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.
UK Alpaca’s new suri yarns are featured on the front cover of The Knitter, one of the leading magazines in its field.
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.
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!
Devon County Show’s Alpaca Section was full within ten days of the show entries opening. Some 190 alpacas were entered for the show classes, young handler and youth and adult performance classes.
Here, Jacinta reminds Alpaca owners how recently introduced legislation exposes them to hitherto unforeseen liabilities.
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Richard Beale on May 30 whilst travelling in France.
Around one hundred alpacas competed at an amazingly dry North Somerset Show on the May Bank Holiday.