Spring farming, trading and shows

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This is always a busy time of year for us with Spring farm tasks, trade stands and alpaca shows – it hardly seems possible a month has passed since our last news update! First up in November we were busy dealing with weeds that have got away over the long wet winter. A sudden change in the weather from endless rain to endless sun meant many species of weeds had to be dealt with fast. The first weekend in November was the Manawatu show, where NightShade attended her first competition as an Intermediate, and once again walked away with a 1st prize. Eclipse also took 1st prize in his section, and HollyAnna a 3rd in hers.

The 20th of November saw us attend Rathkeales colleges Christmas Fete with Amber and her adorable cria Geneva, plus Impulse to keep them company. They were a very popular exhibit!

We are also in the middle of shearing, with our final group to be shorn on 1 December, and we have about 8 cria due over the coming month, plus planned attendances at the Pahiatua Christmas Parade, and the Mauriceville Fair.

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Show Types:   A definition of the different types of alpaca show

Alpaca Profiles – Coonawarra Julius
Alpaca Profiles – Somerset Peruvian Black Reign

Very few black studs reach the level of recognition paid to white and fawn males. The most outstanding black of our time has to be Coonawarra Julius, while another making an impact is the Australian based Peruvian import, Somerset Peruvian Black Reign. We are proud that our own Pejo Rebel features both of these top blacks in his pedigree – and see the power of pedigree at work in Rebels offspring.

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