Bio Security

The British government has set out a strategy to rid England of bovine TB in 25 years and the British Alpaca Society is in talks with DEFRA about introducing a voluntary bovine tuberculosis testing scheme for camelids. This is all fine and dandy and may well help exports but is unlikely to counter the inexorable spread of the disease in cattle and wildlife to the east and north of England any time soon. 25 years is a very long time.

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And Why Not

Starting a new Alpaca enterprise, battling foot and mouth, producing quality fleece and sharing a home with Octavius. Robin & Caroline Sandys-Clarke on WhyNot Alpacas of Sedbergh, Cumbria.

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Mad About Their Managerie

It’s a strange world we live in and according to most of the people we know, our place, ‘Wet Wellies in Somerset’ is the strangest, maddest place they have ever been.


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Preparing Your Alpaca For Showing

New Year and time to halter train the show team. The first show of the year is the British Alpaca Society National Show on the 15th and 16th of March followed by Alpaca Showtime from the 29th to the 30th March and many more after that.

To read more go to Current Issue and open see page 24