How To Raise Alpacas Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question - How much does it cost to keep an alpacas?

Answer - The costs of raising alpacas depends on the number of livestock you want to raise. But one thing for sure you have to prepare money to build shelter and buy feed for your animals.

Question - Is keeping alpacas profitable?

Answer - Yes it is, example, an alpaca that produces 10 pounds of raw fiber that is sold at $3 an ounce can generate about $500. Alpaca farmers who can prepare the roving themselves earn more per ounce for their fleece. Most alpaca farms provide supplemental income.

Question - How long do alpacas live?

Answer - Alpacas can live up to 20 years, the cria is weaned at six to eight months, and the females are ready to reproduce at 12 to 15 months. The males can take a bit longer to mature and are ready to mate at 30 to 36 months.

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