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Alpaca farm biosecurity

Animal Health Australia has put out a manual on farm biosecurity for grazing livestock at The manual provides a set of voluntary, cost-effective guidelines to help reduce the risk of disease entering… read more

To grind or not to grind?

With shearing upon us, a reminder that across-herd angle-grinding of alpaca incisor teeth should not be undertaken by your shearer. In Victoria, tooth grinding of sheep has been listed as a prohibited procedure… read more

Alpaca on the plate

A reminder to breeders who consume alpaca meat at home or sell animals for human consumption to avoid using drugs that are not registered for use in food-producing animals. These drugs appear… read more

Shearing time

Spring has sprung and it is time to book dates for shearing. Consider shearing machos earlier in spring as they tend to lose libido at this time of the year as days… read more