Here at Herts Alpacas we believe the best way of experiencing and learning about alpacas is at first hand . So come and join us on one of our comprehensive courses and work alongside us with our friendly herd, asking any questions you may have, handling the animals and even doing the ‘dirty’ jobs. These courses are all hands on and are designed to suit the needs of people wishing to enter the world of alpacas at any level whether your looking to keep a few alpacas as a hobby or starting your own alpaca business.
Introdutory course ( The first Monday in every month during March to November between Noon and 3pm )
This course is designed to give potential alpaca owners all the information they need to start keeping alpacas
Introduction to Alpacas - Handling - Welfare - Husbandry- Fencing - Feeding - Breeding - Alpacas for fun, as gaurds or a business in brief? - Walking on a halter plus lots more including plenty of time for questions and answers.
Cost Only £40 including VAT per person
Full day Intensive course (Run quaterly 10am - 4pm)
This course includes all aspects of our introductory course but looks at the following areas in greater depth
Alpaca fibre - Alpacas as a business, Showing alpacas, Breeding and Alpaca values.
Cost Only £75 including vat per person
Introduction to Birthing (Run monthly from April to September - approx 3 hours long)
This course is a must for anyone looking to breed alpacas or beginners with pregnant females. Increase your knowledge and confidence at birthing time.
The course includes
Pre-Natal care - Post-Natal care - The birthing stages - Care of the new born cria - Trouble shooting - The birthing box and questions and answers
Cost Only £40 including vat per person (FREE TO HERTS ALPACAS CUSTOMERS)
If you choose to purchase your alpacas from us we will reimburse the cost of any of the above courses.
For further details please call Nigel, Katie or Holly on 01763 271301.