Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show 2020

To be held on Saturday 24th October if we are permitted, with the venue to be confirmed

YAG

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

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) £25

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?

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.

Interested in being a member? Join Today!

Alpaca Education

 
alpaca education29th February,  Wetherby Town Hall, Market Place, Wetherby, LS22 6NE, North Yorkshire 
(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
If you want to sign up for this course then please email Duncan ASAP using ceo@bas-uk.com

This is a one day course on alpaca conformation and fibre, running from 10 am until 4pm.

Covering:

  • 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.

If you want to sign up for any of these courses then please email Duncan ASAP using ceo@bas-uk.com

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.

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