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Episode #1: Shearing

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Before and after

El Barto before shearing–2007

El Barto after shearing–2007

Evergreen Terrace Farms www.et-farms.com

Alpacas in the News
This week’s items are from ARI email bulletins. Details can be found at http://aims.alpacaregistry.com

  • EPD committee appointed
  • National Alpaca Farm Days
  • ARI website update “Herd Update” option

Alpaca Basics—Basics of shearing

Where to find shearers
Local alpaca affiliate

Shearing Methods

The table method

On the Farm—So, how did our shearing day go?
It was better than what happened to Steve Hull (http://timberlakefarms.net/dork.html) the first time he tried it.

Conclusion — If you missed anything, check out our website at www.pacatalk.com, or drop us a note at show@pacatalk.com. There are links on the website to useful alpaca sites and good books for alpaca farmers of all experience levels.

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