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British Alpaca Futurity 2012

Hall 3A National Exhibition Centre

Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 2012

A celebration of all things alpaca, the British Alpaca Futurity will be the first major show of 2012 featuring alpaca halter classes, an international fleece show, special ‘Introduction to Alpacas’ presentations for visitors, trade stands presenting alpaca products, workshops and seminars on textiles, alpaca health and genetics.

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The truth behind Alpaca guarding abilities

Many alpaca breeders in the U.K. are well aware of their alpacas’ guarding abilities. They know which of their alpacas will be pro-active towards a perceived threat and which alpacas might actually take action against that threat.  We hear of Australian sheep farmers whose alpacas chase away foxes, crows and birds of prey; take special care of newborn lambs and even lead sheep to safety during bush fires.  They also stop dingoes and foxes from killing newborns during the birthing process. What is the truth behind these stories and are British farmers unnecessarily losing lambs to fox predation?

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