Author Archive: Barbara

Beck Brow Sox and Roxs

Beck Brow Sox and Roxs

So far. So good…now that might be jinxing ourselves, but we have had a pretty easy birthing season so far. Okay we have had a c-section and a breech birth, but both were handled brilliantly by our vets, and both had a good outcome. We have had 40 born on farm so far, 21 owned […]

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  19/07/2017   No comments
Summer at Beck Brow Alpacas

Summer at Beck Brow Alpacas

Something hasn’t felt just right about the about the birthing season this year. I haven’t been able to quite put my finger on why this is. We have lots of beautiful cria, lots of females and lots of different colours. I was getting worried that I had become a bit jaded, after seeing so many […]

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  03/07/2017   No comments
Beck Brow Cheers Update and More…

Beck Brow Cheers Update and More…

It is now three weeks since we had our first cesarean section on farm, and Bottom’s Up continues to do well. She has adored her cria from birth and is such an attentive mother. Bottom will have her stitches out next week, and we will just have to hope that she has no on-going problems. […]

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  15/06/2017   2 comments
Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

We have had an exciting start to the birthing season. Excitement and a bit of drama too. We had a long wait for an Huacaya friend for Beck Brow By Design (born 23rd March), but Dixie Chick obliged, at 352-days gestation, by delivering a lovely fawn female on the 21st of May. A straightforward birth […]

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  26/05/2017   No comments
Alpaca Show Success for Beck Brow

Alpaca Show Success for Beck Brow

We have had a fantastic start to the show season. Firstly at the British Alpaca Society National Show, which was held in Telford in March, and attracted 560 entries from 100 breeders. Getting any kind of broad ribbon as such a large show, and one that attracts some of very best alpacas in the UK, […]

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  04/04/2017   No comments
Crusader’s First Cria

Crusader’s First Cria

February is usually about enduring the last of the winter mud and cold winds, and looking forward to spring and the start of the showing season. However we have had a couple of reasons to celebrate over the last couple of weeks. Firstly it was good news from New Zealand, with the safe arrival of […]

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  13/02/2017   4 comments
Beck Brow Cria born 2016

Beck Brow Cria born 2016

We now have the majority of our 2016 born cria weaned, with the final group due to cut the apron strings next month. Halter training has commenced, and they are on the whole doing well, only Hip Hop (our bottle fed) decided to do the ‘lay down and act dead’ performance. However, when this did […]

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  21/01/2017   No comments
Cooking Up The Perfect Alpaca…

Cooking Up The Perfect Alpaca…

Oh how I dislike January…dark, wet and muddy…very muddy. I have to remind myself that it is the same every year, and all will be lovely again by spring. So to keep myself chipper and looking forward to sunnier times, I have started making my mating decisions for this summer. We are fortunate to have […]

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  10/01/2017   No comments