Basic Alpaca Appraisal 46

By Alpaca Tribe / November 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Watching alpacas is a great pastime but there is a serious side to it too. How to judge the quality of an alpaca is not complicated but neither is it easy. Here are some tips on what to be looking for in a good alpaca.

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Having alpacas in your life 45

By Alpaca Tribe / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Everyone should have alpacas in their life. And it is good to share. Large scale business may not be for you but there are ways of recouping some of the expenses of keeping alpacas. Here are a few simple ideas. Let me know what you do.

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Season Change and Welsh Alpaca Show 44

By Alpaca Tribe / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

The clocks go back, the leaves fall, the nights draw in and there is mud everywhere. Looking at the alpacas you can tell it is autumn. Four Season Change Tips for alpaca owners

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Grow your alpaca business 43

By Alpaca Tribe / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if it was possible to combine keeping our alpacas and running a business, or even running a business keeping alpacas? The good news is that it can be done with thought, planning and application. In this episode, we hear more from Joe Phelan of K2 Alpacas

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Building an alpaca business in Ireland 42

By Alpaca Tribe / October 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Many people want to build a business with their alpacas. Joe Phelan of K2 alpacas near Dublin has grown significantly over the last 5 years and shares some of his wisdom, business philosophy and plain common sense with us. Learn from his journey.

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Alpaca Success 41

By Alpaca Tribe / October 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

If it feels like a fight and a struggle every day with your alpacas, there may be a different way. A different way of thinking, being and doing to bring you alpaca success.

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Alpaca Vision 40

By Alpaca Tribe / October 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Alpacas have amazing eyesight that they put to good use in protecting themselves from predators. They can also take on the role of fashion-police and are fascinated by reflections, and cows, and cats, and foxes, and most things actually.

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The right number of alpacas 39

By Alpaca Tribe / September 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Alpacas are herd animals and herd animals thrive best in a herd.
What makes a herd? Not one; and in my view not two either. A minimum viable herd would be three, though there are always exceptions.

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Expected Alpaca Behaviour 38

By Alpaca Tribe / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

We need to recognise three things about expected alpaca behaviour. 1. There is a normal – for alpacas in general and each alpaca individually. 2. Expected behaviour has a cause as does unexpected behaviour. 3. You can help or hinder developing good expected behaviour.

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It is all about the fibre with Bridget Tibbs-Hamilton 37

By Alpaca Tribe / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this podcast episode, Bridget Tibbs-Hamilton of Cotswold tells her story of how for her it came to be all about the fibre. Beautiful alpaca fibre.

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