Alpaca enthusiasts took bidding to 2500gns at a sale in Cheshire – but the event had to be moved at the last minute from Chelford to Beeston after the Chelford centre found itself in the bluetongue surveillance zone.
It was a seven-year-old mid-brown female from Lanarkshire breeders David and Christine Akerman that created most interest and made the top price of 2500gns. She was sold with a two-week-old female cria at foot to Cheshire buyers David and Yvonne, Congleton.
A 2400gns call from Nigel Ford, Stratford-upon-Avon secured a 2005-bred light brown female consigned by the Akermans. She had a dark brown cria at foot. Mr Ford also gave 2150gns for a 2003-bred black female with a cria at foot.
Mr and Mrs Akerman led the youngstock section when a dark fawn coloured entry made 2100gns to Messrs Clayton, Yoxall, Staffordshire. There were 11 of the 30 females on offer selling for over 1500gns.