We are committed to helping new farms start and grow by offering Alpaca U. Each year we offer a variety of seminars for new alpaca owners or those who are interested in this wonderful industry. We offer weekend sessions geared toward those ready to start, and those who have started and now need to move forward. Attend both or just the one session that meets your needs. Topics covered include but are not limited to:
Series 1: Before you jump in, get your feet wet and see if alpacas are for you!
Start at the beginning: what kind of farm do you want?
And then: what does that mean, in terms of:
-Farm Set-up and basic needs
-Selecting Alpacas for your farm
-Hands on with basic care training
-Feed, supplies, and more!
If your goal is to be in the business of raising and selling alpacas and perhaps, marketing the fleece and end-products, then the decisions you make about animal selection, building your foundation herd (breeding stock), and selecting animals to breed, are critical. In this series, sessions focus on the key considerations and strategies to continually grow and improve your individual animal, and overall herd quality. Topics covered in this 2 day session include:
- Getting Started - Animal selection; Enhancing your herd
- Breeding - When to breed, Breeding decisions; Options for breeding; Pregnancy confirmation
- Pregnancy and Birthing
- Cria care and Post-delivery Female Care
- Ongoing cria Health Management
Next Session Offered: Series 2 - July 14 - 15, 2018
For more information or to register for these great workshops, please call Sara at 651-503-1350.