Alpaca Herd Guards / Wethers

Alpaca Herd Guards / Wethers from Kobler

By: Kobler  25-May-2012
Keywords: Alpaca, Wethers

Wethered male alpacas make excellent guardians of sheep, goats, chickens and many other livestock vulnerable to attack from foxes. In a study performed by Charles Sturt University it was shown that running alpacas with a mob of ewes at lambing showed an increased weaning rate at 14 weaks of 13%. (Mahoney & Charry,The use of alpacas as new-born lamb protectors to minimise fox predation, 2004, pp. 65-70). Many of or clients have reported sucess rates higher than this.

Keywords: Alpaca, Wethers

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25-May-2012

Alpaca Shearing

Alpacas require yearly shearing for their general health and well being. Kobler are able to offer both on farm and mobile shearing services.