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Sep
23

Come and join Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association (MABA) for a great seminar! Dr. Anthony Stachowski, DVM, is a long time alpaca breeder and veterinarian who will answer your questions on dewormers, pasture management, vaccinations, nutrition, vitamins, and minerals. He will teach you "hands on" dental care, blood draw, injection techniques, wound care, birthing skills, and MORE! The seminar will start at 9:00am and conclude at 4:30pm so please mark your calendar as space is limited. Thanks and we (MABA) look forward to seeing you there!

Sep
23

Join Brad DeLaney of KB Alpacas and Vicky Brooks of Heatherbrook Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the 10 basics to raising alpacas. This hands on seminar will include alpaca care, feeding, handling, injections, toenail trimming, fecals, body scoring, behavior checking, breeding and weighing. Lunch is provided. This seminar is ideal for the new breeder or someone who wants to learn more about these amazing animals.

Sep
23

ALPACAS and AUTOS Come celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days! Visit with the Alpacas and browse the antique/classic cars & tractors on display. There will be many vendors offering great products - honey, nature photography, caned chairs, woven rugs, baked goods and fine alpaca merchandise in the on-site Farm/Gift shop. Learn about alpacas during our Alpaca 101 and farm tours; also watch fiber demonstrations, knitting and spinning in our “Fiber Nook”. Plus help support our local 4-H organization as they offer face painting and bottled water. Watch our website for the schedule of events www.cabinviewalpacas.com September 23, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Rain or shine CABIN VIEW ALPACAS-9435 Congress Street Ext.-Trumansburg, NY 14886

Sep
23

Approximately 100 head of exposed does and doe kids. Elite bucks also available. Time: 12:00 noon Goat catalog online at boergoats.com approximately September 5, 2017.

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ABOUT ALPACAS

Alpacas are gentle creatures that are easy to care for and can be raised for either profit or for pure enjoyment as a hobby.

Although they make wonderful pets and are exceptionally gentle with children, they are primarily known for their high quality, luxury fiber. Alpaca fiber is highly prized for its exceptional softness, durability, incredible warmth, and is hypoallergenic. In fact, it is considered to be a luxury fiber.

Like other natural fibers, alpaca wool has excellent thermal and wicking properties, so it will keep you warm and dry, yet will allow your skin to breathe. Alpaca fiber makes great socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and gloves. Lower grade fiber from the legs and belly area makes excellent rugs and blankets.

Alpaca Breeds

A Suri alpaca has long, silky fiber that hangs in narrow twists or locks and resembles dreadlocks. The Huacaya looks like a plush toy animal and has shorter, dense, crimpy fiber that is soft and fluffy looking. The Suri is not as common as the Huacaya, and therefore its fiber tends to be more expensive.

Alpaca History

Alpacas originated in South America and were imported to the United States in the 1980s. They are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels and llamas, but they chew their cud the same way that cows do.

An alpaca's diet consists mainly of grass and hay, and it can obtain most of its food from grazing in the open pasture. They will also trim the grass carefully without pulling out the entire plant.

After the initial investment, the cost of maintaining alpacas is relatively low and they are considered to be a very healthy, 'green' animal, having very nutrient-rich manure. Alpacas are shorn once a year, and their fleece does not take long to grow back.

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