Llamas & Alpacas: Small-scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit

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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in ...
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Overview


There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns!

Pet, performance or plush fleece—the possibilities are endless!

Select the right llama, alpaca, or hybrid for your farm
Build fencing and shelter for safety and comfort
Keep llamas healthy a with a nutritious diet
Sport symptoms of common llama diseases
Breed, deliver, and care for healthy crias
Shear and sell desirable llama and alpaca fiber
Explore llama resources and websites
Plus many other helpful tips!

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you have been seduced the those long eyelashes, buy this book! It presents a clear and concise guide to the considerations involved in initiating a lifelong love affair with llamas and alpacas, as well as practical advice to ensure their well-being. I highly recommend it to anyone considering adding some of these enchanting creatures to their family"
— Deborah Logan, Adoption Coordinator, Southeast Llama Rescue

"Finally, a no-nonsense approach to llamas and alpacas! This book is a must-read for novice and experienced farmers. Sues' commonsense approach makes it easy for new farmers to get started. Experienced alpaca farmers will find fresh solutions to old problems. A must for any alpaca library."
— Tina Cochran, Golden Heartland Alpacas LLC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933958576
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Series: Hobby Farms
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 169,481
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Sue Weaver is the author of Sheep: Small-scale Sheep Keeping for Pleasure and Profit and Chickens: Tending a Small-scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit. She has also written hundreds of articles about animals over the years and is a contributing editor for Hobby Farms magazine. Sue and her husband John live near Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, where as the proprietors of Wolf Moon Boers they raise show-quality full-blood Boer goats. They also raise double-registered miniature American Brecknock Hill Cheviot and Keyrrey-Shee sheep, AMHR Miniature Horses of cob type, and American Curly horses.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Llamas and Alpacas?
History, Domestication, and Classification
Common Breeds and Rare Breeds
Guide to Selection and Buying
Housing and Feeding
Llama and Alpaca Behavior and Handling Techniques
Llama and Alpaca Health
Breeding
Marketing By-products
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Diseases at a Glance
Glossary
Resources: (both print and online)
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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    awesome book!

    I have read and re-read this book! My dream is to someday own a small Alpaca farm and this book was so informational!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Llamas and Alpaccas

    Great book very precise. Try making one about armadillos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Llamas rule!!!

    OMG I LOVE LLAMAS!!!!!! AND ALPACAS!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Llamas

    Llamas are so much better than al

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    What are alpacas? What are alpacas

    Please tell me

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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