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Alpacas as Sheep Guardians

Alpacas are herd animals meaning they adapt very quickly to new surroundings and will adopt and protect their new herd from predators such as fox. Ewes and lambs are kept together with the alpacas constantly on alert, patrolling and protecting their herd 24 hours a day.

Some farmers have reported excellent results having 2 wethered males run with their breeding ewes. Alpacas will also bond well with goats.

With the increase in lambing rates and the fact that alpacas live for up to 20 years, your investment will be quickly recovered.



Sheep Guardians For Sale

We currently have a limited stock of coloured young male wethers suitable for guarding purposes. We also have solid white males suitable for the merino breeders that don’t want the risk of colour contaminants. All alpacas are MN3. Stock selling fast.

Alpaca Maintenance - More information on alpacas

Putting weight on thin alpacas
Fencing for alpacas
How to determine signs of a sick alpaca
Basic first aid kit for alpacas
Alpaca body temperatures
Can cold and wet weather affect alpacas?
Making sense of the alpaca fibre analysis
Rye grass staggers
Taking the perfect alpaca photograph
Facial abscess
Berserk male syndrome
Vitamin D
Constipated crias
Preparation for Winter
Keeping alpaca records
Alpacas need head-space
Testing for parasites
Birthing help
Cutting Toenails
A Working Dog's Guide to Alpacas
Paddock Maintenance
Alpacas for Pets
Alpacas as Sheep Guardians