With the increased popularity of alpacas, has come the increased number of inexpensive alpacas for sale. As in any industry, cheaper is not typically better.
For instance, I have come across more than one ad for “A starter herd” of over 20 alpacas and all of the equipment the owners had (shearing table, fence, etc.) where they are asking for less than $20,000. While it may be tempting to purchase this herd because it is such a great “deal”, there are some things you should consider before doing... read full article