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.
The next YAG meeting is the 14th of August 2019 the venue to be arranged.read more
YAG show is being held on 26th 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
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