Online Alpaca Husbandry Workshop
What is Husbandry?
Animal husbandry is the day to day care and raising of animals which may, or may not be, for profit.
What will I learn?
Through this online alpaca husbandry workshop, you will learn the basics of how to look after alpacas, good care practices and get a feel for what's involved in being an alpaca keeper! See the itinerary here.
Who is this online alpaca husbandry workshop for?
Prospective alpaca keepers
New alpaca keepers
Seasoned alpaca keepers who want to brush up on best care practices for alpacas
Alpaca enthusiasts that would love to learn more about alpacas
If you are a staff member or volunteer of a zoo, farm park, rescue or sanctuary, let your manager know about this staff training page here.
Online Alpaca Husbandry Workshop Itinerary
The online alpaca husbandry workshop takes place over 4 hours and follows the below format:
9:30am - 10:45am | Alpaca 101, Requirements, Diet & Nutrition
Terminology, How Many Should I Have?, Anatomy & Conformation, Are Males Or Females Right For You, Diversification, Cost Of Purchase & Keeping Alpacas, Basic Requirements (including land, shelter, transportation, day to day care and social grouping), Diet & Nutrition, Vitamin Supplementation, Pasture Management
10:45am - 11am | Break
11am - 12:30pm | Husbandry, Disease & Parasites
Herd Kit Contents, Halters & Halter Training, Nail Trimming, Shearing, Teeth, Castration, Body Scoring, Summer Care, Record Keeping, Biosecurity Measures, Bovine Tuberculosis, How to Administer Medications & Vaccines, How to Reduce Parasites, Coccidiosis, Worming, Liver Fluke, Clostridial Disease, Mites
12:30pm - 1pm | An Introduction to Breeding & Cria Care
Basic Breeding Principles & Cycle, Style of Breeding Management, Birthing Kit Contents, Signs of Birthing, What to expect during and post birth, Basic Cria Care
1pm - 1:30pm | Open Q&A
Ask anything alpaca-related that's still tickling your brain!
ACCESS TO DISCOUNTED BONUS MATERIAL
At the end of the course, you will also receive a 55% Discount Code for the How To Look After Alpacas E-Guide which includes comprehensive notes of the entire workshop material for you to refer back to anytime!
Good to know
The workshop costs £45 per person
See available dates below!
This is a 4 hour online workshop running from 9:30am - 1:30pm (approx.)
Online via Zoom (the link to join will be sent to you a few days before the workshop takes place)
What you will need to take part
All you need is a device capable of running Zoom and an eagerness to learn about alpacas!
Alpaca Husbandry Workshop Terms & Conditions
Participants must be aged 14 years or older.
The fee, once paid, is non-refundable.
In the event you cannot attend the online alpaca husbandry workshop, you may reschedule to a different date (according to availability), when we are provided with a minimum of 14 days notice.