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Chips ahoy!

The potato is immensely important to the people of South America where thousands of varieties are grown. Traditionally the tubers were freeze dried but this is becoming more difficult due to climate change.

W.H.O. approval for BT test

The Enferplex Bovine TB test, widely used voluntarily in the camelid industry, was approved by the World Health Organisation for animal health, for use in cattle this summer.

Blast from the past: A new millennium

It is the Summer of 2000 and membership of the British Alpaca Society has risen to three hundred and eighty.

Maxing out!

Maximising value from your fleeces is what most alpaca breeders strive to do but don’t necessarily know how to do it or what their end game is.

Meetings meetings meetings

It is the time of year for those annual funfests AGMs. Below, reports on the British Alpaca Society AGM and the Australian Alpaca Association AGM.

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.