Newbie Alpaca farmer question

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Newbie Alpaca farmer question

Hi There.

I am completely new to farming of any sort so please bare with me if I seem a bit clueless.

I am in the process of purchasing a 37Ha property at Acacia Creek in Northern NSW. It has 5 separately fenced paddocks and currently has about 20 head of cattle adjisted on the property. My wife and I are planning on using the propery as a weekender and AirBnB and I'm looking at what relatively low maintenance farming options are out there.


Alpaca Agskills: A practical guide to farm skills


A basic guide to some of the skills and practices of alpaca production. The book contains step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full colour pictures.

Table of contents:

  • Condition scoring
  • Shearing
  • Eyecare
  • Mating and birthing
  • Care of cria
  • Vaccinating and drenching
  • Trimming nails
  • Trimming teeth
  • Risk management
  • Legal considerations

Published in 2011, Alpaca Agskills is 92 full-colour A4 pages.

Price includes GST, postage and handling within Australia.

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