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The co-operative grades and
markets close to 3 million
pounds of raw wool each year;
the majority of this coming from
Québec, Ontario and Alberta.

Each of the three general
classes of wool
(fine, medium and coarse)
are sold wherever the
best prices are available.

 

Download your copy today for a better return $$ 
on your 
wool clip.

Guide for the care & handling of your wool clip

Printed copies also available upon request.

 

 

Llamas

 

Llamas

Canadian Llama & Alpaca Association

 

The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times.

Llamas are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. They are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When used as a pack animal, llamas can carry up to 30% of their body weight for 5-8 miles.

Using llamas as livestock guards in North America began in the early 1980s, and some sheep producers have used llamas successfully since then. They are used most commonly where larger predators, such as the coyote, are prevalent. Typically, a single gelding (castrated male) is used. Using llamas as guards has lowered or eliminated the losses to predators for many producers. The value of the livestock saved each year more than exceeds the purchase cost and annual maintenance of a llama. Although not every llama is suited to the job, most are a viable, nonlethal alternative for reducing predation, requiring no training and little care.

Llama - Physical Facts

Life span - 20 - 30 years

Height - 5.5 - 6ft at the shoulder

Weight - 280 - 450 lbs

 

Name:

Address:

Contact:

Creature Comforts Cottage
Dianne Fitzmaurice  

CAGBA Registered
Coloured Angora Goats
Suri & Huacaya Alpacas & Llamas

Box 478
Gimli MB R0C 1B0  

204-642-1261
dfitz@creaturecomfortscottage.com
www.creaturecomfortscottage.com

Deep South Farm
Anna Smith

Box 35, Ogema, SK
S0C 1Y0

306-459-2885
info@meadowmuffin.ca

Halfpint Llamas
Carmen Peters

RR 4, 1036 Chaster Rd,
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V4 

604-886-8268
carmen.peters@dccnet.com

Misty Morn Llamas
Breeders of Suri,
Silky & Argentines 

1041 Zion Line
Beachburg, ON K0J 1C0

613-582-3277
www.mistymornllamas.ca

www.mistymornllamas.com

Sabins Farm
Jim & Saga Sabin
Katahdins, Llamas

199 Shannon Rd,
Plainfield, ON
K0K 2V0

613-477-3443
jim@sabinsfarm.com
www.sabinsfarm.com

 

  

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