Farming Alpacas

cover of Farming Alpacas

Paperback - June 2013 - AU $30.00

Covers information on alpaca production including health, breeding and farming, nutritional needs and breeding to improve fleece.

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.

Details

Paperback | June 2013 | $ 30.00
ISBN: 9781742563992 | 140 pages
Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Colour photographs

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