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Farming and Environment | 16th May 2024
 

Kerry’s adoreable Alpaca pals

 
 
 

The Alpaca Experience will give the public the chance to get up close and personal with the 25-strong herd

From Legal Secretary in Newcastle to Alpaca breeder in Newcastleton might seem like a huge and quite unlikely career and indeed life change. For Kerry Watson though, it was not a hard decision to make.

“I was a Legal Secretary for 26 years and I love animals and especially Alpacas, so I just thought “Why not?” So fifteen years ago we took the risk and it’s proved good.”

Kerry’s Alpaca adventure got off to a modest start when she bought three, but the herd soon began to grow, especially after she added two studs to the mix.

“We used Jip who was a terrific stud and he gave me the white babies, then we bought Nikos who is fantastic and really knows his business. We have used Nikos for the past few years.”

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