Date of Next Meeting 6pm Thursday 9th July 2020. Zoom link will be circulated shortly
Tina Metcalfe YAG
As most members know, Tina resigned as YAG Secretary earlier this year after devoting years of service to the group including organising the October YAG Show. The group want to say a huge thank you to Tina for all the hard work and hours that she has done for the group over the years and we hope to be able to thank her in person at a meeting when Covid restrictions allow us to get together in person again.
Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show 2020
Members are planning to hold the Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show this year on Saturday 24th October if we are permitted, with the venue to be confirmed
To be judged by Barbara Hetherington of Beck Brow Alpacas
We are also holding our first fleece show to be judged on Tuesday 13th October by Liz Barlow
Deborah Sporton of Fangdale Alpacas has kindly stepped up to the committee to be our new secretary so a big thank you to her and please offer her your support. Please check and if you find that you are not on the email list or on the members page let us know and we will make sure you are added
Members support for these two show events is vital to make them a success so please get involved if you can. Meetings have moved online for now held by zoom and its quite funny but we are getting used to it and its good to keep in touch even if it is remotely.
Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show 2019
The last YAG Annual show was held on 26th October at York Auction Centre. Below are a few pictures from the event.
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(9 places available)
Tutored by Liz Barlow
There will be a maximum of 12 people on the day. This course requires a minimum of 8 people to run.
Cost: BAS members £65 + VAT; non-members £85 + VAT
This is a one day course on alpaca conformation and fibre, running from 10 am until 4pm.
- Basic conformation including teeth, stature, genitalia, legs, gait and body scoring;
- Fleece – how to recognise the different qualities and traits of fibre including weight and value, fineness, density, crimp, uniformity, length, colour, amplitude and frequency and an introduction to histograms.
You will have the opportunity to assess fleeces and discuss the merits of different qualities and styles.
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.
Members are planning to hold the Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show this year on Saturday 24th October if we are permitted, with the venue to be confirmed To be judged by Barbara Hetherington of Beck Brow Alpacas We are also holding our first fleece show to be judged on...
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The next YAG meeting is the 14th of August 2019 the venue to be arranged.