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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
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
Review of the Year at Beck Brow Alpacas

Review of the Year at Beck Brow Alpacas

It has been such a busy year here at Beck Brow. I am not sure where to start? We have had a very successful show season, attending 6 halter shows and 3 fleece shows. We have amassed in 2016; 29 Championships, 10 Reserve Championships, 2 Judges Choice (fleece shows), and to top it all Beck […]

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  27/12/2016   No comments
A First Release for Lady Gaga

A First Release for Lady Gaga

Many of you will know of Ep Cambridge Lady Gaga, our beautiful light fawn female, purchased at the elite British Alpaca Futurity Auction in 2010. I still remember our precise bid of  £13,600          placed in the final seconds, and winning the online auction. Not an inconsiderable amount, but she has been […]

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  15/12/2016   No comments
A Critically Ill Cria.

A Critically Ill Cria.

In my last blog I mentioned that Beck Brow Indie Pop (a 5 month old cria) had been unwell, but appeared to be on the mend, and this continued to be the case for the next couple of days. However on Thursday morning (she had been seen by the vet the previous Saturday) something made […]

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  02/12/2016   4 comments
A New Era for Beck Brow Alpacas…

A New Era for Beck Brow Alpacas…

I have had to admit defeat…and this doesn’t happen very often…but I have had to agree with Paul; we are now far too busy for me to manage the farm without regular help (Paul helps but has a full time engineering job). We turned away work for our stud boys this year, because with 55 […]

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  21/11/2016   No comments
Alpaca Showtime 2016

Alpaca Showtime 2016

Having decided that I wanted to go down to Cambridge to watch Steve Ridout (Australian Alpaca Association judge) share his wisdom at Showtime 2016, it seemed silly not to take a few alpacas with me in the back of the van (Paul was staying home farm sitting). Thus I entered three intermediate males belonging to […]

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  01/11/2016   No comments
The Ups and Downs at Beck Brow Alpacas

The Ups and Downs at Beck Brow Alpacas

It has been a while since I have blogged…to be honest it’s because some of our news I would rather not share. However, that’s the trouble with blogging about your day to day life as an alpaca breeder; it’s isn’t always going to be good news. Blogging isn’t about only sharing news of our successes and achievements […]

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  20/10/2016   1 comment
It’s a Wrap

It’s a Wrap

Yipee…at last…at 362-days gestation Pandora has delivered our last cria of 2016. Born at 13.30 hrs today, here she is at three hours old. Another female sired by Goldmine and such a beautiful golden colour. The final tally; 20 to the girls and 14 to the boys. Quite a turnaround in the latter half of […]

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  15/09/2016   No comments
Beck Brow Alpacas By Numbers

Beck Brow Alpacas By Numbers

We are nearly there…only two more births, and with our last mating date due to be the 31st of August…the silly season is nearly over for 2016! We often get asked about our number of live births/successful matings etc, so for those of you who are interested here are some numbers…for those who are not; […]

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  24/08/2016   No comments