Welcome

West Shires Alpaca Group is a friendly regional group for alpaca owners and those interested in alpacas in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding counties.  We also welcome members from across the British Isles.

We offer advice, support, social events and learning opportunities to both members and non-members.

What We Do

The West Shires Alpaca Group was founded in 2011 to promote and protect the interests of alpaca owners and breeders, as well as others interested in alpacas and / or their products (such as vets, fibre processors, fabric designers etc.) in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Shropshire by:

  • Sharing information and experience.
  • Running husbandry and training days.
  • Offering practical support to owners.
  • Organising vet days.
  • Helping with promotional days and farm visits.
  • Running shearing and fibre workshops.
  • Helping with craft ideas.
  • Organising and running the Royal Three Counties Show and The Midlands Championship Halter Show.

Please take a look at the Shows and Events page for full details of forthcoming group activities.

Our Region

We cover alpaca owners and those interested in alpacas in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire but not exclusively.

Latest News

Camelid Neonatal Clinic

As the 2019 birthing season approaches, Claire Whitehead, the UK’s leading camelid vet, has kindly agreed to run her one-day Neonatal Clinic here in Gloucestershire at Tirley Village Hall GL19 4EW. This clinic deals with the neonatal cria (what is normal, what isn’t and what to do in case of problems) as well as providing …

WSAG AGM

WSAG AGM ‪24th February‬, 1:15pm at Abberley Village Hall WR6 6AZ, followed by a talk by MacArthur Barstow Gibbs vet practice on alpaca care, with any questions welcomed from the floor- really useful for new and experienced owners. If there is anything specific you’d like them to cover let us know in advance! We’re putting …

The Farmers’ Country Showdown

The Farmers’ Country Showdown Tues 22nd Jan BBC1 time 15:45 repeated BBC2 Weds 23rd at 07:15 (or catch up on iPlayer) follows Clivewood Alpacas and Arkadia Alpacas and the Royal Three Counties alpaca show organised by the West Shires Alpaca Group last June – maybe some familiar faces!