Ruth P. Elvestad

Alpaca Judge Ruth P. Elvestad

Ruth has over 30 years’ experience in a broad Canadian base of agriculture, business, government and academic sectors.  She has extensive teaching, curriculum and program development expertise, and has been involved in international trade, import/export of livestock, and international fibre research.

Ruth manages the Natural Fibre Testing Laboratory at Olds College, Canada; is a qualified fibre testing technician; a Certified Camelid Fibre Classer; a Certified AOBA Judge; a volunteer with the  Canadian Camelid Fibre Co-op; a founding member of the Canadian AgriFibre Network; a Wool Judge; a Suri Llama Keuring Inspector, and teaches Fibre Workshops extensively throughout North America and overseas.  Ruth and her husband, Rod, own R&R Alpacas at Olds, Alberta.