At Camp Glory Farm we raise natural, grass-fed alpacas. They are on grass two-thirds of the year and are given hay in the winter months. In order to protect our other animals, we decided to get some guardians for the pasture. We have two male alpacas, a solid black Huacaya (pronounced “wha-kie-a) named Preacher, and a brown and white Suri/Huacaya gelding named Flash. These two fellas are sheared yearly and often we sell their fiber for those who like to make it into yarn. Soon we hope to add two females.
We also use rotational grazing coupled with FAMACHA to help with parasites. We will use a wormer on an “as-needed” basis; however, after a vet checked fecal exam, we have had many who had not needed any type of wormer. We do not use any supplemental or growth hormones; we allow them to gain naturally. We work along-side our local veterinarian’s office to continue to raise healthy animals.