Peter Kennedy

image001.jpgPeter successfully attended the International Alpaca Judging School (IAJS) in the Peruvian altiplano in 2004 and subsequently certified as a judge in the following jurisdictions; Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He has since qualified as a senior judge in Australia for the AAA (Australian Alpaca Association) judge and in New Zealand for AANZ (Alpaca Association of New Zealand). He is also qualified in the USA for AOA (Alpaca Owners Association), where he is also certified as a Judge Trainer.

Peter has designed and presented training clinics for judges in New Zealand and Australia. He has presented training clinics for breeders in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Germany.

Since qualifying as a judge, Peter has judged shows internationally in Canada, New Zealand, and the USA and throughout Australia. Highlights have been judging the National shows in Australia, New Zealand and the USA as well as the American Futurity. In 2014 Peter will be judging shows in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and England.Peter is a member of the Showing and Judging sub committee in New Zealand, and the Judges Advisory Committee in the USA. He has also been a member of the Showing and Judging Committee in Australia!

Peter and his partner established Canchones Alpacas in 1998 . Starting on ten acres with two females, the herd has grown to some 400 black alpacas (250 huacaya and 150 suri). In 2003, the alpaca stud was relocated to a 400 acre property in Taggerty, North East Victoria, Australia. In 2004, Peter spent three months in Peru selecting black alpacas to be added to the Canchones breeding program. !

Peter has been a full time alpaca breeder since 2003. He manages the breeding program of the Canchones herd, on a daily basis, using the latest techniques including ET (Embryo Transfer).