Liz Barlow – Alpaca Judge

Liz is a farmer’s daughter who has been involved with animals for most of her life. Raised on a
mixed farm, she helped to look after cattle, pigs and horses from a very young age. She had her
own pony from the age of 5 and was heavily involved in the local Riding Club.
She and her husband started breeding Alpacas in 1999 with two pregnant females and they
increased their herd though a selective breeding and purchase programme, to become a
successful enterprise. Liz joined the BAS and BCL before purchasing her alpacas and as a
keen learner has made every effort to find out as much as she can about the care, breeding and
fibre of alpacas. She was the driving force behind the first independent breeder’s alpaca
auction in March 2003 and is an active member her local alpaca group. She began showing
Alpacas in 2000 and has had champion alpacas in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009 &
2010. She undertakes screening assessments for the B A S. Livanti Alpacas was sold in 2012
to Liz’s sister Jacki Barlow who also owns Beacon Alpacas.
Liz is a BAS qualified judge and has re certified 4 times. She was chair of the BAS Judges
group from 2009 to 2012; she was one of the first three UK accredited Alpaca Breeders Fibre
School breeders and is a tutor on BAS courses. Since she began judging in 2003 she has
judged both Huacaya and Suri fleece and halter classes, in the UK and Europe.