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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 AlpacasBasic 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 10% 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!

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Good to know

Cost

The workshop costs £45 per person

Date

See available dates below!

Timing

This is a 4 hour online workshop running from 9:30am - 1:30pm (approx.)

Location

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.

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