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Fleece Show – A Resounding Success

On Friday 29th July, Judges Jay Holland and Liz Barlow, supported by apprentice judge Viv Darcy, judged 122 alpaca fleeces at the first ever EAG fleece show.  The judges commented that it was so well organized that no one would have known it was our first show.  Continue reading “Fleece Show – A Resounding Success”

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AGM & Social Event – 1st July 2016

AGMTwenty-five people attended EAG’s first AGM which was held at the Highwayman, near Ipswich, on Friday 1st July and was followed by a meal with a raffle.

Rob Wales (chairman) reviewed our first year and David Cooper (Treasurer) presented the accounts; Continue reading “AGM & Social Event – 1st July 2016”

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EAG’s First Year

From Issue 4 of our newsletter June 2016

Believe it or not EAG has been going for one year.  In that year we have tried to cover different venues and different events.  Starting last year in June we had an introductory social event at Woodbine Farm, then in September a morning session on grass management, followed by a fleece sorting demonstration.  The post Christmas social event at the Highwayman was a great event with a quiz afterwards.  The Birthing Workshop held at Butlers Farm in Essex in April sold out very quickly and no doubt all those that attended will benefit from the expertise of Karin Mueller.

Continue reading “EAG’s First Year”

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Winter is on its Way

From Issue 2 of our newslettter September 2015

Now that winter is on its way and the daylight hours are getting shorter it will soon be time to administer vitamin D to your alpacas.  winter is on its wayIn their native country there are long hours of daylight all year round and bright skies, but here in the UK it is necessary to supplement your alpaca with Vitamin D to avoid lameness.  Vitamin D is mixed with Vitamins A & E and can be administered either as a paste or as an injection.

Now that all your cria have been born it is time to get them micro-chipped and registered with the British Alpaca Society.  Continue reading “Winter is on its Way”

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EAG’s first event – grass management and fleece skirting

Our first event on Saturday 19th September 2015 at Woodbine Farm Alpacas was a great success with 36 people attending.  Chris Keeble discussed grass management in the morning and Jo Bridge with Emma Taylor took us through the complexities of fleece skirting  for showing and for processing.  Continue reading “EAG’s first event – grass management and fleece skirting”