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Decade of dedication

This year Alpaca della Foglia celebrate ten years with their alpacas. Their anniversary is one of the important ones that define a path and mark an important step.

MEET THE EXHIBITORS

Alexandra Verhoef of Alpaca Evolution writes about alpaca handlers and their sometimes unfortunate behaviour.

10 Steps to Successful Showing

I like the show season. It is nice to get out and train the little ones and share with them the delight in being brave,

It takes guts…

This is a study on gastrointestinal nematodes (“worms”), published by AgriFutures Australia, written and researched by veterinarian Jane Vaughan, Mohammed Rashid and Abdul Jabbar.

GENTLY DOES IT

Lulu Oliver writes: “A few years ago I was sitting on our sofa on a quiet Sunday afternoon indulging in one of my favourite pastimes – reading magazines.

Tracks and traces

Like the best things in life, they happen by chance. Not part of some great plan or even funding. Alex Chepstow-Lusty gives a brief mitey history of alpacas, llamas and dung.

A treat for your feet

Alpaca fibre has many applications and the latest one is in India. Angela Preuss of Surilana Alpacas in Australia tells us the story.

Watch your mouths

The dentist is here. Signal to dive for cover. Happily alpacas don’t appear to harbour the same fear of dentists as humans.