Author: British Alpaca Society

Ken Freivokh – 10 January 2023

Last October I wrote a blog about our first ‘alpaca specific’ trip to Peru in 2011 and, running out of space, mentioned that I should perhaps follow up with an account of a further visit five years later….. here it goes! During a second trip invited to colour check, alongside Jude Anderson, at the Kansas… Read more »

Elaine Clarke – 1 November 2022

This Autumn, I had the most amazing opportunity to travel to Australia as Roger was invited to judge the prestigious Melbourne Royal Show. Following two long days of judging, we were able to kick back and spend some time enjoying many of the sights and experiences that Australia had to offer. Of course our travels were not going… Read more »

Elaine Clarke – 15 August 2022

Like many others at this time of year, farm life is very busy! Births and matings can be time consuming, yet filled with excitement and anticipation. Last weekend we were honoured to have Mary-Jo Smith visit Northern Ireland to tutor delegates from all over Ireland (and even England!).  I had the easy job of making… Read more »

Paul Hetherington – 1 August 2022

Last week saw the return of the annual Cumbrian ragwort pull after a two year absence due to Covid. This is an ancient ceremony that has been depicted in cave paintings going back to the Middle Bronze Age. The pull is supervised by Master Pullers and conducted by Junior Pullers. Junior Pullers are shadowed by… Read more »