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8. mai 2009

Klippedag for alpakkaene

Vi arrangerer våre klippinger gjennom alpacaNordica og har vært kjempefornøyde. Gene er en profesjonell klipper fra New Zealand og gjorde en kjempejobb i tillegg til å være en hyggelig fyr. Torsdag kveld ble bare en avslapningskveld etter deres lange reise.

Idag var det klipping og disse karene kan jobben sin! De gjorde en fin jobb med å separere 1., 2. og 3. sortering fiber, og alpakkaene ble virkelig pene. Paul fikset litt på tennene til Wayra, og så var vi ferdige. Fort gjort! Alle alpakkaene forholdt seg rolige gjennom hele prosedyren. Det ble gjort effektivt og snilt mot dyrene. De så rent forundret ut etterpå, og begynte ganske snart å beite rolig igjen.

Fra start til slutt:

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Tulla sto vakt:

klippedag 049 Tulla guarded the event

Varg gjorde ikke annet enn å se pen ut:

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Shearing day for the alpacas

We get our shearings through the alpacaNordica network and this year was a first for Gene from New Zealand who is a professional shearer specializing in alpacas. Additionally, he is also a great guy and so is Paul, husband of Ann Marie from Österlen Alpacka. We had a nice chat and dinner in the evening, before starting shearing this morning.

These guys knew what they were doing. Shearing without hurting the animals, sorting the fleece in three classes, and giving the alpacas a nice haircut to look good as well. Paul fixed Wayras teeth a little and they were done. Our girls were calm all the way through and made us real proud. They seemed a little confused about how quickly it was over, but soon started grazing again.

2 kommentarer/skriv:

Mark sa...

I assume that you are having nice weather in Norway. I sheared our herd last year, 36 animals (including friends) very hard work.

Next weekend we have a professional in to do the herd. 38 alpacas this year!

It's like they become a completely different species isn't it?

We have cold nights, so we're keeping them inside at night.

It never ceases to amaze me how different they look after shearing! It's good to rely on a professional, though. The result is (usually) a lot better, it's easier on your back, and it all runs so smoothly with shearing, checking nails, and checking and fixing teeth.

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