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Alpaca Evolution

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.

Fleece in the east

Joe Phelan of K2Alpacas reports on his recent trip to China as part of the 2019 Agricultural & Trade Development Global Summit.

The Four-legged Teacher

Education and Therapeutic interventions through Alpacas, Horses and other animals. By Heather Watson, Wiltshire Equine Assisted Learning.

Reading Fibre Test results

Monitoring objective fibre traits using fibre measurement makes a lot of sense. It allows fleece growers the opportunity to select alpacas that are likely to produce the more valuable fleeces.

The Case of the Missing Coarse Fibres

When I first became involved with fibre testing alpacas over 15 years ago, about the only figure on alpaca fibre test reports that received any interest was the average fibre diameter (microns).

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!