example, white alpacas with phenotypic color coming through are removed from our white breeding program but are perfect to add excellence in fleece to color breeding programs. As premier Huacaya and Suri breeders, Snowmass and Pucara guarantee all alpacas offered for sale to be premium quality and representative of the best genetics within their breeding programs. All alpacas sold are guaranteed as sound and healthy both physically and reproductively.


The Lottery Sale Tiers

Supreme:

Heirloom:

Classic:

Vintage:

The premier of the represented lineage in all areas: fleece, stature, genetics, looks and performance. Proven with progeny on the ground and of significant value to our breeding herd. A limited number is available.

Superior in all areas: fleece, stature, genetics, looks and performance. May or may not be proven. A limited number is available.

Excellence in all areas: stature, genetics and looks. Good abundance of genetics within the herd. Have slight variations in color and fleece and have lineages well-established within our herds.

Excellence in all areas: stature, genetics and looks. Some not yet proven in breeding and may have slight variation in color genetics. Possess excellent representation of genetics within our herd.

Open pen viewing and Tier Pricing will be announced with a listing of individual groups Friday evening after the bidding auction. Lottery sale begins Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Sale pens start closing at 12:30 p.m. Snowmass Alpacas Lottery 2014

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How does the lottery sale work?

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., all alpacas will be available for selection.

The design of the sale is to allow everyone an equal opportunity to purchase the alpaca of their choosing for a fair market, fixed price. More than one breeder may want to purchase the same alpaca. Unlike a first-come, first-served race to purchase or competitive bidding that raises the price, a lottery drawing is held; the process is described in detail below.

Each alpaca is identified by an ear tag with a number; an additional hang tag on its collar indicates price via the sale value tiers.

bids represent an agreement to purchase the alpaca bid upon. If only one bid is in the box, the bidder wins the bid and purchases the animal. If more than one bid is in the box, then they go into a lottery bin and the winner is chosen by lottery drawing.

The drawing takes place as the pens are closed. Each pen will close one at a time starting with

histogram information are placed along the sides of the pens. Corresponding tables are set up for each pen with an identifiable box for each alpaca in a particular pen.

the first pen at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014. Once the pen is closed, no more bids may be placed on the alpacas within. As the boxes are opened, the winning bidders are announced. The alpacas that are purchased are removed from the pens; any that are not sold remain in the pen and may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interested in purchasing an alpaca simply write their bid number, farm name and the

This process is carried through all pens until all have been closed.

number of the alpaca on bid cards available at the sale.

Any unsold alpacas are available for sale through Sunday at noon.

Registration certificates with all vital information and lineage along with alpacas’

Then they place their bid cards into the boxes 4

representing alpacas they are interested in purchasing. The lottery works like an auction in that

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Meet Our Consultants Jill MacLeod

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ill MacLeod lives in High River, Alberta, Canada where she has been involved in the alpaca industry since 1991, with the start of her breeding operation, Aztec Alpacas. Jill has served as a past director of the Canadian Alpaca Association, serves on numerous association committees and is currently an active member of the Canadian show committee. She is also an advisor to the Quechua Benefit – a charitable organization focused on assisting people of the Peruvian highlands. She spends much of her time traveling as an alpaca halter and fleece judge and

Kevin O’Leary

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evin O’Leary and his partner Deborah Shields, along with her folks, established RiverView Alpacas of Stark, New Hampshire, in 1997. RiverView is now home to 50 alpacas. Committed to the alpaca industry, Kevin has served on various AOBA committees including the Affiliate, the Nominating and the National Conference Planning. He is currently serving on the Judge Advisory Committee. Kevin is one of the founding members and President of New England Alpaca

holds international training credentials; she is also a senior judge and judge trainer for Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Jill has been fortunate to judge across North America as well as Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Jill has had a lifelong interest in textiles and obtained a Bachelor of Science in textiles in 1987 from the University of Alberta. As a certified camelid fiber classer, she spent a number of years assisting the Canadian fiber cooperative in developing its quality control systems and product development. Tours (NEAT), a nonprofit corporation that organizes the North American Alpaca Show. To date, NEAT has donated more than $250,000 to alpaca research and education. Having successfully completed the AOBA Judge Training Program in 2004, Kevin received certification in halter, fleece and performance judging for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. Kevin is currently judging alpaca shows throughout the country and is involved in speaking, consulting, and in organizing alpaca shows and auctions. He is available at 603-616-6010.

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Welcome to Sandpoint, Idaho

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roclaimed “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today, Sandpoint is often extolled for its idyllic setting along the shores of gorgeous Lake Pend Oreille amidst majestic mountains. But all of that is secondary to Sandpoint’s friendly, genuine, hometown feel. You could say we have good energy. Sandpoint’s four-season scenic beauty is simply unforgettable, and its big-city arts scene, including the Festival at Sandpoint, keeps folks entertained when they’re not enjoying the great outdoors. Then meet up with friends at a downtown hotspot before taking in a performance or cultural film at the Panida Theater ... all in the same day! Take a relaxing driving tour on scenic byways or soak in the views from abundant hiking and biking trails near the lake or up in the mountains. The town’s renowned train funnel thrills railfans, while remnants of colossal Ice Age floods awe geology fans. City Beach, located in the heart of Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille, delights sun worshipers. Plus, birders and wildlife lovers find numerous venues to observe nature in action. 6

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It Just Comes naturally

Wine and beer aficionados have something to cheer about at Sandpoint’s award-winning breweries and winery; plus, an impressive selection of gourmet-fare restaurants make even the most discerning palate rejoice.

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Come back in winter when you can hit the powdery slopes of Schweitzer Mountain Resort, touted as one of “10 Best Mountains You’ve Never Skied” by Ski Magazine and the “Top Ski Town” by Rand McNally. Find your stride in Sandpoint where there’s a pace – and place – for everyone! Trinity at City Beach

SANDPOINT, Idaho, founded 1901

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Getting Here is Easy! Sandpoint is only 90 minutes from Spokane, Washington, and is easily accessible by air, rail or car.

AIR: Sandpoint Airport accommodates private planes. airnav.com/airport/

SZT (208-263-9102). The Spokane International Airport is 86 miles southwest on Interstate 90. For airport shuttle service call SMS Community Shuttle at 877-264-RIDE or 509-534-7171, or White Tail Transportation at 208-448-0848. Air Idaho Charters provides on-demand flights in the Lower 48 states. airidaho charters.com (208-304-0883).

RAIL: Amtrak Empire Builder stops in downtown Sandpoint, with connections west to Seattle and Portland and east to Minneapolis and Chicago. Amtrak.com CAR: At the crossroads of Highways 95, 2 and 200 with easy access from Washington, Montana and Canada. I-90 passes 45 miles south of Sandpoint. Take Highway 95 north from Coeur d’Alene. Rentals are available in Sandpoint: Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, 866-613-9199 or 208-263-2138; Thrifty Car Rental, 800-367-2277 or 208-255-7909; and SilverWing Hertz, 208-263-9102.

Sandpoint’s night sky as seen from across Lake Pend Oreille. Photo by Jesse Hart. Find Jesse Hart Photography on Facebook

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Free Breakfast Kitchenettes Suites/Family Units RV Park/Spaces Pets Fitness Facilities Meeting Space Pricing

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Motels, Hotels and Lodges Best Western Edgewater Resort Best Western Kootenai River Inn & Spa Country Inn & RV Park Days Inn Guesthouse Lodge-Sandpoint Holiday Inn Express & Suites Howard Johnson Ponderay/Sandpoint K2 Inn La Quinta Inn & Suites Lodge at Sandpoint Sandpoint Quality Inn

800.635.2534 208.263.3194  888.875.8259 208.267.8511  208.263.3333 208.263.1222 800.214.8378 208.263.2210 888.465.4329 208.255.4500 800.221.5801 208.263.5383 208.265.5896 800.282.0660 208.263.9581 208.263.2211  866.519.7683 208.263.2111

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26 Harbor View Luxury Home A Day On The Lake Vacation Rentals Archer Vacation Condos Bottle Bay Resort & Marina Dover Bay Waterfront Resort Hill’s Resort Lover’s Getaway, Spiritual Retreat Northridge Vacation Rentals Sandpoint Vacation Rentals Schweitzer Mountain Resort Seasons at Sandpoint Talus Rock Luxury Lodging Twin Cedars Vacation Rentals

888.366.4378 949.887.8814 208.755.4958 877.982.2954 509.382.2954 877.487.4643 208.265.0951 208.263.5493 208.443.2551 208.264.0122 877.667.8409 208.290.6847 866.263.7570 208.263.7570 800.831.8810 208.263.9555 877.265.4420 208.255.1054 208.255.8458 208.920.1910

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homeaway.com/p220593 ADayOnTheLake.com 10kVacationRentals.com/sandpoint BottleBay Resort.com DoverBayIdaho.com HillsResort.com LoversGetaway.vacayhome.com NorthridgeVacationRentals.com SandpointVacations.com Schweitzer.com SeasonsAtSandpoint.com SandpointRetreat.com TwinCedarsSandpoint.com

C abins, Gu est R anc hes and Bed & Breakfasts Cedar Mountain Farm B&B LLC Diamond T Guest Ranch Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast Log Spirit Bed & Breakfast North Idaho Bed & Breakfast Sleep’s Cabins Twin Cedars Vacation Rentals Western Pleasure Guest Ranch / B&B

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208.683.0572 208.266.0490 208.266.0155  208.683.4722 800.335.1232 208.667.1232 866.302.2122 208.255.2122  208.920.1910    888.863.9066 208.263.9066

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CedarMountainFarm.com DiamondTRanch.com HuckleberryTentAndBreakfast.com LogSpirit.com nibba.com SleepsCabins.com TwinCedarsSandpoint.com WesternPleasureRanch.com


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Private RV Parks & Campgrounds

Hwy 95 North/Sandpoint/Naples

Best Western Edgewater Blue Lake RV Resort Bonner County Fairgrounds Twin Cedars Camping

208.263.3194 208.946.3361 208.263.8414 208.920.1910

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Hwy 200 East/Hope/Clark Fork

Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast 208.266.0155

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CountryInn.com Water, toilets, picnic area Convenience store Open year-round, tenters welcome

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Hwy 95 South/Sagle

Country Inn & RV Park Garfield Bay Campground Silverwood RV Park Travel America

208.263.3333 208.255.5681

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1. Best Western Edgewater Resort Traveling through the City of Sandpoint, look for signs pointing toward City Beach, take a right on Bridge Street, and cross Sand Creek. The hotel is on the left, facing Lake Pend Oreille. 800.635.2534

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

From the City of Sandpoint, follow the signs north on U.S. Highway 95 heading out of Sandpoint to Ponderay. The Holiday Inn Express is just past the last traffic light, on the west side of the highway (across from Big R). 888.465.4329

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3. Lod ge at S a n dp o i n t Coming into Sandpoint from the south on U.S. Highway 95, the Lodge at Sandpoint is just south of the Long Bridge before entering Sandpoint, in Sagle on Lake Pend Oreille 208.263.2211

Lodge at Sandpoint

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Sandpoint Bottle Bay Dover Bay Sandpoint Sandpoint Hope Sagle Priest Lake Sandpoint Sandpoint Schweitzer Mountain Sandpoint South of Sandpoint Bonners Ferry Sandpoint

208.265.8545 208.265.0951 208.265.6467 208.263.4005 208.263.0596 208.264.5311 208.265.2000 208.443.2551 208.263.2995 208.255.4351 208.263.9555 208.263.2409 208.683.3400 208.267.8511 208.255.7558

Light Tapas Casual Café and Market Pub and Grill American Steak and Seafood Fine Dining Steak and Seafood Mexican Pub Food with Flair Café Café and Market 15+ places to eat Fine Dining Steak and Seafood

*Due to its proximity to the ranch, see lake map

Kids’ Menu

Bistro Rouge Café (Pend d’Oreille Winery) Bottle Bay Resort (Seasonal) Dish at Dover Bay Café Eichardt’s Pub, Grill & Coffee House Fifth Avenue Restaurant Floating Restaurant Forty-One South & Shoga Sushi Bar Hill’s Resort Jalapeño’s Mexican Restaurant MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Mojo Coyote Café Pack River Store* Silverwood Theme Park Springs Restaurant & Lounge, The Trinity at City Beach

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OT HER d i ning OPTIONS Bangkok Cuisine Thai Restaurant 208.265.4149 Babs’ Pizzeria 208.265.7992 Cedar Street Bistro 208.265.4396 Connie’s Café & Lounge 208.255.2227 Domino’s Pizza 208.263.6600 Elkins Resort 208.443.2432 Ivano’s Ristorante 208.263.0211 Joe’s Philly Cheesesteak & Hoagie 208.263.1444 McDonald’s 208.263.5614 12

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Pend Oreille Pasta & Wine Market 208.263.1352 Spuds Waterfront Grill 208.265.4311 Stacey’s Country Kitchen 208.265.5095 Sweet Lou’s (Seasonal, Hope) 208.264.5999 Sweet Lou’s (Ponderay) 208.263.1381 Tango Café 208.263.9514 The Little Olive Restaurant & Big Tuna Sushi Bar 208.597.7499 The Pita Pit 208.263.8989


SUMMER Fun Event s

K&K Spring Fishing Derby Lost in the ’50s

509.928.9245 208.265.LOST

Amus e me nt Pa r ks / Wate r Pa r k s

Silverwood Theme Park Boulder Beach Water Park 208.683.3400

Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s annual fishing contest April 26-May 4. LPOIC.org Classic car parade and show, concerts May 15-18. Sandpoint.org/lostin50s/ Over 65 rides, slides, shows and attractions. SilverwoodThemePark.com

B oat i ng / L a k e C r u i s e s / Wa kebo a rdi n g / Paddlin g / Ma r in as Action Water Sports A Day On The Lake Bottle Bay Resort and Marina Dover Bay Marina & Resort Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Lodge at Sandpoint Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports

CASINOS

Best Western Kootenai River Inn Casino

Golfing

Mirror Lake Golf Course Priest Lake Golf Course Ranch Club Golf Course Sandpoint Elks Golf Club The Idaho Club

208.255.7100 208.687.1450 208.265.0951 208.263.5493 208.255.5253 208.263.2211 208.263.1535

Lessons and tours. ActionWaterSportsLessons.com Boat, Sea Doo, SUP and personal watercraft rentals. ADayontheLake.com Gas, moorage, kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals. BottleBayResort.com Full-service marina. Kayak and canoe rentals. DoverBayIdaho.com Group and private tours available. LakePendOreilleCruises.com Canoe and kayak rentals. LodgeAtSandpoint.com Boat and other watercraft rentals. SandpointMarineAndMotorsports.com

208.267.9811

3 casino rooms. KootenaiRiverInn.com

208.267.5314 208.443.2525 208.448.1731 208.263.4321 208.265.8600

9-hole course in Bonners Ferry. 18-hole championship course in the woods. PriestLakeGolfCourse.com 9-hole course in Priest River. RanchClubGolfCourse.com 9-hole community golf course, restaurant. SandpointElksGolfCourse.com 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. TheIdahoClub.com

Hikin g / M ou nta i n A c t i v i t i e s / HORSE BAC K RIDING Dover Bay Waterfront Resort Farragut State Park Priest Lake Round Lake State Park Sandpoint Ranger District Schweitzer Mountain Resort Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Scen i c D r i v e s

International Selkirk Loop Pend Oreille National Scenic Byway

Tour s

Action Water Sports Albeni Falls Dam Tour Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Laughing Dog Brewing Pend d’Oreille Winery Sandpoint Seaplane Service WaterLife Discovery Center

208.263.5493 208.683.2425 208.443.2512 208.263.3489 208.263.5111 208.255.3081 208.263.9066

Nine miles of trails through natural preserves. DoverBayIdaho.com More than 40 miles of trails to explore. IdahoParks.org Abundance of trails in the Selkirk Mountains. PriestLake.org Three trails surround 58-acre lake. IdahoParks.org 75 trails on over 270 miles of developed routes. fs.fed.us/ipnf Zip line, chairlifts, hiking, mountain biking and more. Schweitzer.com Trail rides, lessons and more. WesternPleasureRanch.com

888.823.2626 208.267.0822

Scenic drive through Idaho, Washington and Canada. SelkirkLoop.org 33-mile drive through postcard-quality scenery. IdahoByways.gov

208.255.7100 208.437.3133 208.255.5253 208.263.9222 208.265.8545 208.290.3257 208.769.1414

Private tours with chartered captains. ActionWaterSportsLessons.com Guided tours of the powerhouse. nws.usace.army.mil Public and private tours. LakePendOreilleCruises.com Tour award-winning brewery. LaughingDogBrewing.com Tours and tastings of award-winning wines. POWine.com Backcountry flying tours. Sandpoint.com/seaplane Self-guided tour, interpretive trails on the Pend Oreille River Snowmass Alpacas Lottery 2014

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270 Rapid Lightning Road, Sandpoint, Idaho Directions: From Sandpoint, take N. Fifth Avenue/U.S. Highway 2 to Ponderay. Follow it through the bypass traffic light and stay straight to merge onto Idaho State Highway 200. Go 6.1 miles. Turn left onto Colburn Culver Road. Go 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Rapid Lightning Road. Go 0.3 mile, turn right. 208.263.3300

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Official guide to the Snowmass Alpacas Lottery Sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Includes visitor information for those traveling to Sandpoint...

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