Kate Iktey

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Eye-catching maps explain the state of the world

<b>I’m a sucker for maps. They infatuate me and have for a long time. Just ask my parents.</b> When I was a kid, every time a new map was included in an …

Bank of America

9 Middle Eastern Recipes to Master

Here, nine terrific Middle Eastern recipes to make and get a jump on the trend.<p><i>We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods</i> …

Alpaca Trekking by the Sea

When you think of alpacas — the Peruvian equivalent of sheep — you probably don’t think of jolly old England. But a small farm on the U.K.’s Norfolk …

Alpaca fleece season clicks into gear for Queensland's globe-trotting shearer

From Gympie, in Queensland, to Europe, he is the alpaca shearer in demand across the globe.<p>James Dixon was 30 years old when he discovered an …

Why You Want an Alpaca Sweater

It's known as nature's best performance fabric.

Clothing

Facts About Alpacas

Adorable, docile and soft, alpacas are prized as pets and cattle around the world. There are no wild alpacas. Alpacas are domesticated versions of …

South America

6 Differences Between Llamas and Alpacas

• Their ears: Alpaca ears have short spear-shaped ears while llamas have much longer, banana-shaped ears.<br>• Their size: Alpacas generally weigh in at …

At This New Jersey Farm, Alpacas Help the Mentally Ill

Laveenya Ford can relate to alpacas. Most people would rather avoid the animal sometimes misunderstood as one that kicks or spits. (Really, that’s …

The Definitive Guide to Raising Alpacas

A decade ago, at the peak of alpacamania in this country, the Oregon-based owners of an 11-year-old male named Accoyo Peruvian Legacy decided to put …

Shear madness: Hairstyle dos and don'ts for alpacas

If you’re an alpaca, you know how it is: You’re standing around, grazing and minding your own business, and all of a sudden some human comes along and shears off your fur so they can turn it into sweaters, coats and socks.<p>The experience is always a jarring one — but you know what? It provides an …

Raising Alpacas - How much does it cost?

How much does it cost to raise alpacas?<p>After months of researching on the in’s and out’s of raising alpacas it’s getting close for us to add a few to …

Alpaca Facts: 10 Things You Never Knew About The Llama's Quirky Relative

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer:</i><p>Alpacas may just be the cutest of all the <i>Camelidae</i> family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America, and Bactrian and Dromedary camels from Asia and Africa. With their floppy furry tufts, slender necks, ingénue eyes and coy Clara Bow …

Alpaca Facts

<b>History</b><p>Alpacas appeared on earth first in the Northern Hemisphere and migrated across the Bering straight to where they live now, South …

Why your next sweater should be alpaca, not cashmere

Of all the party animals at February’s New York Fashion Week, the alpacas may have been the best-behaved. The lovable, long-lashed camelids mixed with the media at a party where the Peruvian Trade Commission promoted the use of their fiber.<p>Those alpacas arrived right on time. The widespread …

Clothing

5 Times Warmer than Wool and 7 Times Stronger

Did you know there is a natural fiber that is five times warmer than wool and seven times stronger?<p>As I re-do my wardrobe, I’m investing more natural …

Clothing

Health & Husbandry

A comprehensive guide to Alpaca heath is available to all AANZ members on joining our Association.<p>Alpacas are relatively stoic creatures and are not …

Forestry

What are alpacas?

Alpacas originate from the Altiplano (Spanish for high plain) in west-central South America. Spanning the borders of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, this …

South America

Here’s Why Alpaca Soap Should Be The Only Type Of Soap To Exist

Have you ever seen an alpaca? They’re basically sheep llamas with really kind temperaments and soft fluffy fur. Baby alpacas (called “cria”) have long eyelashes and look like this:<p>There’s a reason why I’m mentioning these adorable creatures. A month or so ago, a few members of the Say Media video …

Beauty

10 things you didn't know about alpacas

Spoiler alert: The fiber from their fleece is flame-resistant!<p>Alpacas may just be the cutest of all the <i>Camelidae</i> family, which includes llamas, …

Different Breeds of Alpacas

Alpacas resemble llamas, but they serve a different purpose. Llamas originally were bred to help with chores, but alpacas are raised for their …

Pets

All About Alpaca Farming – Useful Tips for Raising Alpacas

<b>Alpacas are magnificent animals. They are small, very easy to keep and costs are low to maintain. Alpaca farming and breeding can be profitable;</b> …

South America

Tips for Starting an Alpaca Farm

This year the weather has been unusually cold and for many farmers it has become a major concern. If you own a farm and have kept your animals …

An Overview of Alpaca Diet, Nutrition & Care

Alpacas are magnificent animals. They are small, very easy to keep and costs are low to maintain. Alpaca farming and breeding can be profitable; …

5 Alpaca Facts that You Didn’t Know

<b>Alpacas are interesting animals. They are small, hardy and easy to keep in a commercial farm. We are going to talk about five very unusual facts</b> …

What to Consider Before Buying an Alpaca

<b>So, you have decided to buy an alpaca? Great!</b><p><b>Alpacas are wonderful as pets as well as for their fiber and meat. They are a great choice of</b> …

3 Ways to Calm Alpacas during Shearing

In addition to their regular care, alpacas need shearing once per year. Their fiber is thick, and valuable, and it can become too heavy and …

KEEPING YOUR ALPACAS CLEAN

It is especially important to take care of your alpaca’s fleece due to the fact that they can be sold and used as an investment. But, like most …

ALPACAS: A GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS

Alpacas have become very popular in the United States in recent years, both as a farming animal and a pet. In addition, it is no wonder. Alpacas, …

ALPACA FLEECE VS. SHEEP’S WOOL

For those who are not familiar with Alpaca fleece, the best possible description would be, that it is similar to sheep’s wool. But…would this …