University of Tennessee Llama & Alpaca Farm Day 2018

UT Farm Day will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the UT Research/Teaching Farm. This is an opportunity to have a wide variety of procedures done inexpensively by UT vet students under direct supervision of veterinarians.



  • Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m.
  • Place: UT Research/Teaching Farm - see attached map with location marked.
  • Directions:
    • Take the Cherokee Farm exit off of Hwy 129. Southbound on Alcoa Hwy, this is the first exit south of the Buck Karnes Bridge
    • turn right after exiting and go through the tunnel under the highway
    • continue to the T and turn left, go about a quarter mile
    • take the first left and you will see the facility on the left in about a quarter mile.
    • Northbound on Alcoa Highway, the Cherokee Farm exit is the first exit after the UT Hospital exit
    • turn right at the T, go about 0.1 mile
    • take the first left and you will see the facility on the left in about a quarter mile.
  • UT Large Animal Registration: (865) 974-8387
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2017
  • Organizing Veterinarian: Ricardo Videla, DVM, MS, DACVIM


  • -FAMACHA & Body Condition Score
  • - CD&T vaccine
  • - Rabies vaccine
  • - Castration (these animals will need to be fasted)
  • - Fighting teeth trimming
  • - Nail trimming
  • - Pregnancy ultrasound
  • - Fecal egg count
  • - Fecal float
  • - Other: please contact Dr. Videla if you need a procedure that is not listed. He can be paged by the office.


  • Call UT at (865) 974-8387 to register by the March 20 deadline.
  • Let them know if you and any companions also need lunch.

2018 National Ccara Association Gathering

The 2018 NACA meeting will be Hosted at Lanora and Charley Rosenberry's Ranch near Ellensburg, Washington Friday may 4th through Sunday May6th.

Features include:

  • Llama Business today -'beau Bady
  • Genetics - Robert Rutherford
  • Llama Breeding in Peru - Beau Baty

Discussions include:

  • The Llama's Impact on the Environment - Nancy Hester
  • Llama Ban's in Alaska and British Columbia - Beau Baty
  • Question / Answer Session on Packing and Breeding

Activities include

  • Saturday timed llama obstacle race - $100 prize
  • Saturday barbeque
  • Ccara certification screening