As vets it not only means taking care of our own small alpaca herd, but also trying to help clients with alpacas in need.
Every year around ten thousand kilos of fleece comes into the grading barn at UK Alpaca. The quality is wildly variable from absolutely gorgeous to horrid – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Stud Males and How to Get it Right. By Nick Harrington Smith, BAS and AOA Judge of Alpaca Evolution.
The times I hear the words “Alpaca is so difficult to spin”. No, it is not. This sentence should read “Alpaca is different to spin”. By Jean Field.
Producers from across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia have agreed to set up the co-operative, which will band together to fuel emerging farmers.
The excitement of waiting for a new baby is over when a pregnant dam gives birth to a small baby that in alpaca terms is called “cria”.
Old World Camelids – namely camels – are being used for their highly nutritious milk in Dubai and in Holland. You can even buy it in Asda.
Alpaca meat is controversial but is also becoming more common in the UK – maybe it’s time to have an open discussion about it!