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The Alpaca Podcast for all things alpaca. Alpaca Tribe is for anyone who feels a connection with alpacas. It is for exisiting owners, everyone interested in keeping alpacas, people working with alpaca fleece or providing alpaca services, or those who are just alpaca mad. With our guests, we will look at getting into keeping alpacas; making the most of the ones you have got (and enjoying it); ways to use the fleece, not just store it; opportunities to develop business activities relating to alpacas; and growing in your experience, wherever you are starting. Each week we will be talking to people like you and to breeders, vets, producers and professionals. The Alpaca Tribe Podcast is your place for wisdom, guidance and great stories about all things alpaca, from people who know because they have already done it. Join the tribe at alpacatribe.com

The Alpaca Podcast for all things alpaca. Alpaca Tribe is for anyone who feels a connection with alpacas. It is for exisiting owners, everyone interested in keeping alpacas, people working with alpaca fleece or providing alpaca services, or those who are just alpaca mad. With our guests, we will look at getting into keeping alpacas; making the most of the ones you have got (and enjoying it); ways to use the fleece, not just store it; opportunities to develop business activities relating to alpacas; and growing in your experience, wherever you are starting. Each week we will be talking to people like you and to breeders, vets, producers and professionals. The Alpaca Tribe Podcast is your place for wisdom, guidance and great stories about all things alpaca, from people who know because they have already done it. Join the tribe at alpacatribe.com
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United Kingdom

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The Alpaca Podcast for all things alpaca. Alpaca Tribe is for anyone who feels a connection with alpacas. It is for exisiting owners, everyone interested in keeping alpacas, people working with alpaca fleece or providing alpaca services, or those who are just alpaca mad. With our guests, we will look at getting into keeping alpacas; making the most of the ones you have got (and enjoying it); ways to use the fleece, not just store it; opportunities to develop business activities relating to alpacas; and growing in your experience, wherever you are starting. Each week we will be talking to people like you and to breeders, vets, producers and professionals. The Alpaca Tribe Podcast is your place for wisdom, guidance and great stories about all things alpaca, from people who know because they have already done it. Join the tribe at alpacatribe.com

Twitter:

@TribeAlpaca

Language:

English

Contact:

447881626634


Episodes

Alpacappella Jewellery with Marta Kwasniewicz

4/24/2019
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Marta Kwasniewicz designs and produces beautiful jewellery with alpaca fibre using a range of techniques including Kumihimo the Japanese braiding technique.

Duration:00:25:05

Ted & Bessie - sustainable and ethical alpaca knitwear

4/17/2019
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Ted & Bessie is the great trading name for Catherine Price who designs and produces sustainable and ethical knitwear from alpaca fibre. Hear her talk about the journey and the challenges overcome to achieve this.

Duration:00:25:33

Handling and starting well with alpacas with Julie Taylor-Browne

4/10/2019
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With 20 years of alpaca and llama experience, Julie Taylor-Browne is a champion of sensible and sensitive handling of alpacas to get the best from them and care for them well. Well qualified and experienced Julie is a great source of alpaca common sense

Duration:00:26:42

BAS Show Reflections by Steve Heatherington

4/3/2019
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A personal and eclectic reflection on the BAS National Alpaca Show 2019 by Steve Heatherington. We also catch up with Jeremiah Owen and his experience of his first alpaca show in California.

Duration:00:24:29

Topical Alpaca Tips from Steve Heatherington

3/27/2019
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A small selection of topical tips for alpacas as we enter the Spring. From mating, to shearing, to birthing there are things to be thinking about and preparing for. As a bonus there are some equipment suggestions too. Have a spring clean sort out and get ready for the new season.

Duration:00:12:50

Jeremiah Owen of Southern California

3/20/2019
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Jermiah Owen might have some Welsh roots if you go back far enough but he and his family are well established in Southern Califonia with the recent additions to the ranch - 7 suri alpacas. Hear about his journey so far, what he is learning along the way and how much he is enjoying it.

Duration:00:24:45

Mike Griffiths of Greenside Alpacas

3/13/2019
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A conversation with Mike Griffiths of Greenside Alpacas in Cumbria, Northwest England. He and his wife have kept alpacas since 2001 and his herd is currently around 100. We explore when he first met alpacas and how he came to be keeping them.

Duration:00:24:09

Tynewedd Alpacas in Carmarthenshire - Steve & Emma Cooper

3/6/2019
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Join me in conversation with Steve Cooper who together with his wife Emma, in the last three years has grown both in herd numbers and in developing alpaca fleece products for sale in a variety of Farmer's Markets.

Duration:00:16:23

Moving experiences with alpacas - Steve Heatherington

2/27/2019
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Some thoughts about moving your alpacas from one place to another. Mostly this is straightforward but you would be amazed at the complications that can arise if you don't keep your wits about you.

Duration:00:08:24

Knowing your alpacas - Steve Heatherington

2/20/2019
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Caring well for your alpacas is helped immensely by knowing what is normal for alpacas in general and what is normal for your alpacas in particular. Steve Heatherington looks at ways you can answer these questions and enjoy the process of knowing your alpacas.

Duration:00:09:07

Hannah Williams of Penrhallt Alpacas

2/13/2019
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Learn from an experienced and successful breeder of alpacas based on the beautiful Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Her journey will inspire and encourage people thinking of keeping alpacas, or those who already have some. Possibilities with fleece and learning to be confident and fulfilled owners with happy and healthy alpacas.

Duration:00:25:56

Could I keep alpacas? Questions to answer before you buy

2/6/2019
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How to plan and prepare for success keeping alpacas. What you need to know before buying an alpaca. Steve Heatherington offers 5 questions to ask yourself plus a bonus extra 5 questions.

Duration:00:12:09

Alpaca Tribe - Episode 5 - Nick and Jo Davies on adding alpacas to holiday accommodation

1/30/2019
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Alpacas can contribute greatly to many things you already do. Nick and Jo Davies added them to a holiday-let business and found people love having them as part of their visit. Plenty to learn but very rewarding follow their journey.

Duration:00:20:07

Alpaca Tribe - Episode 4 - Tanya Russell on learning to cope with an instant herd

1/23/2019
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A conversation with sculptor and alpaca owner, Tanya Russell on the delights and challenges of a new herd.

Duration:00:17:16

Alpaca Tribe - Episode 3 - Jen Delucia on fibre

1/16/2019
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An interview with Jen Delucia who hand spins, dyes and weaves wall hangings with alpaca fiber. Her story of getting started and pointers for people wanting to explore using alpaca fiber.

Duration:00:48:33

Alpaca Tribe - Episode 2

1/9/2019
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A good introduction to some of the issues around keeping alpacas and things that will make your life simpler as you learn about these fascinating animals. Steve Heatherington interviews Rowan Flindall-Shayle about her experience of discovering how to best care for these fascinating animals and the satisfaction and enjoyment this can bring.

Duration:00:16:47

Alpaca Tribe - Episode 1

1/2/2019
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This is the first episode of the new alpaca tribe podcast and introduces your host, Steve Heatherington and his experience getting started with Welsh Valley Alpacas in South Wales. The Alpaca Tribe is for people with the alpaca gene, who somehow feel connected to these amazing animals.

Duration:00:09:17

Alpaca Tribe - Trailer

12/16/2018
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A trailer introducing the Alpaca Tribe podcast for all things alpaca. Discussion with guests on a wide range of topics relating to keeping alpacas, working with their fleece and providing alpaca services. If you have the alpaca gene you need to be part of the alpaca tribe. Need help or want to know more? This is your place for wisdom guidance and great stories on all things alpaca.

Duration:00:01:11