Author Archive: Barbara

Spring Has Arrived

Spring Has Arrived

April seemed to disappear in a haze of one alpaca show after another…five out of six weekends (including the BAS National at the end of March) saw me either judging or exhibiting. It certainly allowed me to see a lot of alpacas (and you really can’t see too many in my case). The last of […]

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  16/05/2018   No comments
Beck Brow Alpacas – A New Stud Male

Beck Brow Alpacas – A New Stud Male

Here at Beck Brow Alpacas we are trilled to announce that we have secured a half share in the very impressive Bozedown Blaze of Glory (sire: Bozedown Ascendant). We have admired this stunning (an over used adjective but in this case justified) male since seeing him take first place as a junior at the BAS […]

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  01/04/2018   No comments
How many months….

How many months….

How many months does it take to write a blog…not as long as it takes to choose a National Show team… I am not sure I can really call this posting a blog. Having just Googled the term, it would appear the word ‘regular ‘ is somewhat key … ‘written in an informal or conversational style’…okay […]

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  12/02/2018   2 comments
Beck Brow Winter Catch Up

Beck Brow Winter Catch Up

It’s that time of the year again…the time when you need ear plugs and a heart of steel…yes the first group of cria have been weaned. Yesterday they were weighed and had their doses of Baycox and oral Cydectin (routine at weaning), they were then directed across the lane to their new paddock. We have […]

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  08/12/2017   No comments
Beck Brow Cria 2017

Beck Brow Cria 2017

It’s enough to make one write a blog…we have had two days without rain. Two days without dark skies. In fact we have had two days with bright sunlight two evenings in a row!! All a bit late for summer unfortunately. My feet have never seen a flip flop all year. The wellies have worn […]

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  27/10/2017   4 comments
Reflecting on the Summer and 2017 Cria

Reflecting on the Summer and 2017 Cria

I can’t believe it is 2 months since I last blogged. Summer is now over it seems (it kind of passed us by in Cumbria) and as we prepare for winter, we always reflect on this year’s drop of cria, especially on the health of both the dams and the babies. We have had 53 […]

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  02/10/2017   No comments
Our Shopping Trip to Australia and New Zealand

Our Shopping Trip to Australia and New Zealand

After lots of hard work over the summer, our long anticipated trip to Australia actually happened at the end of August. Our destination was not some fantastic beach resort but Bendigo (in winter!). Yes we went all that way just to attend the Australian National Alpaca Show. Four whole days of non-stop alpaca and non-stop […]

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  29/09/2017   No comments
No Jacket Required

No Jacket Required

To cria shear or not to cria shear 2015…. Against: We live ‘up north’… not just up north but in the north west…it rains…alot! We have some beautiful cria fleeces this year…what are we doing shearing off the best fleece they will ever have? For: So many of our cria fleeces are not fit for […]

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  02/08/2017   No comments