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Fleece in the east

Joe Phelan of K2Alpacas reports on his recent trip to China as part of the 2019 Agricultural & Trade Development Global Summit.

The Four-legged Teacher

Education and Therapeutic interventions through Alpacas, Horses and other animals. By Heather Watson, Wiltshire Equine Assisted Learning.

Reading Fibre Test results

Monitoring objective fibre traits using fibre measurement makes a lot of sense. It allows fleece growers the opportunity to select alpacas that are likely to produce the more valuable fleeces.

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.

The Case of the Missing Coarse Fibres

When I first became involved with fibre testing alpacas over 15 years ago, about the only figure on alpaca fibre test reports that received any interest was the average fibre diameter (microns).

Take good care of my baby

Neonatal health care. By Christopher K. Cebra VMD, MA, MS, DACVIM-LA, The Pfefferkorn and Wendorf Professor of Camelid Medicine, Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Corvallis, OR

Blast from the past

We are going back in time to the heady days of 1998 when the British Alpaca Society was in the last quarter of its first year, where membership had reached 140.

Weaving their way

Like many other alpaca owners Caroline and Ian Oakes started small with four pet boys on two acres at a previous property.