Alpaca Classic 2013
The Alpaca Classic 2013, held in September by The Alpaca Stud and Bozedown Alpacas, offered a weekend of seminars, free food and drink and an auction of twenty six elite alpacas. Top prices achieved were 9,500 guineas for Alpaca Stud Vanessa and 9,500 guineas and 9,000 guineas for the Breeders Selection where the buyer could choose from the entire crop of 2012 born females at The Alpaca Stud and Bozedown Alpacas.
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British Alpaca futurity
THE LARGEST ALPACA EVENT in Europe, the British Alpaca Futurity 2015, will be staged at the National Exhibition Centre, near Birmingham. A celebration of all things alpaca and a showpiece for the British industry, the Futurity will take place on Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, 2015, at Hall 3A. Mark your diaries.
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My own piece of heaven
Graham Martin describes the dramatic lifestyle change he made leaving his tattoo business in Manchester for the bucolic charms of France and breeding suris.
Unlock the potential of your herd
Teresa Hawkin and her partner, Victor Wilton, bought their first alpacas in 2007 and now run Rosecraddoc Alpacas in Cornwall. We decided to focus on greys in 2009 and have started to see some success in the show ring. We keep a few patterned animals because of my interest in genetics and we like them.
To read more go to Current Issue and open see page 14