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Alpaca 101

PDF Document

The document contains the basics including
  • Conformation
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition
  • Pasture & manure management
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasites & deworming
  • Weight
  • Teeth & nails
  • Shearing
  • Birth & weaning
  • Infrastructure including barns, quarantine facilities & fencing
  • Transportation

Alpaca Canada   

Alpaca Ontario 

Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association  

Canadian Llama & Alpaca Registry  

Alpaca Registry (USA)  

Canadian Livestock Records Corporation


Camelid Quarterly 

Alpacas Magazine


Hoffman, Eric.  2006.  The Complete Alpaca Book.  2nd edition.  2006.  Bonny Doon Press, Santa Cruz, CA. 

Bennett, Marty McGee.  2001.  The Camelid Companion: Handling & Training your Llamas & Alpacas.  Raccoon Press, Dundee, NY.   

Long, Patrick; Smith, Bradford; and Timm, Karen.  1996.  Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care Book.  Clay Press.

Fowler, Murray.  2010.  Medicine & Surgery of South American Camelids.  3rd edition.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Asmus, Ingrid; and Hoffman, Clare.  1995.  Caring for Llamas & Alpacas: A health & management guide.  Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association, Colorado.  

Evans, Norm.  2009.  Alpaca Field Manual.  3rd edition.  Able Publishing, Manhattan, Kansas. 


Co-op Altantic Alpaca Mash
Available in the Maritime provinces: Contact your local Co-op Atlantic Country Store

Thulium Farm
Supplier of the best hay in New Brunswick!


Halters, training videos & manuals featuring Marty McGee Bennett

Bickerson's Farm
Canadian supplier alpaca farm supplies

Light Livestock Equipment
Wide range of alpaca farm supplies including shears, shearing tables and medical supplies

Maritime Show Events

New Brunswick Alpaca Show
September 8-10, 2011- in conjunction with the Fredericton Exhibition

Mayflower Alpaca Show

May 7, 2011- Crapaud, PEI


Legacy Lane Fibre Mill

The creative folks who turn our raw fibre into beautiful yarns and felt

London Wul Fibre Arts
A beautiful store carrying natural fibre products.  It is also my source of inspiration (and training!) for weaving and knitting. 


Birthing Calculator


Please enter the alpaca's breed date then click calculate to find the estimated birth dates:


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Upcoming Events
NB Alpaca Show
Fredericton, NB
September 8-10, 2011
Held in conjunction with the Fredericton Exhibition
Open Farm Day
Open House
September 18, 2011
9 AM to 6 PM
Come and see our alpacas!  Learn about raising these gentle creatures and feel our  exquisite fibre products.  Start your Christmas shopping early- we will have a large variety of products for sale (insoles, hats, mitts, scarves, socks, yarn).  Cash only.   
Maritime Handspinners' Retreat
Wolfville, NS
October 14-16, 2011
2010 Champions
Desiree's Bella
Alpaca Ontario Supreme Female Champion
3x color champion
2x Best in Show
Armani's Baron
Alpaca Ontario Color Champion
First Place