This poor little girl lost her mum to a mystery illness, and needed bottle feeding for several months to regain her condition. After she was weaned from a milk bottle, she kept on taking plain water in the bottle, from very attached carers, for a few months.
This enormous girl is our last born alpaca and holds great promise as a guard animal due to her feisty nature and size. Pictured here with her protective mother
As a small enterprise, we can afford to actively manage our birthing season. This involves using alpacas as guard animals, using fox lights in the paddocks, housing our ewes during and after lambing and even tying stockings around lambs necks (an old trick from a western Vic sheep farmer)