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Farming Alpacas AgGuide

$38.95

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A basic guide to some of the skills and practices of alpaca production. This guide covers information on alpaca production including health, breeding and farming, nutritional needs and breeding to improve fleece.

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Contents

  • The Australian Alpaca industry in Australia
  • Alpaca breeds
  • Farming alpacas
  • Farming alpacas as a breeding enterprise
  • Farming alpacas for meat production
  • Alpacas as guardian animals
  • Alpacas as pets on small acreages
  • Farm infrastructure
  • The digestive system and how it works
  • Alpaca nutrition
  • Pasture and land management
  • Breeding to improve fleece
  • Fleece assessment
  • Preparation of fleece for processing
  • The genetics of alpaca breeding
  • Purchasing decisions
  • Health problems and preparing for the vet
  • Digestive disorders and dental conditions
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Poisoning and liver disease
  • Parasite worms, fluke and ticks
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Injuries
  • Pregnancy, birthing and neonatal problems
  • Biosecurity, record keeping and transport
  • Alpaca shows
  • Management planner