Alpacas - A great business and lifestyle!
Alpacas as an investment: The stock market is an investment. Enron and WorldCom were investments. Try insuring your stock portfolio. You can insure your alpacas for a very modest cost.
Alpacas require minimal fencing, some shady areas and will not tear up the land as a hoofed animal will. A diet of orchard grass and supplements for your environment is all they need. There's the routine worming and vaccinations that need to be taken care of also. If your farm is not ready, you can usually find someone that will agist in your area for between $2.00 and $3.00 per day. The alpaca business provides great tax benefits!
All that said, let me tell you that alpaca ownership is one of the most exciting and enjoyable things we've ever done. Seeing crias run and frolic, seeing your herd grow, and watching the quality of your herd improve due to smart breeding is a very rewarding experience.
We look forward to working with you –
The Brush Family - George, Joanne, Andy and Rachel