YAG 2018 Show

We have recently had our annual Alpaca show on 27th October 2018. Lots of breeders attended, and alpacas were available for sale. It was a great day out.


The Yorkshire Alpaca Group is one of many regional group within the British Alpaca Society (BAS).
Our objective is to enable local alpaca owners and breeders the opportunity to meet and offer a flow of information throughout the alpaca network.


Membership of YAG is not restricted solely to members of BAS and all owners are welcome.
Do you own or would like to know more about alpacas? Why not join us?

Annual Membership Fee (Breeder) £30

Annual Fee (Non-Breeder) £10

Group Support

Alpaca owners and breeders are a friendly lot, and always pleased to share information with new members.
We provide courses through various members near you, why not give us a call?

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

 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. beacon.alpacas@yahoo.co.uk 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


Therapeutics in alpacas – 4th May – Wetherby

Karin Mueller, Consultant Camelid & Bovine Medicine/Senior Lecturer, Liverpool University/RCVS & European Diplomat and Specialist Bovine Health, will present at the Yorkshire Alpaca Group meeting on Saturday 4 May 2019.
Location is The Micklethwaite Room in Wetherby Town Hall, North Yorkshire, time is 2 – 5 pm.
Light refreshments are available.

This talk is free to all BAS Members and also open to non – BAS Members at a cost of £10. Places MUST be pre-booked with YAG Secretary Christina Metcalfe – by email cmetcalfe06@hotmail.com / 01302 700880 / 07761170277 – BEFORE Monday 29 April.

“Therapeutics in Alpacas” – What drugs to use when, including how to decide which antibiotic may be most suitable and what is available as anti-inflammatory treatment. Safe handling of drugs and how to administer treatments will be covered, with a brief look at sedatives that can be given by mouth and alternative remedies. The afternoon will also include, how to treat and control gut and skin parasites and will finish off with an overview of treatments relating to the breeding of alpacas. “

The next YAG meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 June at 7.30 pm in the ‘Shoulder of Mutton’ please contact Tina for directions if you’ve not been before.


About Alpacas

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.

The Breeder’s Year

Wean Cria at 6 months old and insert microchips. Register them with the BAS. When conducting monthly checks on your alpacas, as part of the body score look for jaw abscesses and any evidence of mites.

Alpaca Shows

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

Alpaca trekking is great way to experience the outdoors, whilst also enjoying some chill time with these fantastic animals.

Latest News

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2018 AGM

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