Discover the joys of raising llamas! Whether you’re interested in profitably harvesting their fleece or using them as livestock guardians, this comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know to keep healthy and happy llamas. With expert advice on breeding, facilities, shearing, training, showing, and health care, Storey’s Guide to Raising Llamas also includes tips on creating a viable business plan and marketing your own fiber products. Save on veterinary costs, increase your self-sufficiency, and successfully care for a thriving and productive herd of llamas.
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Everything you need to know to raise lovable, profitable llamas
Llamas are fast becoming one of the best choices for backyard livestock, and this comprehensive guide will give you the expert advice you need, including tips on:
-- Buying your first llama
-- Breeding, birthing, and herd management
-- Health care, feeding, and facilities
-- Llama behavior and training
-- Using llamas as guardian and expedition animals
-- Marketing llama fleece and organic manureAbout the Author:
Author Gale Birutta is a llama breeder and owner. She developed the Guardian Llama Placement Program, which utilizes llamas as guards for sheep, goats, poultry, and other livestock. In addition to her book, Storey’s Guide to Raising Llamas, 2nd Edition, Birutta has written articles for magazines such as New England Farmer, New England Country Folks, and Agriview. She and her husband live in Vermont.
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