Welcome to Carthvean Alpacas.

We have been breeding alpacas since 2000 and have a well-established name and reputation. We are located in the beautiful South West of Cornwall, near Helston.


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Carthvean Alpacas is run by Julie Taylor-Browne. It is the home of CamelidSense Training for llamas and alpacas.

Julie is probably the most experienced camelid trainer in Europe and has been teaching since 2003. She qualified as a Camelidynamics Instructor with Marty McGee Bennett, the leading camelid trainer in the US, is also a TTEAM Practitioner1 for horses. a TAG Teacher (clicker training for humans!) and recently qualified as a Feldenkrais Practitioner.

She gives courses throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Julie has worked as a judge with the British Alpaca Society and the British Llama Society and has judged alpacas and llamas in the UK, France and Finland.

She has published many articles on the subject of alpaca and llama training and you can see some of her articles here.

We are the UK stockists for Camelidynamics equipment and run CamelidSense and other courses here on the farm.

We sometimes have alpacas for sale from our prize winning herd, in a range of ages, colours and prices and will talk through with you the practicalities of purchasing and keeping alpacas. Contact us to find out what we have for sale.

We offer a full aftercare service for owners and help you to learn all aspects of looking after these beautiful animals including shearing, toenail clipping, vaccinating, training and stud services. We also have agistment (livery) at very reasonable terms, for owners without land or who need their animals looked after while they are away.

Visitors are always welcome to visit our farm and see our herd by appointment; we can show you our selection of alpacas for sale, give you advice about keeping alpacas and tell you all about fleeces!

In our shop we stock Fairtrade South American items, Alpaca scarves from our own herd, a range of beautifully soft Alpaca and Llama yarns and an extensive range of wonderful alpaca socks.

You can also buy the full range of Camelidynamics alpaca and llama training equipment.

All these items are also available in our online store.


NEW! Carthvean the movie!

Here's a lovely short video showing life on Carthvean Farm.

Watch on Vimeo.

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