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Hy-Haven Farm

Alpacas raised with TLC

Debby Filer
516 Johnson Hollow RdCuba, NY 14727
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What makes alpaca fiber so great?

What makes alpaca fibre so special?
Meyla Bianco Johnston | 25 July 2016

Alpaca fibre is one of the most incredible natural fibres known – it is soft, durable and great to wear. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of alpaca is the fact that it is still not a familiar choice for the majority of consumers.
While alpaca fleece can be softer than cashmere, stronger than wool and very beautiful, not all alpaca fibre is premium. Generally, only very fine, prime grade fleeces that average fewer th... Full article >

Mycoplasma Haemolamae

Mycoplasma Haemolamae

This paper is to help you save your alpacas' life from one of the little-known alpaca diseases. The disease is Mycoplasma Haemolamae (MH). It is a “Silent Killer”! MH has been detected since the 1990's and was originally called Eperythrozoonosis or EPE. Recently the name has changed in the medical community for camelids, but it is still the same disease.

Alpaca health is very important to an alpaca business. Educating yourself about this disease will help protect you... Full article >