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Getting Started Guide

Are you thinking about raising a few alpacas but don't know how to start? Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas is happy to offer our "Getting Started" guide. This downloadable 50-page guide will answer many questions you have about raising alpacas for fun and profit. Some of the topics covered include:


  • Defining your herd objectives
  • Basics of Alpaca Fiber Structure
  • Measuring Fiber Qualities
  • Planning Farm Infrastructure
  • Capital Equipment Considerations
  • Understanding Alpaca Health and Nutrition
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Preparing for Breeding and Birthing
  • Checklist for an Action Plan


  • Starting an alpaca farm is a big decision. We want you to be well equipped to fully understand what the alpaca business is all about before you buy your first alpaca. Combined with talking to alpaca owners, going to educational seminars and getting your hands on several alpacas, this guide will help determine if alpaca ownership is right for you and provide you with some basics for getting started.

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    Updated January 09, 2012