New Breeders Course
This is a British Alpaca Society (BAS) affiliated course is aimed at novice alpaca breeders or those new to breeding. It is ideal for those approaching their first breeding season with births due in Summer 2019 or those thinking of buying female alpacas to start a breeding herd.
As BAS)Affiliate Trainers Yew Tree Alpacas are affiliated to run BAS approved courses which use a set of modules approved by BAS. This course is a BAS affiliate course and will use modules approved by them.
The BAS modules 6-8 will be covered;
- The Alpaca, what to look for
- Breeding & Mating
The course will be a mix of theory and practical sessions and will be split into two main sections; In the morning, what to look for in an alpaca (conformation and fleece) and options for breeding & mating. In the afternoon, birthing alpacas, covering preparation before the day, the birthing period and post natal care. We will also cover common birthing problems, when its time to get your vet and advice when problems after birth with dam and/or young cria. Yew Tree Alpacas has bred over 40 alpacas since 2009 and has a detailed knowledge and experience of birthing and the issues which can arise before and after birth.
Lunch will be provided, also coffee/tea & biscuits at the start and end of the day
Hard copy handouts and a certificate of completion are also included in the cost.
We can take a maximum of seven participants on this course.