They take very little land to raise - An acre can support  5-10 alpacas.

~ Minimal housing and fencing is needed.

~ The gentle, low-maintenance animals are great for kids or retirees.

~ Alpacas are alert, intelligent, curious, and predictable.

~ Minimal veterinary care is required.

~ Babies (cria) are  usually born without help between 10 am and 2 pm.

~ They create community dung piles which makes clean up easy and controls parasites.

~ They are relatively disease free.

~ There are multiple options for business opportunities - breeding, boarding, fiber.

~ Alpacas may be fully deductible as farm assets if actively pursued as a business.