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Alternative Enterprises: Alpacas

As part of a series of videos looking at alternative enterprises, in this video, we hear from Simon Miller from Ulbster Alpaca Trekking.

Simon and Dena Miller have been running Ward Croft for the past six years where they live the “good life” in the idyllic Caithness countryside along with a variety of sheep, ducks and alpacas. Building up the alpaca herd dynamics takes a long time. It’s not possible to just buy lots of alpacas, throw them in a field, and expect them to all get along.

The work that Simon and Dena have put into developing their herd and the relationships between the animals has paid off: there are established matriarchs in the group, and the younger ones follow the older ones.


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