Mag. Robin Näsemann

  • Born in Wuppertal, Germany in 1985
  • A-levels in England in 2004
  • Studied business administration in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Economics and Communication
  • Began alpaca breeding in 2003
  • Breeding suitability screener for the AZVD (Alpaca Breeders Association of Germany) since 2006
  • Honorary member of the AZVD board from 2007-2009
  • 2010-2013 training as AOBA Alpaca Show Judge
  • Over 20 shows in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany


Dr. Rito Huayta

  • Veterinary doctor and zootechnist
  • Specialist in domestic South American Camelids,
  • Specialist in embryo transfer in alpacas.
  • Master in Andean Livestock.

He was a Worker in Rural Alianza, Pacomarca, now in Quechua benefit, and a private consultant in genetic improvement in South American camelids and embryo transfer.

  • Judge of alpacas in the National and International,
  • Professor in the training course of judges of alpacas in Peru,
  • Judge of alpacas in Royal Melbourne show alpaca Competition 2019 in Australia


Full Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) with 33 years of experience in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Graded as Veterinarian in 1987 and as university specialist in animal breeding both by the UCM in 1989, and Computer Engineering Management by the University of Education at Distance in 2004. From the doctorate in 1991 with obtaining the extraordinary award, extensive activity in research, teaching, development cooperation and transfer. Teacher in a variety of core subjects of undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and master’s degree, in four Spanish universities and four foreign universities, with main dedication in the UCM in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, mainly in Animal Genetic Improvement, having been Coordinator and Director of the Interuniversity Master (The UCM with the Polytechnic University of Madrid) in Animal Production and Health in its first four editions. Author of a total of 203 scientific publications of which 101 were in JCR journals (Journal Citation Reports). Participant in 72 projects, 24 of them funded in competitive calls, being the principal investigator of 11 of them, and being responsible for 21 research contracts and participating in other 27. Member of the editorial board of two JCR journals “Small Ruminant Research” and “Animals”. Among the research lines emphasis in genetics of South American Camelids, but also in the genetics of the variability and the development of software (Endog and Molkin, of wide international use) and methodological tools for the handling of populations under genetic conservation. Responsible for the management of various genetic improvement programs.

With respect to the scope of the talk, since 2006, responsible for the management of the genetic improvement program of the Pacomarca experimental farm, author of 15 publications in journals of the JCR catalog, along with 8 others in journals with objective quality indications, 8 conferences by invitation in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, France, Italy and the United States, 11 conferences, 13 courses, 3 contracts, 15 communications to meetings, supervision of 2 master’s theses and 1 doctoral thesis, having been the organizer of the “5th European Symposium on South American Camelids and First European Meeting on Fiber Animals “. Today President of the Animal Fiber Working Group of the EAAP.


International Alpaca Judge

Paul has over 30 years experience in the husbandry and breeding of alpacas and llamas (plus Vicuna and Guanaco), through his extensive professional career in zoos and the international conservation field. He was the Director of Orana Park Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand for 21 years, heading an international programme that established many endangered species breeding projects. In 1995 he was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for his work in support of conservation.

He was a founding member of the Alpaca and Llama Association of New Zealand (ALANZ – established in 1989), serving in several official positions over the years. He is now an active member of the New Zealand Alpaca Association (AANZ – established in 1998), currently serving on the association’s show and judging subcommittee (SJSC). Paul was made a Life Member of the AANZ in 2009 and continues to actively contribute to the New Zealand alpaca industry.

Paul has been a qualified New Zealand alpaca judge since 1999 and a llama judge since 1993. He has trained alongside some of the world’s best alpaca judges and has attended alpaca and llama shows in USA, Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Holland, Peru and many other countries. He has visited South America on a number of occasions to select alpacas for export and has extensive knowledge of the international alpaca industry.

In 2006 Paul had the honour of being the first outside alpaca and llama judge to judge at a major Agricultural & Pastoral Show in Peru when he was invited to judge over 600 alpacas and llamas at the Ayaveri A&P Show.

Paul along with his wife Lynda operates the Waratah Flats Alpaca Stud, near Christchurch, New Zealand, where they farm an elite herd of coloured alpacas specialising in fine fleece Fawn and Brown Huacaya. They are also very active in the alpaca fibre industry with their own alpaca fashion label – Classic Alpacas.

Paul has a great passion for the future of alpaca breeding worldwide and is always keen to share this enthusiasm with others.

Contact: Paul Garland at www.waratahflats@xtra.co.nz


Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Universitätsklinik für Wiederkäuer
Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien


  • Beruf in der Landwirtschaft
  • Studium der Veterinärmedizin von 1988 bis 1994 an der Universität Leipzig, 1996 Promotion, 2005 Habilitation
  • Mehrere Fachtierarztanerkennungen, Diplomate des ECBHM

Berufliche Entwicklung:

  • Seit 2011 – Universitätsprofessor und Klinikleiter der Universitätsklinik für Wiederkäuer, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
  • 2008- 2011 – Senior Lecturer University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2002-2003 – Research fellowship, University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1999 2002 und 2004-2008 – Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Medizinische Tierklinik, Universität Leipzig
  • 1994 -1999 – Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Ambulatorische und Geburtshilfliche Tierklink, Universität Leipzig

Beschäftigung mit Neuweltkamelen:

  • Beginn 1998 an der Universität Leipzig
  • Einbindung der Neuweltkamele in die Ausbildung der Studierenden
  • Organisation von Fortbildungsveranstaltungen
  • Vorträge auf verschiedenen Veranstaltungen
  • Mehrere Forschungsprojekte zur neuweltkamelmedizinischen Themen
  • Anzahl an wissenschaftlichen und populärwissenschaftlichen neuweltkamelspezifische Veröffentlichungen
  • Beratende Funktion für Zuchtverbände und andere Stellen


Klinik für Wiederkäuer, Abteilung Wiederkäuermedizin
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1989-1996: Studium der Veterinärmedizin, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
  • 1997-1999: Doktoratsstudium an der Klinik für Wiederkäuer, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
  • seit 2000: Universitätsassistentin an der Klinik für Wiederkäuer, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
  • 2009: Professur für Wiederkäuermedizin
  • 2010-2011: interimistische Leitung der Klinik für Wiederkäuer, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
  • seit 2011: stellvertretende Leitung der Klinik für Wiederkäuer, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien


  • Wiederkäuer und Neuweltkameliden: Interne Medizin, Chirurgie, Einsatz bildgebender Verfahren (Ultraschall, Endoskopie), Betriebsbesuche
  • Lehre: Mitwirkung bei Einführung der Kamelidenmedizin für Studierende der Veterinärmedizin
  • Zahlreiche Auslandsaufenthalte zur Thematik Kamelidenmedizin in CH, USA und Argentinien


  • über 150 Vorträge bei nationalen und internationalen Kongressen
  • über 50 wissenschaftliche Publikationen in peer reviewed journals
  • Abhaltung von Fortbildungsveranstaltungen für TierärzteInnen und TierhalterInnen auf dem Gebiet der Wiederkäuer- und Neuweltkamelidenmedizin sowohl national als auch international
  • Zahlreiche Preise für Lehre und Forschung