8th Annual Llama /Alpaca Information & Education Day

8th Annual Llama /Alpaca Information & Education Day

8th Annual Llama /Alpaca Information & Education Day

I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

Tomorrow will be a busy day at the JNK Llama Farm in Bellingham when they will once again be hosting a free Llama and Alpaca Information Day. JNK Llama Farm owner, Niki Kuklenski, says that the day long clinic begins bright and early.

KUKLENSKI: Check-ins at 8:30 a.m., and what we have is an ongoing offering from basically 9:00 in the morning until it ends at 5:00 p.m.. So, we have two to three classes running every hour for 45 minutes, and then with a 15 minute break and passing period and question time, and then we go straight into another set of classes.

As always they will have a basic offering of informational classes.

KUKLENSKI: Which is shearing, toenails, basic vet care and what not, and then we have other things. There's fiber demonstrations and fiber classes. And then we also have people coming to just talk about general ownership and experience and things like that.

In addition there will be classes on body positioning and tips on handling, conservation basics for confinement areas, and Chuck Timblin with the Whatcom Conservation district will discuss pasture management.

KUKLENSKI: The sole focus of this is education and helping people learn about how to take care of their animals

No animals will be available for purchase or promotion of individual farms at this event.

That's Washington Ag Today.

I'm Lacy Gray with the Ag Information Network of the West.

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