We run a small farm and owl centre in South East Cornwall. Diversification is the name of the game here, and we endeavour to farm birds and animals that aren’t quite so run of the mill, which makes us stand out from the crowd.
To read more go to Current Issue and view page 12
A Sound Foundationy
Another year in the alpaca business almost over, more shows than ever, and with more owners than ever taking part in those shows, suggests that showing is becoming an ever increasingly important part of breeder’s decision-making process.
To read more go to Current Issue and see page 18
A maturing life insurance earmarked for purchasing a new car in the year 2000 didn’t, for it bought four female alpacas instead. Logical reasoning behind the excuse was that a new car wouldn’t buy an alpaca but an alpaca just might buy a new car.
A Tale of Two Cities
It’s a perfectly sensible and often asked question – do alpacas ever have twins? Our standard answer is no, well it’s very rare, around one in 50,000 and rarer for both to survive.
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Present and Correct
Since French law works on the basis that if no mention is made of (say) an alpaca, then none of the laws that relate to farm animals would apply to those alpacas.