Our farm is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Brooksville, Florida. Our alpacas have plenty of room to run, roll or just cush down and relax under the canopy of oaks and pine trees. They have lush pasture of green grass.
OUR ALPACA DIET: We give our alpacas plenty of orchard grass hay and a food supplement of Southern States formulated by Dr Norm Evans. We also offer free choice Blend E mineral. We feed our alpacas once a day with the pellet diet. We also provide multiple water buckets that is changed twice daily.
OUR ALPACA MAINTAINCE SCHEDULE: Hooves are trimmed as needed, we do not have a certain guidelines for trimming. We feel that per animal basis, if one of our alpacas hooves are long then they need trimming. If others are not long then why bother stressing them if its not needed. Worming - We treat our alpacas as needed. We test our fecal's regularly, if a certain alpaca is needing treatment, then we will treat accordingly. We are finding out that certain worming regimens are not working. Certain worms are becoming immune to certain drugs. No matter what regimen you would like to start with.
Our best advice, is to seek the advice of your camelid veterinarian before doing any regimen, you must go by certain guidelines per your state and per certain worm. Your local veterinarian will know which worms are troublesome in your area and guide you in the proper technique in handling them...
Annual boosters We do once a year with CD&T. ( Bar Vac CD& T ) Clostridium Perfingens Types C & D Tetani Bacterin-Toxoid. You can purchase this vaccine in Useful Lama Items, Quality Llama Products, Jeffers Livestock, Or by your local Veterinarian. This vaccine must be given either IM or SQ ( Intramuscularly, Subcutaneous ) IM is vaccine in the front half of the alpacas body, prefer in back of forearm ( tricep muscle ). SQ vaccine is given in the alpacas neck or shoulder area, under the skin.... If you haven't given vaccines before, please seek the advice and direction of your local veterinarian before doing any vaccines. You can kill or even cause a sickness in your alpaca if you do not know what your are doing...
OUR FACILTY: Our fencing is of 4 feet no climb horse fence, with wooden posts. We have a top rail to stabilize the fence. We have shelters in each paddock with fans and concrete floor for our alpacas to get cool if needed. Our alpaca paddocks are directly on the side of our home. This gives us a great view point to see our alpacas daily.
OUR FORAGE: We plant a variety of grasses in the winter months we plant rye and oats. In the summer months we plant bahia, pearl millet and hulled oats. The rye, oats and pearl millet is just a nurse crop. Adding either one or a variety of these help the bahia get established.
Below are a few pictures of our farm. To View more, please visit our pictures page..
Just one of our beautiful pastures...
Each pasture has irrigation systems..
This is our starter barn. Our future
barn plans are underway. This barn will be used as one of our shelters for our female pastures.
Another one of our pastures
Our alpacas are greeting one
another... How cute!