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”

alpaca welfare, vaccines, vitamins

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”