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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About 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.
Table of Contents
Part One: Getting Started
1 Introduction to Llamas
2 Buying Your First Llama
3 Nutrition and Feeding
4 Facilities and Equipment
6 The Herd Site
7 The Dam
8 Crias and Young Llamas
9 Breeding, Genetics, and Herd Management
Part Two: Llamas as a Business
10 Starting and Building Your Business
14 Organic Fertilizer
15 Livestock Guardians
Postscript:To Always Have Llamas
Appendix A: Associations and Organizations
Appendix B: Suppliers
Appendix C: Other Resources
About the Author
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Everything you need to know to develop a basic understanding of what will be required of you should you choose to begin raising llamas. This book covers choosing and raising llamas, the habitats you will need to create, medical concerns, and plenty of first-person lore.
Really enjoyed the book. Material covered all the aspects and was understandable and interesting.
I bought this book for my mom for Christmas and she loves it. She says it very informative. It sounds like it has pretty much everything you'd ever need to know about getting a llama and keeping one. I'll be reading it next!