Tuesday, 18 May 2010
A Hose Pipe Ban!
I was pleased to hear that BAS now have the 400 alpacas required to carry out the bTB blood testing project. A big thank you to all those who put animals forward as we will all benefit from this. Brain Raine (Town End) kindly gave us feedback from the welfare group's second meeting; There is hope that bTB will be back on the political agenda as both the Conservatives and the Lib Dems had the erradication of bTB within their manifestos. A group has been created to lobby the case for a reliable alpaca test. A glimmer of hope?
A couple of the girls who are getting closer to their due dates had their Lambivac injections today. The rest will wait until after shearing. I have been in contact with Ben Wheeler (our shearer) and all being well he will be with us the first week in June. I believe that there is to be a new code of conduct regarding biosecurity for shearers. Probably a bit late for this year! I am so looking forward to seeing them all naked with only their ankle socks left on.
As I didn't manage to get a water action shot that actually included an alpaca and water in the photo, I have had to make do with a photo of Hoity Toity and Pepsi Lola looking rather perky in the sunshine (see below)
On other subjects; All I will say is 374 days....