The Australian Alpaca Association is not all about showing. For many new and prospective alpaca owners their only experience and contact with the Australian Alpaca Association is at an alpaca show and this can give the false impression that the only reason to join the Association is if you wish to show alpacas, but this …

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BUYING ALPACAS ON LINE

Buying alpacas online, like many other purchases has become common place but there are some unique issues that need to be considered when purchasing your alpaca. Firstly the alpaca is obviously a living thing and as a consequence accidents do happen and animals die and suffer illness. It is normal in livestock sales that ownership …

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I’m not a qualified cook or chef, I am a passionate home cook who happens to breed alpacas. This blog has come about partly out of frustration. As an alpaca breeder we have to cull alpacas that don’t satisfy our breeding requirements and often these animals are significantly older than commercial meat producers would slaughter. …

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Line breeding is one of the most useful tools that a stud breeder has. Put simply it is mating genetically similar animals to consolidate desirable genetic traits. Although we would like to think that by mating like to like we will produce clones this in fact is very unlikely because in breeding outcomes approximately 30% …

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Injections

Giving injections is one of the most important skills that you will need to develop if you intend owning alpacas. Alpacas require regular vitamin and mineral supplements, vaccinations and drenches. Some drenches can be administered orally but many are injectable.  Many of the required mineral and vitamin supplements are most effectively administered by injection. In …

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Neglect is not ok

Whether you pay thousands of dollars for your alpacas or acquire them free of charge they do require appropriate management and care. Therefore it is the responsibility of all alpaca owners to learn about the appropriate care and management of alpacas. Ignorance is not an excuse when it comes to neglect, especially when there are …

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