Why farm with Alpacas

* A growing agribusiness in South Africa linked to breeding and the production of a luxury fleece
* Alpacas are viable on a few hectares, and are endearing animals easy to handle
* As members of the Camelid family they are hardy and adapt to harsh conditions
* South Africa is a world fibre producer – farmers can diversify to include alpacas and utilize the existing national infrastructure
* Taxation advantages: their standard value is the same as sheep, creating a significant deferment of other farming profits and income. As a true farming enterprise, breeding alpacas can also retain the agriculture zoning of land challenged by some municipalities
* An efficient use of land, kind to the soil and can share an existing infrastructure with other livestock
* Demand exceeds supply as herd guards amongst sheep
* One does not have to slaughter to gain income from alpacas