One of the most critical decisions you will make involves
the selection of your breeding stock. The decisions you make
at this stage will be with you for many years and directly
affect the cria you produce and the income that you can generate. It is vital that you find the ideal alpaca for you. "Decide
in haste ...... repent at leisure", as my father used
|Alpacas arrive safely after a stress free journey at their
The great news is that new breeders have a fantastic opportunity,
because they can position themselves at the forefront of the
industry by selecting animals that have superior traits. Knowledge
of these traits and how to select them is often the difference
betweens success and failure in the alpaca marketplace. Our
advice and guidance (acquired over many years and involving
a great deal of research) will help you make the right choices
for your alpaca business.
Everyone has their own reasons, motivations (and budgets)
for entering the alpaca market. Listening to people just like
you, enables us to better understand your motivations and then
guide you, at your own pace, through the alternatives that
need to be considered. For example do you want Suri or Huccaya
alpacas? White or coloured?
Once you know what type you want it comes down to selecting
individual animals, and that involves a detailed physical examination
and a health certificate issued by a veterinarian.
Finally, based on the physical examination, the veterinarian's
pre-purchase examination, any test results, the animal's background
and breeding history you will be ready to decide and sign a
On our alpaca farm, Jo and I spend a great deal of time showing
our clients what they should look for in their breeding stock
and the relationship between quality and price. You can call
us anytime and start the conversation about what kind of alpacas
will best suit your plans for your alpaca business.