Vernon’s Hathor Alpacas visitor day a huge hit

Vernon Morning Star 
By: Vernon Morning Star
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Vernon’s own Hathor Alpacas had their first “Visit Alpaca Day” on Sunday, Aug. 5.

The event was well attended by people of all ages who had a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the alpacas.

Hathor Alpacas is owned by Dr. Phebe-Jane Poole and has been in operation since 2012.

It started with four alpacas and now has 33 ranging in age from two months to 12 years. These are well-bred and double registered alpacas. The herd includes many prize winners including Chimu — the first-born on the property and the winner of many first places and a “Best in Show” ribbon. In addition to many other firsts, seconds and thirds, other prizes include Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Reserve Champion.

Alpacas are raised for their soft, lustrous, and versatile fibre that produces yarn and other products.

Alpaca fibre contains air pockets which result in high insulation values (warm in winter and cool in summer), outstanding breathability, and lightweight garments.

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