Langaton Alpacas

Langaton Alpacas

Support and Training Services

Pre Purchase and Post Purchase Support

For many people stepping into the world of farming alpacas may initially seem a little daunting. This will not last for long. In order to provide reassurance to prospective purchasers and new owners alike we give personal and friendly support and advice for as long as is necessary. This may be in the form of:

  • Advice on paddock set-up and pasture management
  • Collection and return of animals for stud if required
  • Shearing, toe-nail clipping and tooth maintenance (carried out by our experienced shearer, Colin Ottery)
  • Routine vaccinations (whilst animals are at stud)
  • Livery service if required
  • Pregnancy scanning by ultrasound
  • Herd appraisal and advice on breeding strategies

All routine husbandry tasks can be learned by attending one of our Alpaca Husbandry Courses.
 

Training Courses at the Alpaca Training Centre

The Alpaca Training Centre was set up in January 2004 and is the only dedicated training centre in the UK. Our converted milking parlour has now become a heated classroom with exhibition area and catering facilities, providing year round courses suitable for all abilities, such as:

  • Introduction to keeping alpacas
  • Shearing alpacas (beginners & improvers)
  • Alpaca Husbandry (standard)
  • CameliDynamics
  • Alpaca husbandry (Advanced)
  • Fibre to market
  • Show preparation and showing
  • Spinning
  • Alpaca Assessment
  • Alpaca assessment (advanced)
  • Breeding Programmes
  • BAS Judge Training Courses
Alpaca Training Centre

Courses for 2014

Set out below is our current schedule of courses - a brief description of each course is summarised below the table.

COURSE

DATE

COST INCLUDING VAT

Standard Husbandry*

Friday 25th April 2014
10 am to 4 pm

105.00

Shearing

Wednesday 7th May 2014
10 am to 4 pm

110.00

Shearing

Thursday 8th May 2014
10 am to 4 pm

110.00

Standard Husbandry*

Friday 6th June 2014
10 am to 4 pm

105.00

Standard Husbandry*

Friday 18th July 2014
10 am to 4 pm

105.00

Standard Husbandry*

Friday 5th September 2014
10 am to 4 pm

105.00

Alpaca Husbandry (Standard)

A one day course suited to the new owner or someone looking to farm alpacas who already have some basic livestock experience. This is a practical course covering the general husbandry tasks of handling, halter-training, vaccinations, foot-trimming etc.
* Private “one to one” courses also available at 175.00 including VAT.

Shearing Courses

Shearing courses are run in the spring and are suitable for both beginners and improvers. Our experienced shearer Colin Ottery joins us for the day to assist with this course and numbers are strictly limited to give individual attention.

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Tailor-made ‘One to One’ Courses

If you require assistance in any aspects of keeping alpacas which do not fall into the above categories, we are prepared to offer a ‘One to One’ course, tailor-made to the individual’s requirements. If you would like to discuss this then please telephone us.

What to Bring

Please come prepared for the variable Devon weather and draughty barns
Wellies and overalls are required for practical aspects
Lots of questions and a sense of humour!

Refreshments and Accommodation details

Lunch is provided on one-day courses and coffee, tea etc is available all day.

We have a list of excellent bed and breakfast establishments nearby – details upon request.

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