A strong EPD cannot guarantee the production of an excellent offspring, nor can a histogram report provide all the details needed for fiber evaluation. EPDs and histograms are tools available to the alpaca industry that help alpaca breeders improve the genetics and health of their livestock.
This summer we’ve had a lot of farm visitors and we’ve sold quite a few alpaca. One of the questions we receive with each visit is which gender is better for pets and fiber animals – male vs. female?
Wondering how alpaca shearing is done and what you should expect during your first shearing day? Let me walk through our 2020 shearing so you can get a good feel for the process, planning, and execution.
It’s spring and that means the crias are coming! I absolutely love having births on the farm and I cannot wait for our crias to arrive. Check out our 2020 cria calendar to see who is arriving soon.
Starting an alpaca farm doesn’t have to be scary. Here are 44 resources and tips to help you create a business plan and get you started down the right path.
You’ll have a very good understanding of each alpaca’s demeanor and temperament if you spend a lot of time interacting, listening, and watching.
Alpaca birthday parties can be great fun. No matter what the weather, you can have tons of fun just feeding and hanging out with the alpacas on the farm.
It appears the larger our alpaca herd grows, the happier the alpacas become. I am apparently adopting herd mentality, because the more alpacas we own, the happier I become.
The success of your knitting project depends heavily on selecting and buying the right yarn weight. Let’s review all that I’ve learned about buying and selling yarn.
The revenue opportunities of alpaca farming vary greatly from farm to farm, however, alpaca cost and care is fairly consistent. Let’s breakdown the numbers for startup costs and ongoing expenses.