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January 2012

"Alpaca News" Archive for January 2012

Alpaca trio head for Kent LifeKent News: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Heritage farm attraction Kent Life is set to welcome three mischievousAlpacas this February, the first time this species has been on view atthe park. Alpaca Action: Luxury Fiber Farming Lewiston Auburn Magazine: Monday, January 30, 2012
''Alpaca farmers like to say, 'We grow our mittens in our ownbackyard,''' said Robin Fowler, president of the Maine AlpacaAssociation (MAA). As an alpaca farmer herself, she knows ''an alpacafarmer is different from a traditional livestock farmer. It requires awhole different skill set.''
Alpaca Fur Store OpensWVNSTV.com: Sunday, January 29, 2012
We are not out of the cold just yet--when it comes to winter weather anda new business in Spanishburg is opening to help folks prepare for theelements.Fire Destroys Somers BarnNBC Connecticut: Friday, January 27, 2012
Firefighters spent much of Friday night battling a barn fire at analpaca farm in Somers.  The fire broke out just after 6PM Friday atClear Mountain Alpacas on Pioneer Heights. 
Since its establishment by the alpaca fibre processing industry inArequipa in 1984, the International Alpaca Association (IAA) has been atthe forefront of efforts to maintain the quality of alpaca fibre fromthe farm gate to the final consumer ever since. Prior to the formationof the IAA, the alpaca fibre sector was somewhat disorganised with awide range of fibre finenesses that were not always commerciallyrepeatable as well as blends with wool masquerading as 100% alpaca.SuppertimeThe Columbus Dispatch: Friday, January 27, 2012

Tom Quinn of the BlackDiamond Alpaca Farm feeds his herd of 29 alpacas at his barn inPataskala. Quinn raised cattle before switching to alpacas nine yearsago. He said raising the small animals, which are similar to llamas, isstress-relieving. He sells their wool for use in knitted and wovenitems. Quinn said he also hosts field trips for groups such as students,Girl Scouts and nursing-home residents.

Farmers market at art museum is perfect winter pairingTelegram Towns.com: Friday, January 27, 2012
Where can you get fresh vegetables, beautiful music,classic art, alpaca yarn and bat houses, sit in a pharaoh's chair or eatred velvet cake pops and giant chocolate chip cookies, all under oneroof? At the Fitchburg Farmers Winter Market at the Fitchburg ArtMuseum, of course.Alpaca rescued from riverHampshire Chronicle: Friday, January 27, 2012
IT WAS a chilly night in the River Test for this alpaca after he discovered a hole in his fence.Leading Alpaca Breeder Snowmass Alpacas Offers Elite Alpaca Genetics in Unprecedented SalePR.com: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Arguably the world’s most successful alpaca breeder, Snowmass Alpacas,is set to sell some of their key breeding stock that made them sosuccessful, along with a selection of their 2012 show string animals.Tiskilwa store features alpaca itemsbrcnews.com: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hats, sweaters, scarves, and gloves made with alpaca fleece areavailable at Tiskilwa Farms Alpacas Shop, which recently opened indowntown Tiskilwa.Exeter, R.I., appeals to skiiers, lovers of the outdoors, and alpacasThe Boston Globe: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What they lack in size and attractions, small towns make up for incharacter. Exeter, population 6,000, is a town as unique as it is small.The site of the state’s only ski area, it’s also home to two notablecemeteries, the windswept and gorgeous Rhode Island Veterans MemorialCemetery, and the Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery - where lies thebody of Mercy Brown, accused posthumously of being a vampire in thelate 19th century. The town has many places to enjoy the great outdoors,including the state’s biggest recreational property, and there are anumber of down-home dining options. Like to shop? Did we mention thealpaca farm?Alpaca at the libraryThe Gadsden Times: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I went to the Llama Llama Red Pajama party at the library this morning and Sandy the alpaca made an appearance.Alpacas introduce owner to world of fiber artsDonthan Eagle: Sunday, January 22, 2012
When Wynne Simmons started raising alpacas, the plan was to breed and sell the South American animals.New Ulm Resident Asked by Authorities to Remove His AlpacasKEYC TV: Friday, January 20, 2012
Authorities say Andrew Maurer had four alpacas behind his fence on his property.Hisintensions were to use the animals as organic lawnmowers, and sellalpaca fleece for $7 to $10 a pound. However, the city code in New Ulmprohibits non-traditional domestic animals on their property.City sends alpacas packingThe Journal: Friday, January 20, 2012
New Ulm Police got an unique complaint this week from a New Ulm resident: a neighbor was harboring illegal llamas.New marketing scheme for alpaca fleeceSouthern Weekly: Friday, January 20, 2012
Premium Alpaca is hoping to change Australia’s fleece market, with a newmarketing concept aiming to increase international demand for theluxury fibre. Alpacas right at home with Cedar County familyMarshfield Mail: Thursday, January 19, 2012
After living in Midland, Texas, for most of their lives Jay andHeidi Pinard thought it was time for a change. They wanted to raisetheir three sons — Zack, Tyler and Logan— in a rural setting. Afterlooking at a few places, the Pinards decided to purchase 37 acresnear Stockton, where the family eventually would move to in 2005.Jay decided he wanted to have a ranch where he could raiselivestock.Snow Alpaca sighting in PuyallupKING5.com: Monday, January 16, 2012
Wanting to do something out of the ordinary, we did not want a regularsnowman in our yard...so we put a twist on a classic and made a snowalpaca! It is truely one of a kind and is attracting much attention inthe neighborhood so we built a baby snow alpaca as well. What a work ofart!Doll enthusiasts share love at showThe Marretta Times: Monday, January 16, 2012
Hundreds of people made their way past tables loaded with dolls, teddybears and other stuffed animals during the 21st annual Teddy Bear andDoll Show and Sale at Marietta's Lafayette Hotel on Sunday.Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre to host alpaca convention Sunday Mercury: Monday, January 16, 2012

IT IS thehome to the world famous Crufts dog show. But this year Birmingham’sNational Exhibition Centre will host an animal extravaganza with adifference – an alpaca convention.

Wanted: more alpaca fleeceStock Journal: Monday, January 16, 2012
ALPACA is said to be the fibre of the gods, but Australia's alpaca fleece market is yet to reach stellar heights.
Alpaca Felting Workshop to be held January 27-28North Texas e-News: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Calling allcrafters!  How about starting out 2012 by learning how to felt withnatural fibers?  Under the direction of Sherry Watkins, fiber artistextraordinaire from Loudon,TN, we will be : ALPACA UNITED ENTERS PHASE TWO OF DEVELOPMENT, HAHN ASSUMES NEW ROLE.Alpaca United: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Chair Lee Liggett, on behalf of the Board of Directors and CEO Nick Hahnhave jointly announced the successful completion of Phase One of theCompany’s business strategy targeting increased awareness for NA AlpacaFiber on the commercial textile, designer, retail and consumer levels.
Call for alpaca on the menuTasmania Mercury: Thursday, January 13, 2012TASMANIA'S premium alpacafleece is commanding high prices but an industry leader has suggestedthere could be a future in alpaca meat.
Large Number of Alpaca Dead In Callalli Region of ArequipaI Love Peru.com: Wednesday, January 12, 2012
According to mayor Ángel Vilcahuamán Puma, heavy snowfall in thesouthern region of Arequipa has resulted in the recent death of 3,680alpaca. The snowfall and subsequent loss of livestock occurred ataltitudes between 3.800 and 5.000 meters high. The death toll had thelargest impact on pregnant and baby alpaca. Callalli is reported to bethe home of about 80,000 alpaca.Museum's Family Day to feature Peru San Angelo Standard Times: Wednesday, January 12, 2012
Long-necked, woolly alpacas will be special guests for Family Day at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.Venture puts a new spin on artsOak Bay News: Wednesday, January 12, 2012A passion for fibre arts earned Stephanie Papik, owner of Knotty byNature, the Business of the Year award at the third annual B.C.Aboriginal Business Awards.After 120 years, area family farm switches from horses to alpacasSunGazette.com: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Mike and Elizabeth Longstreth are the husband and wife team behind LazyMeadows Alpacas, a Hughesville farm and mill and Muncy store.A farm yarn: Fill-in farmers get a knack for lovable, prankish alcapaSun Journal: Sunday, January 8, 2012
At Village Farm Alpacas in Waldoboro, there are many gates.National Western Stock Show alpacas visit 9NEWS9NEWS: Saturday, January 7, 2012
News interview with the Dorbands.Joint Eblast — ARI and AOBA Examine Future of Alpaca IndustryARI: Friday, January 6, 2012
As announced in a joint AOBA-ARI eBlast and both organizationsnewsletters, the two organizations have begun a joint strategic planningeffort aimed at determining the best path forward for the NorthAmerican alpaca industry as it pertains to AOBA and ARI.Hopefield Animal Sanctuary provides home for rescued alpacasBrentwood Gazette: Friday, January 6, 2012
MEET Harry, who faces a brighter future thanks to Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.$13K Reward For Information About Slain Alpacas In Essex Madison Patch: Friday, January 6, 2012
The owner of an Essex Alpaca farm says generous donors have allowed himto increase the reward for information leading to a conviction. Theanimals died from stab wounds, according to state police investigators.Reward in alpaca stabbing case increased to $13,000The Middletown Press: Thursday, January 5, 2012
An Ivoryton alpaca farm owner has increased the reward amount to $13,000for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible forstabbing four of his animals.Property damage investigation in CedarvilleJournalStandard.com: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Stephenson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report ofcriminal damage to property (over $500) that occurred at around 1:26a.m. on Dec. 2, 2011, in the 5400 block of West Richland Road in ruralCedarville.Alpacas warm feet and hearts for Honeoye familyMPNnow.com: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
When Casey Mantione got into alpaca farming, he never knew he would have such a personal connection with the animals.Playful creaturesThe Daily Iberian: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
"Watch out she's going to spit," said Dr. Ed Lisecki.
‘Shearing’ the love at Cowboy Camelids Alpaca Ranch and Gift ShopValencia County News Bulletin: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Maybe you need to spend a day with an alpaca. Or a whole herd of 16 forthat matter at Cowboy Camelids Alpaca Ranch in Bosque Farms, where Billand Angela Richardson and their 3-year-old son, Travis, raise alpacasand operate an alpaca ranch and gift store.

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