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Bozedown Alpacas

Give me some skin

Phenotypic Links Between Skin Thickness, Follicular Density, And fibre Growth Rates in Alpacas. By Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services USA.

Ready? Trek!

Alpaca trekking is a profitable business for many alpaca owners. The British Alpaca Trekking Association provides the necessary guidance.

Tracking Genetic Change Using EPDs

Estimated Progeny Differences are used in many livestock industries to speed up genetic change. We explore some of the changes in the American alpaca industry.

A portrait of the artist

Alpaca breeder Karen Oglesby is also an accomplished sculptor. She tells her story.

Alpaca Parasitology

Gathered on a regular basis, clues can provide all the evidence required to keep parasites at bay. Sue Thomas, Lyme Alpacas Parasitology Services, writes.

Taking the Predator out of you

Julie Taylor-Browne of CamelidSense writes about how to minimise fear of humans in alpacas.

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Houghton Hall Alpacas may be dispersing the majority of their herd but they were still sweeping the board in some of the biggest shows of the season so far.

Come the evolution

Alpaca Evolution is a new alpaca business formed from Nick Harrington Smith’s The Alpaca Stud and Shirley Isseyegh’s Merrifield Alpacas in late 2017.