ted and bessie

Ted & Bessie in Norfolk

July 17, 2019

Back in Episode 16 we interviewed Catherine Price Williams of Ted & Bessie fame. They have now moved to Norfolk and seem to be settling in well. Check out the podcast episode Check out the newspaper story from the Eastern Daily Press

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alpaca shearing on the horizon

Warm weather turns thoughts to alpaca shearing

May 13, 2019

Alpaca shearing approaches as the weather gets more dependable but do not shear too early or extra protection from potential night frosts will be needed.

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BAS Show Reflections by Steve Heatherington

April 3, 2019

I had the chance to make it to the British Alpaca Society Annual Alpaca Show this year. It is a while since I have been and I was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and making some new aquaintances. It was a three hour journey each way to get to the Telford International Centre […]

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Mike Griffiths of Greenside Alpacas

March 13, 2019

Mike Griffiths is an experienced alpaca farmer who has been breeding them since 2001. He has been involved in a wide variety of activities involving alpacas and shares his experience and thoughts on what new owners will find helpful to know. New owners – key things to bear in mind Adequate fencing no access to […]

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Tynewedd Alpacas in Carmarthenshire – Steve & Emma Cooper

March 6, 2019

Steve & Emma Cooper of Tynewedd Alpacas have been steadily advancing their alpaca business in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. Ringing the changes and knowing his customers, he puts on his sun cream and sells hats and scarves to summer tourists in St David’s, while through the winter he has a presence in a more traditional […]

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Moving experiences with alpacas – Steve Heatherington

February 27, 2019

Here are some basic principles that will help you get started Alpacas are herd animals and like to stay together as a group (mostly) therefore, it is easier to treat them as one and move the whole group whenever possible. They respond to herding pressure – as you move towards them they will tend to […]

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Knowing your alpacas – Steve Heatherington

February 20, 2019

When you are around alpacas, It doesn’t take you long to realise that they are different from each other. I’m not just talking about the way they look for example colour, confirmation or fleece coverage. It is also true of the way they behave. In this episode I want to take some time to consider […]

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Hannah Williams of Penrhallt Alpacas

February 13, 2019

Hannah Williams started 7 years ago with 3 castrated male alpacas but with a year she was buying females and began breeding and currently has a herd of 36. Experienced in farming she discovered alpacas are similar but different from other livestock and are both delightful and rewarding. She sells pet boys and breeding stock […]

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Could I keep alpacas? Questions to answer before you buy

February 6, 2019

Could I keep alpacas? Seen alpacas and think you would like some of your own? You need to know what is involved and the questions you should answer before buying an alpaca. Have you got enough? money; land; knowledge; capacity Business or hobby? Large or small? Breeding or pets? Will you show them? Looking from […]

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Alpaca Tribe – Episode 5 – Nick and Jo Davies on adding alpacas to holiday accommodation

January 30, 2019

In this episode, we will be considering how alpacas and holiday-lets can work together to make a great experience for visitors and how alpacas can be added to what you are already doing. I first met Nick and Joe Davies at one of our home-farm open days. They had a look in their eyes and […]

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