Why agist/board alpacas?
Working with an experienced alpaca breeder, to get started,
is often a successful way to establish your alpaca enterprise.
Having animals "boarded out" with another breeder has
many benefits. You don't need a lot of land with fencing, sheds,
water supply and animal husbandry equipment. To start with, some
people find it difficult to handle certain animal husbandry requirements
such as vaccinations, toe-nail and teeth trimming, worm testing
and shearing. You can learn this "on-the-job" through
agistment and working with an experienced breeder.
Most importantly, agistment gives people the opportunity to "ease
into" a new area of activity whilst gaining confidence and
planning their own farm.
Who agists/boards Alpacas?
People seeking a change of lifestyle, by going onto the land
to provide a future income, often get their start through agistment.
They can be people starting out in adult life together or people
planning for retirement. They often see agistment as a "stepping
stone" to a new future - one that allows them to build up
stock in readiness for a launch into something bigger when they
Then there are alpaca investors who own alpacas but don't have
the land, expertise inclination or time to maintain a herd. They
find agistment, in their case "passive ownership",
is an excellent way to manage their growing herd without having
to invest in land and facilities.
How can we help?
Alpacas we offer the highest standards of professional
care with on site management, planned feeding programs,
detailed history of all animals and superb veterinary
care by Dr Tara Timpson of Crater Animal Clinic.
Our agisted alpacas are treated as our own and live with our
own herd on a beautiful Oregon alpaca farm. We offer very reasonable rates on some of the finest
pastoral land in Southern Oregon.
The agistment fee provides for all animal husbandry including:
- teeth and toe-nail trimming
- worm testing
- vitamin injections
- computer records for all animals
- supplementary feeding multi-B vitamin supplements and drenches
We will provide all of the facilities and animal husbandry for
an affordable weekly charge. You can visit your animals and participate
in their care whenever you can make it to our alpaca farm. We will even "show" your
top-quality animals and as your herd grows we will handle your
sales for you.
Additional chargeable services include:
- Annual shearing and fleece preparation
- Halter training using T-Team techniques
- Showing of animals at shows
- Veterinary care together with related drugs and medications