Jo is an affiliated trainer for the British Alpaca society authorised to deliver their approved training material for the Introduction to alpacas course and also a BAS Judge. We started breeding alpacas in 2012 and really enjoy sharing our experience and what we have learnt along the way. We hold various courses for people new to alpacas or have a few alpacas and want to know more ( introduction to alpacas course ) or for owners (Practical alpaca course, Breeding and Birthing , Fleece assessment , advanced alpaca assessment etc)
We assist you to find accommodation locally and also Bed and Breakfast here at the farm. We are offering course dates for 2023 and will be adding further courses in the next few months.
The BAS introduction to alpaca course is split into two day workshops. you can attend either one or both workshops and we give a discount for more that one person from a farm /couples.
You will learn all you need to know about keeping alpacas with both practical and theory presentation which are in small friendly groups. Ongoing support is always offered after the course and a comprehensive handout and a certificate of completion is given at the end of the course . Refreshments are provided throughout the day and a hot lunch is also provided.
Module 1: Feeding and basic mangement
Module 2: Vaccination, Supplements, Illness and Ailments
Module 3: Handling alpacas
3a Herding and catching / 3b) Fitting a headcollar / 3c) Basic Halter Training
Module 4: The Alpaca – What to look for
Module 5: Understanding Shearing day
Module 6: Fleece what to do with it
Module 7: Breeding and Mating
Module 8: Birthing
Module 9: Marketing your alpaca business
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“Module 1 to 3 are covered on Day 1
Modules 4 to 9 on Day 2
Cost is £95 ( incl Vat) per day with a discount for couples / same farm
Bookings can be made by clicking the “Book a course” button and selecting the date and course you would like to attend. If you do not see a date you can attend please call us to have a chat and we can see what we can do to help.
Next course Dates
16th and 17th August 2023
Please contact us as there maybe more dates we are about to arrange