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More About the Alpaca

Owning alpacas can be a very rewarding experience in so many ways. They are peaceful critters with antics that relieve human stress levels in today's fast moving society. They provide a wealth of options and adapt well to small acreages and different


The Origin of Alpacas

South American Alpacas

Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, alpacas are not used as



How long do alpacas live?

Generally, around 15 to 20 years. The longest documented lifespan of an alpaca is 27 years.
How are alpacas different from llamas?

People often confuse alpacas with llamas. While closely related, llamas and alpacas ar


Alpaca Marketing

Marketing is more than simply advertising. In short, marketing in any business is the strategy that places that business’s product or service in the hands of its potential customers. Advertising is a marketing tool, a tactic, along with sales, public


Alpaca Research

Research that benefits both new and old world camels is being conducted at numerous research centers around the globe. In most cases the goals of camelid research are to improve the health and productivity of camelids themselves. Such studies include


Breeding the Alpacas

So you have decided to become an alpaca breeder. When do you need to begin formulating your program's breeding strategy? Beginning with the purchase of your first animals! Here are some breeding decisions shared by breeders in the industry



Alpaca Shows Not Dog Shows

In the early days on the American frontier, hunters and traders gathered in rendezvous to exhibit their wares, swap hides for other necessities and in general learn what was going on in remote parts of the territories. Alpaca shows serve those same p


The Alpaca Business

Being an alpaca owner provides unique and wonderful life experiences. People in many countries call alpacas “the world’s finest livestock.” Valuable business assets of any kind possess qualities that make them desirable: gold is scarce, real estate p


Alpaca and Their Fiber

Alpacas are raised for their soft and luxurious fleece (sometimes called fiber). Each shearing produces roughly five to ten pounds of fleece per animal, per year. This fleece, often compared to cashmere, can be turned into a wide array of products fr


About the Alpaca

What is an alpaca you may ask?

The Alpaca (vicugña pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. Alpacas are members of the camelid family. The camels that most people are familiar with are the ones with humps; the dromedary of Northern Africa, the Middle East, and S