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History of Alpacas

History of Alpacas

The Alpaca has a rich and storied past. Starting at a position of worship by the Incan civilization to near extinction at the hands of the Conquistadors and then landing in an enviable place in today's livestock business, the alpaca has existed alongside man for over 5,000 years. The articles in this section bring this history to light.

The Joy of Alpacas


About the Fiber

About the Fiber

Once alpaca fleece is in the bag, what is it worth? Understanding what qualities the buyer desires most is the key to getting maximum value from alpaca fiber production.

Alpaca Fiber from the Textile Point of View


About Transporting Alpacas

About Transporting Alpacas

Alpacas are easy to transport. Transport can be done in a mini-van for one or two alpacas, or in larger livestock and horse trailers.


Husbandry

Husbandry

Alpaca husbandry is the management and daily care of your alpacas.


Shearing

Shearing

Alpacas are typically shorn once a year. Each alpaca will produce between 6 and 12 pounds of wonderful fleece.

Shear Success


Showing

Showing

Showing is a great opportunity to market your breeding program. It is also a terrific networking environment that lets you keep in touch with other breeders and learn what new things are happening in the industry.


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PVA Prince of Persia


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