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Summer 2017

Embryo Transfer: A New Dawn

THE FIRST CRIA, conceived by embryo transfer, that can be registered with the American breed society, will be born in July. The Alpaca Owners Association in the USA has always resisted artificial reproduction and ET and AI cria could not…
Summer 2017

We Love Lusi

By Lulu Oliver, Lusi Alpacas. When asked to write this article I wasn’t sure how to go about it and from what angle so I have written a little about Lusi Alpacas and a bit more on my thoughts of…
Summer 2017

A Stitch in Time

Female prisoners in Cusco in Peru are being employed by a Danish fashion label, Carcel, to make knitted garments. Carcel was launched in Copenhagan with the aim of breaking the spiral of poverty by paying female prisoners a living wage.…
Spring 2017

The Judges Story

International judge Robin Näsemann has been breeding alpacas with his family for twelve years. Their farm is called “Abolengo de Alpaca” and they have 70 alpacas that graze on “Gut Aldenhövel” in Lüdinghausen. Alpacas caught our attention on a TV…
Spring 2017

A Better Future

In search of alpacas and sustainable alpaca yarns. The existence of a Peruvian alpaca living in the Andes appears to be close to the most perfect that an animal can strive for. The alpacas living in the Andes spend their…
Spring 2017

Forest Adventure

Charnwood Forest Alpacas is owned and managed by Chris Deakin and Laura Stock. Their growing herd of 130 pedigree alpacas are making themselves known both within the local community as well as to a wider visiting public with their gentle…
Spring 2017

Kia Ora Alpaca

New Zealand has a similar sized alpaca industry as Britain and, just like here, there is lots going on to utilise alpaca fibre and turn it into saleable products. The companies involved all have different aims and ambitions; here are…
Winter 2016

Green Dream

With 37 years' service in a financial services organisation Joe Phelan of Green Alpacas recently saw himself being categorised as 'ageing'. What has generated this excitement you may ask? With my kids all independently on their way and suffering from empty nest…
Winter 2016

Guardian Angels

Paige Matthews, Dr Wendy Brown, Dr Amanda Doughty, and David Mitchell explore alpaca guardian behaviour. Alpacas were first imported into Australia by the entrepreneurial Charles Ledger in 1858, and after a shaky start, Australia now has one of the largest registered alpaca…
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