alpacas/llamas for weed control?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by itsasmallfarm, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Crowing

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    hello everyone itsasmallfarm here. and have a few questions.

    right now we have about 6-8 acres of pasture (or more weeds and bush then grass) with two horses on it. and we looking at animals that we could use for weed control and make pets out of. now i know goats and sheep seem to be the better option but the fencing is a bit too much for us. so i read alpacas and llamas are easier to contain and eat weeds (well alpacas they say llamas are fussy) does anyone else here raise alpacas or llamas? any tips or tricks?

    thanks itsasmallfarm out :)
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, Alpacas are a pricey pet. I knew some peeps that did keep llamas. They were big and did need to be given quite a bit of supplemental feed as well.
    I'm not in your shoes, but I would personally opt for goats or sheep. Smaller and less expensive.
    A hot wire fencing should keep your goats on your grounds.
     
  3. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Crowing

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    they can be a bit pricey, depends on the quality of the alpaca, but you also get the fiber or fleece to sell.
     
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