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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.

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.

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.

Cover star yarns

UK Alpaca’s new suri yarns are featured on the front cover of The Knitter, one of the leading magazines in its field.

Fleece workshop days

The Heart of England Alpaca Group have invited Molly Gardner, who judged at the BAS National this year, to hold two seminar workshop days, solely concentrating on fleece.

Heart and craft

The West Shires Alpaca Group had bumper entries for the Royal Three Counties Alpaca Show for fleece, halter and the new craft show. Competition was hot despite the dreary weather – well actually torrential rain at times!