Alpaca Educational Workshop


Alpaca Educational Workshop Programme

10am – 4pm

Evaluating alpacas, both huacaya and suri – conformation and fleece characteristics: coverage, density, fineness, crimp (huacaya) lock structure (suri) and brightness/lustre.

Meet the alpaca, understand how to handle them and recognise good fleece and conformation.

You are invited to join us for a hot home-cooked lunch

Husbandry: health assessment and body scoring, care of fleece and teeth, toe nail trimming, worming, vaccinations, ear tagging, micro-chipping, keeping records. The importance of good halter fit.

Farm layout – grazing requirements, paddock care and improvement; fencing,
catch pens, sheds/shelters, watering system and handling procedures.

Alpacas’ nutritional requirements – feed, hay and supplements

Alpaca fleece – it’s value: shearing and production, through to finished garments.

Financial commitments – cost of alpaca keep.

4pm – Close.


£65 per person: includes workshop, bound course notes. (£60 each, for two bookings). Payment in full to secure booking.  Refunds given if we can fill the cancelled place/s. Payment is accepted by cheque (made out to Fowberry Alpacas) or Paypal in our on-line shop.

  • Minimum number of attendees for each workshop – three in total.
  • Workshop open to adults or accompanied children over twelve years old.
  • Warm clothing and boots (that can be dipped in disinfectant) recommended.
  • Alpaca Course Gift Voucher available.
  • Discounted purchase of any alpaca knitwear/products on the day.

Contact: Graham and Jenny MacHarg, Fowberry Alpacas Tel: 01653 619520