Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas
By Gale Birutta.
Easy to raise, manageable and increasingly affordable, llamas have become a popular choice for backyard livestock. Uses for these versatile animals include packing, protecting other livestock, and producing fleece and organic fertilizer. Written for both the novice and the experienced owner, this complete guide to raising llamas covers it all:
- Buying your first llama
- Building a herd
- Breeding, birthing, and herd management
- Feeding facilities
- Health care and first aid
- Using llamas as guardian and expedition animals
Why? Because they focus on fundamentals, have many illustrations and data, are not so long that they're offputting and are written in "laymen's language" (I dislike the phrase) for USA conditions by authors respected in their industry. Once you have a "Storey" sense of a species you can move other books that address more specific aspects.
- Introduction to Llamas
- Buying Your First Llama
- Nutrition and Feeding
- Facilities and Equipment
- The Herd Sire
- The Dam
- Crias and Young Llamas
- Breeding, Genetics, and Herd Management
- Starting and Building Your Business
- Organic Fertilizer
- Livestock Guardians
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