Monthly Archives: February 2016
I just want to thank the Team at the British Alpaca Society National 2016 show this year for being so patient with us… why?
with half term gone and Easter looming, its all systems go to be ready. we have had numerous work experience students and Vet students here but this half term it was Jacobs turn. He really enjoyed learning about the Alpaca and our exceptional Biosecurity. It is easy to explain how the land is grazed with the 8ft lanes between the paddocks keeping the groups separate. these are ONLY grazed by the adjacent field ever and only when the paddock next to it is empty and being rested. our rotation system is fun and the cria tucked in when Jacob let them straight onto the “lane”
well done Jacob and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Well its crazy manic as usual and I have been accused of being quiet on the Kensmyth blog. well, I can only say that we have been busy with new Alpaca product lines, our stand at the Corn Hall and half term…
the day before Valentines is always romantic and with our ground here too wet to commence Alpaca walking just yet (booked ones forwarded in the diary) we had a fantastic day at the Corn Hall on 13th Feb.
our new product lines flew out of the door and we took numerous bookings for walks once we reopen on April 1st … no, not a Fools. We respect the ground here as it has to work for everybody and be safe.
with the recent rainy weather we have been catching up with some husbandry ADE injections, toenails and fleece assessments … really pleased with the weanlings fleeces. Some were great within weeks of birth but they have to keep the crimp coming and the standard up beyond weaning and onwards to be considered for future stud males. Fineness is critical… we are really pleased with this boy in particular…
what these photos show are flank, shoulder, rump, head etc – all with excellent crimp all over the boy!
FOX GUARDS AVAILABLE NOW – PROTECT YOUR LAMBS THIS SEASON
Alpaca are renowned for their guarding capabilities and protecting lambs. They walk towards the “predator”, make a loud noise, enough usually for the most persistent fox/crow etc.They also protect and keep company orphans.
Shorn annually providing excellent quality fleece, paddock grazers.
Kensmyth Stud have available castrated male Alpaca for sale ready for this job – and of course your enjoyment of their company and fleece too!
Biosecure, Closed herd, stock available all year round.
Used on farm for Alpaca walking (note they walk within farm ring fence only) with visitors, these are now for sale.
Castrated males, rising 3 years, one black and one fawn available now – sensible price to genuine home. Delivery within 40 mile radius can be arranged.
Please note these are halter trained, castrated and trailer trained as well.
Please view Alpaca Walking on www.kensmyth.com to see them in action with visitors to our Alpaca farm.
Helen@kensmyth.com Tel: 07799700587