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Alpaca Evolution

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!

Take good care of my baby

Neonatal health care. By Christopher K. Cebra VMD, MA, MS, DACVIM-LA, The Pfefferkorn and Wendorf Professor of Camelid Medicine, Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Corvallis, OR

Blast from the past

We are going back in time to the heady days of 1998 when the British Alpaca Society was in the last quarter of its first year, where membership had reached 140.

Weaving their way

Like many other alpaca owners Caroline and Ian Oakes started small with four pet boys on two acres at a previous property.