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Winter at Beck Brow Alpacas

Winter at Beck Brow Alpacas

No review of the year for 2020… I am not sure why that is…let me think…oh yes, we haven’t been up to much! Snow at Beck Brow Far from true of course, because work on the farm has continued very much as normal. Snow and ice have kept us busy filling up haylage racks, mucking […]

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  17/01/2021   No comments
Heading into Autumn at Beck Brow Alpacas

Heading into Autumn at Beck Brow Alpacas

The Final Births of 2020 At last the birthing season is complete. After a flourish of births during May and early June, and a trickle during July, we were left with just three females due to birth in August. Whilst hanging around for the final births might have been a bit of a drag, especially […]

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  16/09/2020   No comments
Life at Beck Brow Alpacas

Life at Beck Brow Alpacas

Life Goes On Pandemic or no pandemic, our summer on the alpaca farm has pretty much carried on as normal. We make the occasional trip out to M&S for food (which takes a bit longer) and the wine deliveries keep on arriving (if a bit later) and the rain keeps on pouring (despite the fair […]

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  23/07/2020   No comments
It’s a cria fest at Beck Brow Alpacas

It’s a cria fest at Beck Brow Alpacas

Well, with 40 cria births due in May, the weather could not have been kinder. It has felt like we are in the South of France, sipping our evening glass of wine and watching the newborn cria frolic in the warmth of the evening sun. June has brought some much-needed rain, but mainly during the […]

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  18/06/2020   No comments
Spring but not as we know it…

Spring but not as we know it…

As I haven’t written a blog for seven months I have a lot of previously unpublished drivel to share – during the current difficult circumstances I might have to rely on older material unless you wish to read about me ironing socks and counting loo rolls… Covid-19 lockdown This is normally the time that the […]

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  02/04/2020   4 comments
Birthing and Cria 2019 at Beck Brow Alpacas

Birthing and Cria 2019 at Beck Brow Alpacas

Well, that’s it all over for another year. Such anticipation. Such joy (and occasional sorry). It always goes far too quickly… Birthing 2019 has finished at Beck Brow. Of course, the anticipation for 2020 begins immediately. Will all the analysis of breeding decisions bring the rewards expected? That’s the biggest and most important challenge of […]

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  26/08/2019   No comments
Spring at Beck Brow Alpacas

Spring at Beck Brow Alpacas

It has been a year since Paul took the plunge and decided to take the job title of Full-time Alpaca Farmer (although he claims not to have read the job description outlining the alpaca poop duties). This means that alpaca husbandry tasks are now undertaken during the week and in daytime hours. The adult alpacas […]

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  17/05/2019   No comments