So You Want To Be An Alpaca Farmer? - Tips For Getting Started

The best way to learn about alpacas is to spend time on an alpaca farm! Visit at least three farms before you decide that alpacas are right for you. Each breeder’s philosophy and methods are a little different. Ask questions and take notes on barn and pasture layout, fencing, healthcare, nutrition, breeding and management. Ethical breeders will enjoy sharing information with you and will never pressure you to purchase before you have researched ownership thoroughly. Go to the AOBA website ( to find alpaca farms near you.