BROWSING: Alpaca Shoppe owners Lyn Koitka and Jeanette Manning with Sir Edward and Robina. The pair will be in the shop on Sunday for Alpaca Week. Picture: Caitlin Jarvis.“Each alpaca has a unique personality,” Jeanette Manning says.
The owner of The Alpaca Shoppein Deloraine saysthe woolly South Americans arepeacefulcreatures, which apart from their wool,make great guard animals for flocks.
Mrs Manning says she has seen the protective animalsgoing to great lengths to defend young sheep.
A hands on seminar that will answer all the questions you ever had about alpacas will be held in Westbury on Sunday, June 12.
The annual workshop will coverthe alpaca industry, selecting an alpaca, property requirements, management, mating and birthing, fleece management and production.
First time breeders and established alpaca farmers are invited toa 100 acre farm that will include a ‘walk the farm’ with the owner who will talk about how they organise their alpacas alongside their cattle andsheep business.
The workshop will run from 9.30am-4pm, entry is by gold coin donation for AustralianAlpaca Association members, $10 per person or $15 per couple.
Bring gumboots, lunch and a curiosity about the growing and unique industry.
AAA Northern Tasmania Alpaca Information Workshop 2016 will be held Sunday, June 12, 9.30am-4pm at Classic Park Alpacas, 419 Blackhills Road, Westbury.There is no cut off date to register call Ken and Jeanette Manning on63622420 or63622343oremail [email protected]南京夜网This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.