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It’s show time!

A pictorial round up of three recent shows: Eastern Alpaca Group Show, Midlands Show and the Welsh Alpaca Show.

Judges revealed for BAS Show 2020

The judges have been announced for the British Alpaca Society National Show in March 2020. The British contingent are Mary Jo Smith and Tim Hey.

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.

Registration fees go up

The British Alpaca Society has upped its fees for the registration of male and female alpacas. The table below will give you an “at a glance” view of the fee structure.

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.

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.

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.

Geronimo – latest news

Helen Macdonald of Alpaca Power, owner of Geronimo, a black stud male imported from New Zealand, has been fighting a legal battle to prevent his slaughter.