Author: British Alpaca Society

Neil Payne – 29th March 2022

Neil Payne –  March 29th 2022 The Challenges of running an alpaca farm on an Island   For all of you Grockles or North Islanders I thought I would share, just a few of, the challenges of living on an Island while running an alpaca farm. The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to… Read more »

Elaine  Clarke – 21st March 2022

So much has happened on our farm since my last blog. I don’t even know where to start… so I will keep it short and very sweet. I had the pleasure of travelling to the Netherlands last weekend to attend the Alpaca Association Benelux Spring Show! It is always exciting to meet old friends and… Read more »

Judith Newman – 14th March 2022

Judith Newman-14 March 2022 Talking of exciting things the BAS National Show is almost upon us and what a celebration that is going to be after a three-year absence. Good luck to everyone who has entered and to all those of you who are visiting the show have a great time and make the most… Read more »

Paul Hetherington

There are times when I impress my wife – at least I think there was once – and times when she just shakes her head. This was a head shaking moment: The wheel bearing collapsed on my muck trailer. What should I do? Search eBay for a replacement, get confused by the choice and probably… Read more »

Sue Loach – 28 Feb 2022

As some of you know, I have bred and shown my Golden Retrievers for many years, and I love it.  It is fantastic being part of a network of like-minded people, many of whom I now call friends, being able to walk into a venue and say “Hi” to everyone and genuinely feel “at home”… Read more »

Kate Brookes – 13 Feb 2022

Kate Brookes – 13 Feb 2022 When you are asked to prepare an alpaca blog for Valentine’s Day what else could it cover than love! Just over a year ago I spent some time planning the alpaca matings – who would be mated to who; what qualities would the male and female bring to the… Read more »

Clara Boulton – 13 Feb 2022

  Last winter we woke up too what can only be described as a ‘post apocalyptic’ sight after one of the worst storms we had had for years. We knew from our cameras that at least one field shelter had flipped carefully over onto the other side of the fence. I couldn’t spot the other… Read more »

Ken Freivokh – 21 Dec 2021

Ken Freivokh – 21 Dec 2021 It always amazes me how we all develop different approaches to best look after our alpacas……..    Question is, is there such a thing as an obviously best way? Clearly not, as different farms are bringing up healthy, happy and well trained alpacas using techniques to suit their unique situation,… Read more »

Paul Hetherington – 6 December 2021

Paul Hetherington –  6th December 2021   There seems to be a recurring theme developing at Beck Brow……. Snow We sheared in April and it snowed the day after, we weaned in November and it snowed the day after! We have tried several scenarios for weaning over the years from putting mothers and cria at… Read more »