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11 May 2015| Alpacas,News,Sheep

Nannies for the new arrival might be on one famous couple’s minds, but nervous mothers in one part of North Wales are resting easier thanks to their two male super-nannies from South America. Alpacas from the Andes are guarding a flock of sheep at the National Trust’s in hand farm, Hafod-y-Llan in North Wales. In a first for the conservation charity, the two male alpacas, affectionately called Bill and Ben, though their real names are Herna...





11 May 2015 | Alpacas,News,Sheep
Alpaca super nannies protecting sheep in North Wales

Nannies for the new arrival might be on one famous couple’s minds, but nervous mothers in one part of North Wales are resting easier thanks to their t...


7 October 2014 | Alpacas,Deer,News,Sheep
Public consultation launched on TB in non-bovine animals

A 12-week-long public consultation has been launched on proposals for new controls to address incidences of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in specific non-b...


Record cattle entries at Royal Three Counties Show

Cattle entries for this week’s Royal Three Counties Show have reached record levels. The show boasts a grand total of 970 cattle this year – aroun...


Call for stronger TB surveillance for camelids

The NFU has called on government to strengthen TB controls for camelids to help stop the spread of bovine TB. In its response to a Defra consultati...


7 February 2014 | Alpacas
Spring Lambing Day at Walford Campus

The Walford Campus has over 90 different species of animal ranging from a 275 strong dairy herd to Alpacas, Meerkats and Chinchillas. You will have an...


8 December 2012 | Alpacas
Expat life: Alpacas in Spain

I think when we first moved to Spain, in January 2008, we were full of optimism and hope for our new life, although that quickly evaporated within the...


8 October 2012 | Alpacas
Breeding alpacas in Andalucia

Before we arrived from England, a rumour circulated among the neighbours that we would be keeping giraffes. In fact we had decided to turn over a new ...


18 September 2012 | Alpacas,Finance,News
EU law changes 'could undermine SMEs in textiles'

EU law changes intended to help consumers when buying clothes and other textiles could undermine small and medium UK enterprises, according to campaig...


New arrival saved at Hall Hill Farm

Mothers Day has an extra special meaning this year at Hall Hill Farm as a newborn calf is reunited with its mother after being found in a ditch shortl...


12 April 2011 | Alpacas,News
Alpaca wool processing plant set to open in Dorset

A Dorset businessman is opening an Alpaca wool processing plant, after receiving funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), with...


24 March 2011 | Alpacas,News
Baby alpaca named through Facebook

A baby Alpaca at an award winning Durham tourist attraction has been given a name thanks to Facebook, a six year old boy and his two year old brother....


16 January 2011 | Alpacas,News
Alpacas guard the flock and keep the foxes away!

On first appearances Alpacas seem unlikely candidates for taking on the responsibly of guarding chickens and sheep. However, as one commercial chicken...


16 June 2010 | Alpacas,News,Shows and Events
Loss of Royal Show has silver lining

The closure of one of the country’s biggest agricultural shows may have benefitted an event much closer to home. Last year’s Royal Show...


Gearing up for the show season

THE finishing touches are being made for the first big event in the region’s annual show season. The 32nd North Yorkshire County Show is held...


I’ve got nothing to wear……!! Alpaca fear leads to new lines

After owning alpacas for nearly five years and my herd now standing at 30 animals it is a shocking fact that I do not possess one single item made fro...



Alpacas Jobs


Start Date: 5 July 2015
Qualified tractor driver required for harvest and autumn work >>> Chelmsford

2,000 acre arable farm needs a sensible tractor driver to help with the harvest.You will be driving a tractor to carry out al...


Start Date: 18 June 2015
Job for Herdsman / Farm Worker for 250 cow family dairy farm.  Staffordshire

Herdsman / farm worker job on a dairy farm . Help urgently needed for 250 cows, milked through h-b 20 s/o >...


Start Date: 24 June 2015
We a seeking someone who is hard working and wiling to integrate into team and be able to work on their own. Harvest job near Newark

Family farm and contractors - 1,500 acres all combinable crops Harvest drivers for grain carting combining 4000 acres an...


Start Date: 4 July 2015
Combine/Tractor Driver Job >>>Berkshire Downs<<<

We require a combine/tractor driver for our 320ha.s of combinable crops on Berkshire Downs, 15miles south of Oxford, near New...


Start Date: 5 July 2015
Versatile, experienced, responsible tractor driver / general farm worker - required for a permanent position on a busy Yorkshire farm.    >>North Yorkshire<<

We are a 400 ac family farm also growing 300 ac potatoes, 350ac arable contracting, and running a fleet of HGV...












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