Alpaca Workshops

Alpaca Handling and Management

NEW for SPRING 2019!

Our friendly and practical workshops offer something for every level; from absolute beginners to experienced alpaca owners. 

We can start you off with an Introduction to Alpacas Day, help you choose the right alpacas for your herd, build your confidence and skills with Animal Husbandry and Management days and offer instruction on Skirting and Sorting Fleeces. 

For those who want to knit and crochet with their own yarn, or who intend to sell their fibre commercially in future, see our Full-On Fleece Day  which includes a visit to a local alpaca mill to see processing in action. Students have the opportunity to put questions direct to mill staff. 

"Well, what a truly inspiring day I have had! I can't thank you enough. It was an absolute pleasure and a wonderful day."

 

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BRITISH ALPACA SOCIETY COURSES

Janet, a breeder of alpacas since 2008, is a British Alpaca Affiliate Trainer and an active BAS Welfare Committee member. She is qualified to offer all 11 BAS course modules and is trained to BAS Advanced Level. She has attended fibre courses held by Paul Vallely (Australian Alpaca Fibre Testing) and Cameron Holt (International School of Fibres, Australia). As part of her Continuing Professional Development, Janet regularly attends practical workshops on all aspects of alpaca husbandry and handling.

Our 2-day workshop events cover all 11 modules.

We have also grouped them into 3 one-day sessions, to meet the needs of students interested in specific topics.  

 Management Essentials
Modules 1 - 5
Breeding
Modules 6 - 8
Marketing & Selling
Modules 9 - 11

Catching your alpaca

Alpaca breeding Shearing

Fitting a head collar

Alpaca mating What to do with your fleece

Halter training

Birthing Marketing your alpaca business

Feeding and basic  management

Vaccination, worming and supplements 

WORKSHOP FORMAT

BAS Module 2 - Fitting a halter

Our workshops are practical, friendly, structured and fun. We work with small groups to give everyone plenty of learning time, so you can ask as many questions as you like. At the end of the training, we give you summary notes to refer to when you get home. We hold workshops during the week and at weekends. Thanks to our purpose-built facilities, our events take place even when it rains. 

WORKSHOP FEES, REFRESHMENTS, LUNCH, ACCOMMODATION, SUMMARY NOTES

  • Workshop fees range from £48 to £115 depending on the specific content of each event
  • VAT is included in the workshop fee
  • Lunch and refreshments are included in the workshop fee.
  • BAS summary notes are issued at the end of the workshop
  • For overnight accommodation before or during a workshop there are plenty of local AirBnB providers and a Premier Inn near Shrewsbury.

Together, with our wonderful herd of alpacas, we look forward to welcoming you to Titus Alpacas soon. Janet & Paul Ireland

           

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