Frequently asked questions:
What do Alpacas eat?
Our Alpacas eat between 1 and 2 cups of Southern States Alpaca feed a day and have free choice orchard grass hay. as well as the pastures to graze on.
How hard are Alpacas to care for?
We consider the care for our Alpacas to be like taking care of a large dog.
How big do Alpacas get?
Alpacas grow to about 36" at the front shoulders and weigh between 150 and 200 lbs.
Do you eat Alpacas?
No ....we do not eat our Alpacas !
How much Fiber do you get off of 1 Alpaca?
Between 6 and 12 lbs depending on the age and density.
What do you do with the fiber?
We have several options for our fiber .
A. We send most out to a mini mill and have it processed into yarn,roving or just have it washed and picked.
B. We send some to a co-op and can then order finished products for resale like socks,hats and gloves.
C. We send some out to be made into rug yarn.
D. We also sell some fiber right after it has been shorn to people who spin their own yarn.