fiber alpaca wool

About Alpaca Farms

Here’s what you need to know about bringing these popular South American fiber animals to your farm.

kid-friendly animals

4 Farm Animals Children Can Raise

Ease your children’s transition to helping out with livestock on your farm by starting them off with one of these species.


Get The Most From Dewormers

Let’s wrap up this series on internal parasites with some steps you can take to get the most out of chemical dewormers on your farm.

alpaca breeding

The Birds and Bees—Camelid Edition

Last week, I talked about how we goats make kids. Llamas and alpacas do things completely differently. I bet you’ll be surprised!


Adopt a Llama or Alpaca

This blog is for Kendra, who asked for more information about llamas and alpacas and for the rest of you who might want some of your own. You can adopt your llamas and alpacas.

llama poop

Weird Llama and Alpaca Behaviors

Last week, we talked about where llamas and alpacas came from. According to the International Lama Registry there are 163,131 llamas in the United States and the Alpaca Registry says there are 167,802 alpacas, too. Lamas are popular nowadays!

Huacaya Alpacas

Huacaya Alpacas

Huacaya (pronounced wah-KI-ya) are a type of alpaca with short, dense, crimpy fiber.

Suri alpaca

Suri Alpacas

Suri alpacas have fiber that is silky and resembles pencil-like locks.

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