Raising alpacas for form and function
At Camp Glory Farm we raise natural, grass-fed alpacas. They are on grass the majority 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 four male alpacas, Huacayas (pronounced “wha-kie-a). Their names are Preacher, Flash, Cooper, and Ovation. We also have five Huacaya females. Lil’ Bit, Colors, Miele, Noisette, and Nicolette.
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.
Their Fiber is wonderful to use for felting, making yarn, making roving, and other fun craft and sewing ideas. Alpaca Fiber is considered hypoallergenic due to the fact that they do not produce lanolin.