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The benefits include exercise; a sense of well-being, stress reduction, emotional well-being and peace and tranquillity, writes Joe Phelan.
A few days later, Samson was on the ground again, so I decided to take him to my vet, this time; however he did not recover and died on route, writes Joe Phelan.
Alpacas are always scratching and grooming thus mites can spread quickly. Mites are highly infectious, so it’s important to treat all others that are in contact with the infected alpaca.
The hay is like an internal furnace for them and generates heat for them and the feed gives them additional vitamins and trace elements and energy, writes Joe Phelan.
Worming; parasite treatments and the next round of vitamins were on ‘Alpaca Joe’s’ agenda when he returned from Peru.
The Chaccu is where the wild Vicunas are rounded-up annually for shearing; each Vicuna is shorn every second year, writes Joe Phelan.
‘Alpaca Joe’ is on a working holiday in Peru - the home of the alpaca. He outlines the history of alpacas and the improvement of the breed in this update.
Halter training generally takes 4 weeks but some progress faster than others - ‘Alpaca Joe’ provides some tips as part of this week’s update.
‘Alpaca Joe’ responded to queries from potential alpaca purchasers and continued his attempt to link up with people interested in using alpaca fibre.
Meet our newest contributor Joe Phelan who farms 55 alpacas in Co. Wicklow. Here is his first weekly update.