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Added to website: 7 March 2013

County Alpacas come to Saltaire

County Alpacas will be at Victoria Hall Craft Fair on 28th April, 2013

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Alpaca, courtesy of Shaun Daniel

Shaun Daniel of County Alpacas writes: For the last eight years, I’ve run a small alpaca farm with my wife, Julie. We’re based in the Yorkshire Pennines just outside Halifax and we’ve become part of the local scene attending many fairs and markets. We also visit schools in the area with our alpacas, as part of the curriculum demonstrating “field to fashion”.

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We’re obviously very interested in alpacas! We formed the Yorkshire Alpaca Group which has over 70 members and for 2 years I served as the Chairman of the Board for the British Alpaca Society, representing the National membership of 1500 people. A big highlight was being invited to chair the World Alpaca Conference, held last April at Keble College in Oxford. I saw through the development of the first verifiable test for tuberculosis in camelids, which involved 12 months of research at DEFRA’s Scientific Research facility in Weybridge.

We’ve recently retired from full time work to spend more time developing our herd and we’re producing some fantastic alpaca products which will be on display at the Saltaire craft fair in April. I hope to spend more time writing about the history of alpaca and the current work being conducted to try and achieve the standards set by Salts Mill in its heyday.

If you are able, please come and see our stall at Victoria Hall on 28th April. We will be really pleased to be back in Saltaire which is, after all, the birth place of British Alpaca.


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