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.

The group is a British Alpaca Society (BAS) affiliated regional group.  For more info visit:  http://www.bas-uk.com

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

Basic Husbandry

Thank you to everyone that joined us at Abberley Alpacas on Saturday (19th October) and a special thanks to Jay, Hilary and Ginnie for sharing their knowledge and experience for a very informative and valuable Alpaca Husbandry session. We hope everyone took away something useful from this afternoon.  See you next at the Midlands Championship …