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Summer opening is 10.00 till 16.00
1st April to 30 September
Last Food Orders at 16:00
Winter opening is 10.00 to 16.00
1st October to 31 March
Last Food Orders at 15:30
Alpaca Birthing Courses
Where do Alpacas Come from?
All the information to answer the questions are on our website
Good birth management is of paramount importance if you are going to successfully develop and grow your Alpaca herd. Good birthing begins with daily checks and care for your Alpacas in ways that ensure continued good health. Successful breeding and birthing and ultimately successful fleece production are all the result of good husbandry.
At Mayfield Alpacas we run a series of husbandry courses throughout the year and can tailor the content to suit your individual requirements around the preparations and equipment needed to maximise successful birthing and what to do when something goes wrong.
Elaine has now trained dozens of individuals in birthing techniques including existing Alpaca owners, potential customers, students and farmers wishing to diversify. Although most births will go ahead without a hitch, sometimes the unexpected occurs, this is when confidence brought about through training pay dividends.
A typical one day course would cover the following subjects
- Housing / Bedding
- Birthing equipment
- Contents of the “Birthing Box”
- Birthing procedures
- When to let nature take it’s course
- Spotting an emergency
- When to call in the vet
- What to do once the Cria is on the ground
- Checking for milk
- Ensuring Passive Transfer takes place
- How to read Alpaca Behaviour
- Weighing equipment and monitoring weight gain
We are passionate about our animals, please come and share in our passion.
We believe that Mayfield Alpacas Husbandry care is second to none and that’s why we feel confident to be able to provide you with the best training………from start to finish.