Couple hope to attract tourists to Dry Doddington alpaca farm

Grantham Journal   
By: Darren Greenwood
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture
 
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A unique family-friendly tourism experience is planned to the north of Grantham.

Farming couple Martin and Clare Stanger hope to create an Alpaca Centre on the site of Meadow Farm, Clensey Lane, Dry Doddington.

The venture, which they hope to open by the year end, stems from their success with alpacas over the past dozen or so years.

Martin and Clare took their first alpacas in 2005 as an attempt to diversify their farming business.

They specialise in coloured alpacas, with an age range from eight months to 21 years old. There are 22 recognised colours including black, white, fawn, greys and various multi-colours.

The herd grew from four to 85 and is now one of the largest in the country.

Martin said: "They are all named and micro-chipped and registered pedigrees through the British Alpaca Society."

For 11 years, the couple who trade as JandJ Alpacas have attended various shows, ploughing matches and other events.

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