Bozedown Alpacas
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September/October Newsletter

Well, hot dry weather and almost no grass through this summer meant that our alpacas didn’t suffer from worm burdens, and in July we were able to move them onto clean pastures that still had a touch of green here and there. However, in August there was just dead grass everywhere. We fed winter rations […]

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July/August Newsletter

Our last cria for 2018 was born on 24h July, after almost a whole 12 months gestation, with last mating date of 27th July 2017. So, a long wait for our prizewinning huacaya fawn female Bozedown Elemental, who then produced a beautiful healthy light brown female cria, weighing in at 8.1 kilos….. read more

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June Newsletter

Our birthing season is in full swing. Crias are weighed as soon as possible after birth. Any cria with a birth weight below seven kilos may be given an IgG blood test to check for possible failure of passive transfer (FPT). We find that a low birth weight compromises them in some way and a […]

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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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