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J36 Saturday 2nd May 2015- Alpaca Sale

Posted Sunday, 03 May 2015, 10.23am

North West Auction held the dispersal sale of the Town End Alpacas on Saturday 2nd May 2015.
The herd, based at Crosthwaite near Kendal, were owned by Brian Raine and Kim Kearney, who are retiring from breeding.
The first Cria (baby Alpaca) were born at Town End in 2006, with the herd being formed by using some of the top genetics available throughout the world. With the Bozedown genetics being extremely influential, including the importing prize winning studs from Australia. The majority of the herd was Huacaya, with a couple being Suri.
The sale attracted national attention, with breeders present from the top of Scotland to the south west of England. Even attracting some interest from as far afield as Belgium and Spain. A packed ringside present for the sale, watched the entire herd being sold.

The sale was topped by Town End Bunty, a dark fawn female pregnant for late summer, selling for 1650gn to join a herd up in Lanark.

Yearling females sold to 1500gns for Town End Sprite a light grey.
The stud males created plenty of interest with some extremely good genetics on offer, saw Town End Plato selling to 1350gns.
Young males, ideal for breeding or as pets, sold to 800gns for males at a couple of years old with young males reaching 950gns.

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