Best Of British

THE BRITISH ALPACA FUTURITY 2015 has lined up top international judges Peter Kennedy (Australia) and Wade Gease (USA) for this prestigious show on Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28. The show will be held in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, that has an hotel just across the corridor from the main hall, a casino attached and first class rail, air and motorway links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

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How Dense are You

Dr Stephen Mulholland trained as a laboratory scientist and holds a PhD is Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. In 2003 he moved to New Zealand, bought a small farm and started raising alpacas.

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Alpaca colour genetics

By Dr Kylie Munyard, Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Molecular Biology at the School of Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University. Her main areas of research are alpaca genetics, quail conservation genetics and diabetes.


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Who do you think they are

Shock, horror! Shortly after moving into the 400 year old farmhouse which we had spent three years renovating, we found out that the fields flanking the access had been put on the market with the presumption of equestrian use.

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Alpacas or nothing

Until 2006 Julia Corrigan-Stuart of CS Alpacas was like most of the general public that you meet at the County and Craft shows who say “Are they Llamas? Do they spit?” Then curiosity got the better of her..


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