alpaca welfare, Blog, events, Feed, Fibre, vitamins

Feeding for Fibre Event -3rd Dec 2016

Graham and Jenny MacHarg gave an excellent talk on the successful Fowberry approach to feeding alpacas so as to maximize the health of the alpacas and the quality and quantity of their fibre.  It soon became clear that this is much more than just providing plenty of nutrition in the third trimester (when the secondary follicles are forming).  Continue reading “Feeding for Fibre Event -3rd Dec 2016”

Blog, EAG news, Fibre, Shows

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”

Blog, events, Fibre, pasture management

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”