Why Alpacas are the Livestock of Choice
~ 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.