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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...


29 December 2009 | Alpacas,News
Alpaca and Llama TB open meetings

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious, notifiable disease. It is mainly seen in cattle but is increasingly affecting camelids (alpacas, llamas, guana...



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12 June 2014 | Alpacas

Record cattle entries at Royal Three Cou...

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20 May 2014 | Alpacas

Call for stronger TB surveillance for ca...

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7 February 2014 | Alpacas

Spring Lambing Day at Walford Campus

The Walford Campus has over 90 different species of animal ranging from a 2...


8 December 2012 | Alpacas

Expat life: Alpacas in Spain

I think when we first moved to Spain, in January 2008, we were full of opti...


8 October 2012 | Alpacas

Breeding alpacas in Andalucia

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16 January 2011 | Alpacas

Alpacas guard the flock and keep the fox...

On first appearances Alpacas seem unlikely candidates for taking on the res...


22 September 2009 | Alpacas

TB in Alpacas - My Story So Far

In September 2008 – I lost my first beloved male alpaca to Bovine TB. When...


5 September 2006 | Alpacas

The World’s First 100% Alpaca Duvet

At last a luxury, hypoallergenic, all natural duvet made to organic standar...


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Louis the llama is the last line of defe...

BFREPA member Georg van den Berg has taken the unusual step of installing a...


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