Dear ILR Llama
re: ILR DNA Proposal status
On April 5,
2010, the ILR Board of Directors sent out an eBulletin that
outlined a proposal that would have required a DNA sample with
each new llama registration beginning January 1, 2011, and
requested input from llama owners regarding this proposal.
Click HERE to see the proposal e-Bulletin.
the responses we received varied widely. Those in favor said
I think this is a wonderful
compromise and I fully support this idea.
We like it....makes sense to
Those opposed said things like:
opposed to mandatory DNA samples on the registration of llamas.
There are so many people now who do not register the llamas that
adding more criteria [even if it does not increase the cost]
will reduce the accurate count of qualifying registered llamas.
you even think of adding financial burdens to llama owners in
this market? It seems to me that your proposal will only
encourage llama owners (particularly the small farms/ranches) to
forego registering their animals. You should definitely rethink
There were also a few misunderstandings
and a few questions about the proposal. We encourage you to read
some of the additional comments by members as well as the ILR
explanations to those misunderstandings and the answers to the
questions by clicking
After careful consideration of all the
comments received, the ILR Board has decided, in light of the
current economic situation and the similarly depressed llama
market, to postpone further consideration of this proposal until
sometime in the future.
However, the Board would like to remind
llama owners that the reasons leading to the proposal still
exist and to encourage all llama owners to submit DNA samples
from their llamas on a voluntary basis. As stated in the
original eBulletin, placing the samples in storage costs nothing
and once there, they are available if they are ever needed.
Thank you once again for your input,
The ILR Board
President, Mary Jo Miller Vice President, Kristy Brown
Secretary, Kathi McKinney Treasurer, Bill Safreed Member at