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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.

What to do with beserk males (and females…)

Julie Taylor-Browne of CamelidSense writes: In the fifteen years I have been training and working with camelids and their owners, I have seen and heard too many heart-breaking stories about ‘beserk’ alpacas.

Walk the line

Alpaca trekking has become a big business all over Britain with hundreds of farms welcoming members of the public to walk an alpaca.

General Sir John Wilsey GCB CBE

Many readers will have read the obituaries in the broadsheets for General Sir John Wilsey; only those who were in the alpaca business in its earlier days will have known of his significant involvement in the development of the industry.

Handlin’ the weaned

The sight and sound of alpaca dams moaning and fixing the breeder with an accusatory stare and whining cria working on their best Houdini escape route, is upon us. It is weaning time.

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.

Check out these threads

The tradition of weaving in Peru stretches back through 5,000 years of history, from the coastal cities of Paracas and Nazca to the high Andean communities of Cusco and Ayacucho.