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The best way to learn about upcoming alpaca and miniature llama events at Able Oaks Ranch Alpacas (and other Texas alpaca events) is to subscribe to the Alpaca Newsletter. Sign-up today to receive a free monthly email newsletter with informative alpaca news, articles, contests, product reviews and much more.

Free Open Barn Day
Saturday, April 2, 2011

This is the last opportunity to see the animals in full glorious fleece! The focus is on fleece. I'll be talking about the different fleece characteristics that you want to breed for. You can also check out my alpaca and mini-llama herdsires. Get a hands-on experience of alpacas and mini-llamas. See my outstanding herdsires. Learn about setting up barns, fencing, pastures, nutrition, breeding, birthing, tax benefits, and marketing luxurious fiber. Find out how to start your own alpaca ranch. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids to see the new alpaca and llama babies.

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Shearing Day
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shearing Day is one of the most important days, as it is when we harvest the wonderful fleeces that our alpacas and llamas have given us. I employ a professional shearer to come to my ranch, and he can shear an entire fleece in about 15 to 20 minutes with a minimum of stress to the animals. 

If you would like to bring your animals for shearing, please contact me in advance and let me know how many animals you plan to bring. For non-show fleeces, a grooming blower is available to remove vegetable matter, dust, and debris prior to shearing to give you really clean fleece needing very little skirting. 

If you are a handspinner, shearing day is an excellent time to pick out some really beautiful fleeces in a wide variety of natural colors.

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This page was last updated March 12, 2011.

Able Oaks Ranch | 6167 FM1857 S. | Rusk TX 75785 | 903-530-1009