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Newborn alpaca makes debut on Westmoreland Fair's first day

Tribune-Review - 18 Aug 2018
Copper may not win any ribbons at this year's Westmoreland Fair, but she delivered something more precious for her owners. At 4:45 p.m. Friday , less than an hour after the fair opened to the public, the 7-year-old alpaca gave birth to a 17-pound ...

Alpaca ranch creates luxurious fiber products 18a

Post Register - 17 Aug 2018
These are the namesake residents of Avalon Alpaca Ranch, started by Eleni Roberts and her husband, Jeff. The Roberts moved to Bothwell last year from Hooper, west of Ogden, looking for a larger space for their growing alpaca family. Today, they have ...

Hometown Adventures: Alpaca Farm

WDBJ7 - 26 Jul 2018
In our latest Hometown Adventure, Caitlin Francis takes us on a tour of their alpaca farm, Alpacas of Smith Mountain Lake! They moved from Connecticut to Virginia in 2010 after stumbling upon the lake, by accident. “We actually thought we were going to ...

This Chester County Couple Found a New Calling in Alpaca Farming

Mainline Today - 02 Aug 2018
Following the lane through a lightly forested stretch, you eventually come upon an elegant home and an unexpected sight: a herd of alpacas. The moment you approach the circular driveway, long necks crane to look, black, brown and white heads bob, and ...

Alpaca Geronimo could become bovine tuberculosis test case

BBC News - 08 Aug 2018
The fate of an alpaca on a Gloucestershire farm could become a test case for the control of turberculosis in the breed. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ordered Geronimo be put down after he tested positive for bovine ...

Alpaca Farmers say the animals changed their lives - 08 Aug 2018
Tucked away on a farm on the outskirts of Bryan, Texas, a throng of alpacas laze around in a pasture occasionally making humming noises. The fuzzy flock sounds more like a group of hyper kids with kazoos than a pack of farm animals. Donna Lamarche and ...

Name needed for newborn alpaca

Martha's Vineyard Times - 27 Jul 2018
The 3-day-old cria (newborn alpaca) does not yet have a name. Island Alpaca is having a public contest to see who can come up with the best name for the cute male alpaca. Barbara Ronchetti, owner of Island Alpaca, said she wants to find a name that ...

Rita Dee Alapacas: Creature Comforts

Winston-Salem Journal - 30 Jul 2018
Denise and Spencer Yost raise a rainbow assortment of alpacas humming on lush trimmed fields at their Pfafftown farm, Rita Dee Alpacas. More than 30 alpacas roam the land, creating a full range of natural colors and unique markings. The Yosts breed ...

My Pet Alpaca Gave Birth to a 19-pound Baby

Eugene Weekly - 26 Jul 2018
“Something is up with Shimmer,” read the first text. I was driving from Spokane to Portland. The second text was a picture of my pet alpaca, Shimmer, lying down in the pasture at Pura Vida Alpaca Farm outside Eugene with her black vagina bulging out ...

Toledo farm home to alpacas

Effingham Daily News - 28 Jul 2018
Hidden by trailers, barns and classic cars near Toledo is a group of gangly animals that serve as friends and a source of fleece. It's the Spinning Spider Alpaca Farm, run primarily by Sheila Rosine, along with family members, including son Adam Sears ...

Goat, llama, and alpaca dress up at the Larimer County Fair

The Coloradoan - 03 Aug 2018
Carson Holman, 5, helps his mother sweep up the goat pens while in a Superman costume at the Larimer County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland , Colo. Holman big sister was showing in the intermediate costume ...

Alpaca Owners Association extends thanks to Lebanon

Wilson Post - 28 Jul 2018
On behalf of the Alpaca Owners Association Natural Fiber Extravaganza sponsored by Long Hollow Suri Alpacas/New Era Fiber, I would like to thank Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, Department of Agriculture Middle ...

Alpaca show winners named Friday

Record Herald - 20 Jul 2018
On Friday, the Fayette County Junior Fair Alpaca Exhibition Show was held in the small animal barn. The contestants were judged on their ability to handle their alpacas and their knowledge of the animals. There were three classes of contestants and the ...

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