Bozedown Alpacas
The Premier UK Alpaca Breeder, Breeding Champions Since 1989

May 2018

The arrival of our first few new crias coincided with the first few days of shearing. Two were premature, and so Mary-Jo’s mum Rosemary, over from Canada, took over their care. At 3.4 kilos, Teddy was one of the smallest crias ever to survive. A big ‘thank you’ to Claire Whitehead of Camelid Vet Services […]

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2018 Bozedown Show Results

We had a tremendous start to the BAS National Show weekend, with Champion and Reserve Champion White Suri Fleeces for Jet Stream and Ice King, followed by Supreme Champion Suri Fleece for Jet Stream: A Great Result for Bozedown’s new jointly owned Suri Synergy Studs. Judges Choice Suri Fleece went to our lovely fawn female […]

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March 2018

March arrived with quite a punch this year – all that snow and arctic conditions! We hope you all made it through the adverse weather. Even here in the South we were hard pressed to keep up with water demands for our 700 alpacas; the more hay they ate, the more water they needed……….(read more)

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January 2018

January is the month when we get all the weanlings, almost 200 of them, evaluated, named and registered. Several of our younger Stud males had their first progeny on the ground last year………(read more)

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Christmas 2017

December is weaning time at Bozedown, and after last year’s successful all-at-the-same-time-weaning, this year we have repeated that. The crias all had their second dose of vitamins A,D & E when they were weaned, weeks we shall do faecal testing again to make sure we can keep them clear of parasites, ….. (Read More)

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October/November

This year’s crias are growing apace – some of them are already almost as big as their dams and really tucking into the Camelibra! We’re putting it down to the great body condition that the dams came out of last winter. Good condition, good birth weights, plenty of grass this year, plenty of milk. It […]

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On the Farm August/September 2017

Iain finally got our hay cut in mid-July, and then had nice big round bales made. After that he and Ewan set to at cria shearing (just the huacayas which are at least 4 weeks old): it makes sure we have much cleaner fleeces when we shear them next year. Read more here 2017 August/September […]

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On the Farm June/July 2017

As time goes on we are finding some more interesting results from our feed trials. In spring the grass took a long time to get going; then finally it did and there was lots; then in June the hot weather hit and everything dried up very quickly. However, in spite of the vagaries in the […]

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On the Farm May 2017

It was jolly cold for shearing, starting on 19th April, but also the driest shearing ever. Being alongside the river Thames we have nearly always had damp fleeces in the mornings, although now we do suris first thing (as they tend to be drier generally) it’s not so bad. Then we would have had skirted […]

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On the Farm April 2017

Most of our huacaya crias have beautiful clean fleeces ready for shearing. However, 8 of them were just too young when we did the cria shearing at the end of July last year, and their fleeces are now somewhat dirty and contaminated – such a shame. We highly recommend cria shearing any crias over 3 […]

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