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Alpaca Evolution

Welsh wizards fighting bovine TB

Research by two Aberystwyth scientists has paved the way for a possible breakthrough in the worldwide fight against Bovine TB.

Check out these threads

The tradition of weaving in Peru stretches back through 5,000 years of history, from the coastal cities of Paracas and Nazca to the high Andean communities of Cusco and Ayacucho.

Chips ahoy!

The potato is immensely important to the people of South America where thousands of varieties are grown. Traditionally the tubers were freeze dried but this is becoming more difficult due to climate change.

W.H.O. approval for BT test

The Enferplex Bovine TB test, widely used voluntarily in the camelid industry, was approved by the World Health Organisation for animal health, for use in cattle this summer.

Blast from the past: A new millennium

It is the Summer of 2000 and membership of the British Alpaca Society has risen to three hundred and eighty.

Maxing out!

Maximising value from your fleeces is what most alpaca breeders strive to do but don’t necessarily know how to do it or what their end game is.

Showing off in Somerset

2019 saw the end of the alpaca show at the Royal Bath & West and the very first alpaca show at the Somerset Show organised by the South West Alpaca Group at the end of September.

Meetings meetings meetings

It is the time of year for those annual funfests AGMs. Below, reports on the British Alpaca Society AGM and the Australian Alpaca Association AGM.