CCA | CORNWALL
CAMELID | ASSOCIATION
The Cornwall Camelid Association is a friendly group covering alpaca and llama enthusiasts in Cornwall and Devon. Our main purpose is to support members with advice on all aspects of alpaca ownership. We aim to put on a varied calendar of events every year combining education and enjoyment and hoping to enhance everyone's experience of owning alpacas - and llamas too!
Our vet days are designed to help all our members keep their alpacas fit, healthy and happy. They are typically held in Spring and Autumn and are brilliant opportunities to learn from our Honorary Vet, Sarah Caldwell BSC (hons) BVSc MRCVs, and other members.
In Spring we focus on the birthing season ahead and our Autumn agenda takes in topics as varied as on farm first aid, nutrition, common alpaca conditions and diseases and biosecurity - we tailor each one to members' requests.
In 2023 the Halter Show moves to the Royal Cornwall Showground which gives us a great under cover venue and the opportunity for more members of the public to join us at the show. The Fleece Show is now its 4th year and firmly established on the BAS calendar, with winning fleeces qualifying for the BAS National Champion of Champions Show.
We endeavour to have at least one social event each year and a variety of workshops and visits focussing on fibre, fleece, spinning and alpaca products.
An active Committee work hard to ensure members are kept abreast of updates and events and we have a thriving facebook group to share knowledge. A number of members are also qualified trainers, so if you would like to take or arrange a training course to 'up your skills', see whats on offer.
As a group we try and keep all our events as informal as possible so they are enjoyable and a good opportunity to make new friends. New members are always welcome, please click here for more information and to apply:)