The Birthing Season Has Begun – First Alpaca Cria Born This Week

The Birthing Season Has Begun – First Alpaca Cria Born This Week

Birthing season at The Alpaca Loom happens twice each year: From mid March to mid May, and again from mid October to mid December. Our first cria of the season has been born this week, and has been called Eben, after the son of the family who spotted that the dam was in labour and witnessed the birth. There are

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The ABC of Shearing Alpacas

The ABC of Shearing Alpacas

Shearing alpacas is an essential part of keeping alpacas. We shear once a year in September. Not only does it give the alpaca some freedom to breathe again with it’s winter coat coming off, it also leaves us with some of the most luxurious natural fiber to create an amazing range of lovingly hand crafted scarves, shawls, blankets, ponchos, beanies,

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Alpaca Fiber Festival 07. & 08.09.19

Alpaca Fiber Festival 07. & 08.09.19

Shearing is one of the highlights of the alpaca year. After having tended to our alpacas for a full year, we are now reaping the reward of a clip of super soft alpaca fiber. Every year in early September we start shearing on the farm and work our way through 600 – 700 alpacas. It is hard work, but there

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Shearing Course 14.09.19

Shearing Course 14.09.19

The Alpaca Loom is offering another alpaca shearing course in 2019 This course is aimed at all alpaca owners, old and new, who would like to start shearing their animals themselves, or those wishing to start breeding alpacas. We will show you how to prepare your alpaca for shearing, handling during shearing, and how to shear and class your fibre.

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