Livestock Auctions - Cause for concern


It has come to the attention of BLS that Camelids, both llamas and alpacas, have recently been sold at a livestock auction and the owners were ‘not available’ to be asked questions about the animals. Camelids were being purchased as individuals and some new owners had no previous experience of livestock let alone camelids. This is very worrying. One owner bought a female llama at the Saturday auction only to find that by Sunday morning he had two ! The female had given birth overnight.
We are writing to the Livestock Auctioneers Society with helpful information and contact numbers for help but if anyone hears of camelid auctions in their area, please let us know.

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