Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show 2018
The YAG show was held on 27th October from 9am till 4pm at York Auction Centre, located just a few hundred yards from the main junction of the A64 with the A1079. You can see some pictures from this event below. Click on the images to expand.
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Message to Members
I hope that everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Welcome to all our new Members and we are looking forward to good year of meetings and alpaca events.
Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 16 February in The Micklethaite Room at 1 pm at Wetherby Town Hall. We will be discussing upcoming events, health & welfare, finances, shows etc followed by a ” Questions & Answers on TB ” session with Graham MacHarg of Fowberry Alpacas and Nicki Mayes of Fangdale Alpacas. If anyone is unable to attend this meeting and has any questions for the TB panel or any subject to include on the Agenda for discussion please let Tina know before the meeting
The AGM will be held on Saturday 13 April in The Micklethwaite Room at 1 pm at Wetherby Town Hall. If any Member wishes to be put forward for a place on the Committee or wishes to step down from being a Committee Member please let me know before the AGM.
Jacki Barlow of Beacon Alpacas is hosting a Faecal Sample Testing Workshop Day with Vet Bob Broadbent on April 27 which is open to YAG members. Please contact Jacki asap if you wish to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting lots of members at our meetings so please do come along for lots of alpaca chat!
YAG Halter Show will be held at York Auction Centre on Saturday 26th October 2019 with BAS judge Jo Bridge
Husbandry & Welfare
Alpacas need shelter from the elements, shearing annually in late spring or early summer, a low protein high mineral diet, toes trimming every couple of months and checking at least once a day. Alpacas are easy to halter train once weaned.
Fibre & Products
Alpacas were bred by the Inca’s of Peru for their wonderfully soft and warm fibre. This cashmere-like fleece was once reserved for Incan royalty and is now enjoyed by spinners and weavers everywhere.
If you are interested in buying alpacas as pets or indeed as a business, there are shows held UK wide to attend for the alpaca experience.
Alpaca trekking is great way to experience the outdoors, whilst also enjoying some chill time with these fantastic animals.
Date of the next meeting Wednesday 21 November 2018 all welcome at The Shoulder of Mutton Main Street Kirk Smeaton Pontefract West Yorkshire WF8 3JY (About 1 mile from the A1 near Ferrybridge Services)read more
YAG show is being held on 27th October from 9am till 4pm at York Auction Centre, located just a few hundred yards from the main junction of the A64 with the A1079. York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF Entries are open until 19th September and can be...read more
Our Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 1pm Wetherby Town Hall, all welcome.read more