Ashwood Farm, Rookery Lane, Hinton, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8HL
A cria at Ashwood Alpacas
Supreme Champion Czar at Ashwood Alpaca
Alpacas for sale at Ashwood Alpacas
Alpaca with 14.5 micron fleece


Facilities Design
Prior to picking up your first alpacas, there are a number of practicalities you must consider. In addition, however well handled or halter trained your alpacas are, there will be times when you need to catch them for all sorts of reasons - such as welfare, shearing etc. The minimum you will need is some sort of pen, that you can hold them in while you vaccinate, toe trim or allow the vet easy access. If you have females, there may be an occasion where you need to pen a mother and cria separately from the herd.

Here are some of the things that you need to consider in order to manage your alpacas and keep them safe and healthy:

  • Fencing - (Barbed wire should be avoided. We use stockproof fencing + 2 split rails above
  • Water supply
  • Field shelter and penning
  • Grazing and rotation of grazing
  • Feed and any neccessary supplements
  • Stocking rates
  • Paddock maintenance and weed control
  • Identification of potentially poisonous plants
  • A vet with knowledge of camelids

As a result of our experiences in farm design, we can now offer potential purchasers advice on a farm layout which supports the ownership of alpacas.


Buying your first alpacas can be both daunting and exciting at the same time. Anyone buying alpacas from us can be certian of receiving all the necessary help, back-up and support they might need. Because no owner or alpaca is identical, we will talior make our support to your needs .This may include husbandry trianing, facilties design or just sound practical advice.

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