Author: British Alpaca Society

Sue Loach – 13 September 2021

Last weekend saw the first National Alpaca Farm Day for us all.  I have to say I agreed to take part with some degree of trepidation, and I spent as much time worrying about whether anyone would turn up as I did about being overrun. We decided that we would offer mini walks , just… Read more »

Clara Boulton – 1st September 2021

  It has been a lovely Summer down at the farm, with our small group of cria. I dare say we have had a relatively easy year. However, our biggest success hasn’t been related to one of our own cria, it has been helping a special little alpaca called Prince! Prince’s mum wasn’t producing much,… Read more »

Ron Mackintosh – 9th August 2021

A few days in the life of an alpaca farmer……… As we neared the end of our birthing season and after ten days of 30°C degree heat, when thankfully we had no births and the mums-to- be seemed to be holding on, the weather broke. Temperatures were much more pleasant and with a few girls… Read more »

Elaine Clarke – 26th July 2021

The last few weeks have been wall to wall sunshine…a very welcome treat and something that we don’t frequently experience in Northern Ireland! That being said, it has caused a shift in the day-to-day happenings on the farm. With midday temperatures soaring, we’ve been splitting the daily chores between the very early morning and late… Read more »

Sue Loach – 15 June 2021

Crikey I can’t believe how quickly this year is passing, Summer seemed so far away last time I wrote my blog.  Most of us are in the midst of the busiest time of year, birthing and doing matings for next year’s cria and I’m sure we have had our fair share of ups and downs.… Read more »

Duncan Pullar  – 8 June 2021

What next when the phone rings? You never know quite what the next phone call will bring to the BAS office.  This is both a joy and a terror, depending on how things go.  A recent example illustrates how some events develop in unexpected ways…… I took a call from the Latin TV production office… Read more »