The Happy Hoofer

Kevin Hinton is a bovine podiatrist skilled at keeping cow’s feet healthy. It’s not always easy, but he says fixing a cow’s ailments is rewarding work.

Fawn and white-coloured alpacas are corralled in the corner of a barn. Some have been shorn and others are waiting their turn for a haircut. Photo by Joti Grewal

Inside an alpaca barbershop

Catherine Simpson is an expert at orchestrating Kensington Prairie Farm’s annual shearing event, having run it for more than two-decades. Here’s what happened after 100 alpacas were given a haircut.