The Alpaca’s were a big hit at Canadian Western Agribition.

Carol Poole has Tiger Lily Ranch at Edam and Chaired the Saskatchewan Premier Alpaca Halter Show this week.

She says Alpaca’s are known for their fiber, adding the fleece they shear off in the spring is three times warmer than wool and is not itchy.

“When I shear my animals I sell my bags of fleece to a company called Alpaca Naturally which is based in Saskatchewan. They turn around and they make different yarns, they make alpaca socks, so we have Canadian made alpaca socks. The other cool thing about Alpaca Naturally is that they grade and class the fleece so all the fibre’s being put into a sock is of the same quality.”

Poole says the Alpaca’s are great animals to own and fun to work with, adding there are currently about 30 Alpaca farms in the Province.

It was the first time the Alpaca’s were back at Agribition in 17 years, they had a strong interest in the show with 55 animals; she notes they are hoping to be back again.

“We’re so thrilled! The Agribition group that we’ve dealt with has been amazing. I’ve shown Alpaca’s from BC to Ontario and I’ve never been treated so well. It’s so nice, I hope we get to be here for 40 years.”

The Alpaca’s have now moved out to make room for the sheep which have their Commercial Sheep/Market Lamb show Thursday at 4 pm in the Canada Centre Show Sale Arena.

More Ag News

Farmers Learn More About Advancements In Sprayer Technology

Farmers taking part in the Nutrien Ag Solutions event yesterday got some key information. Tom Wolf from Agrimetrix Research and Training shared some interesting stats from John Deere that showed…

Province's Carbon Tax Case at Court of Appeal

The province got a lot of support for its court case against the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax. Yesterday, representatives for the Provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario spoke in support of…

CWA Next Gen Agriculture Program

Canadian Western Agribition has selected the mentees for the CWA Next Gen Agriculture Program. The eighteen-month mentorship program aims to create a community of graduates with a deeper…

February 12 is Canada's Ag Day

Agriculture is taking centre stage on Tuesday in celebration of Canada's Ag Day. Agriculture More Than Ever Manager, Debbie Bailey, says the day is about getting people together to talk about their…

Saskatchewan's Carbon Tax Challenge Hits The Courtroom This Week

The Provincial Government is asking the Appeals Court to rule on whether the Federal Government’s carbon tax is constitutional. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has been granted…

Top Notch Farming Meetings Focus on Clubroot

Producers taking part in the Top Notch Farming Meetings this month are learning more about the spread of Clubroot in the Province. Barb Ziesman, the Province's Plant Disease Specialist, says…

Herbicide Carryover Could Be A Concern In 2019

Farmers are being reminded about the potential this year for herbicide carryover. It’s especially a concern in the Southwest, which has had two years of extremely dry conditions. Shannon Chant, a…

CanFax Manager Optimistic About Calf Prices This Fall

The Manager of Canfax Research Services says they were surprised by last year's calf prices. Brenna Grant says they remained steady at 222 dollars per hundred weight. "That was really encouraging to…

Forward Hog Contract Prices Weaken

Forward hog contract prices have softened a little bit. Tyler Fulton is the Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing Services. "They finished last week a bit higher, but in general they've…

Stats Can Releases Dec Stocks Report

As of December 31, 2018, total stocks of most major field crops in Canada were down from the same date in 2017. Total stocks for wheat, barley, soybeans, corn for grain, lentils, and dry peas were…

WestCentralOnline.com is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide

Login