Mentoring - Expertise to Help You Thrive
Successful mentors can help you save time and money. We will assist you with everything from initial farm design, to sales and marketing strategies, and everything in between.
Successful Mentors Make all the Difference
These online resources are just an example of the free consulting we provide all clients.
As a client, you've enlisted us as consultants and partners to help you achieve your goals.
Our mentoring includes assistance with everything from initial farm design to sales and marketing strategies and everything in between.
Most clients are purchasing more than just an animal, they're purchasing a lifestyle, and making friends for life. We'll assist you on an as-needed basis to help you learn the ropes, and be available as a lifeline for those emergencies that sometimes crop up.
One of the most important decisions you'll make as an alpaca farmer is the network of experts you trust to guide your efforts. The quality of support you receive can save much more than just time. As an example, facilities layout for alpaca farms differ somewhat from other livestock. Important facility elements can be easily implemented early on but expensive to repair if not done correctly the first time. Subtle change to farm layout can be the difference between a farm that battles parasites vs. one that naturally breaks the parasite life-cycle. In many aspects of the alpaca farming lifestyle you'll find that experience up front will save both lots of time and money down the road.
I'll never forget the free kittens we picked up in a Walmart parking lot. We spent thousands in veterinary care just getting them healthy, and I learned a valuable lesson... how expensive *free* can be. Working with a farm built on good design, husbandry expertise, and healthy animals will ultimately save more money than the cost of the animals themselves.
Online Alpaca Business Training
- All About Alpaca Fiber Farming
- Agritourism 101 for Small Farms
- Agritourism Marketing Strategy
We had this 70 page marketing strategy developed and it includes more research and ideas than you could ever implement.
New Breeder Information
- About Alpacas: Eco Friendly Livestock
- Purchasing the Perfect Paca
- Top 10 Tips for Healthy Alpacas
- Body Score Card
- Alpaca Owners Guide (online FREE version - produced by Alpaca Owners Association)
Advanced Breeding Information
- Modern Livestock Breeding Textbook
- Breeding Decisions: Scientific Fiber Facts by Norm Evans (PDF)
- EPDs for Genetic Improvement of Alpacas (Video)
Important Husbandry Links:
- Body scoring chart
- Off-label dosages for alpaca meds
- Cria gestation table
- Cria growth charts
- Importance of vitamin D supplementation
- Vitamin D dosage recommendations
- Castration techniques for alpaca
- Alpaca Farm Design and Layout
- Farm Animal Shelters for Any Budget
- Learn More About Alpacas
- Alpaca Digestive System
- Grow Luffas in 8 Easy Steps
- 10 Ways for Alpaca Farmers to Make Money Over the Internet
(published in Winter 2016 Alpacas Magazine)
We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give.