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Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas


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ISBN13: 9781580173285
ISBN10: 1580173284
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Everything you need to know to raise lovable, profitable llamas

Llamas are fast becoming one of the best choices for backyard livestock, and this comprehensive guide will give you the expert advice you need, including tips on:

— Buying your first llama

— Breeding, birthing, and herd management

— Health care, feeding, and facilities

— Llama behavior and training

— Using llamas as guardian and expedition animals

— Marketing llama fleece and organic manure


Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

About the Author

Author Gale Birutta is a llama breeder and owner of Made in Vermont Llamas, owner and guide of Northeast Kingdom Llama Expeditions, and developer of the Guardian Llama Placement Program, which utilizes llamas as guards for sheep, goats, poultry, and other livestock. Gale also spends her time at a video production studio in Barre, Vermont, where her first production was a 13-week diversified agriculture series. She has arranged with the UVM Extension to produce two Across the Fence programs on guard llamas and llamas in general, as well as Vermont ETV's Points North. Gale was also previously certified as a police officer from the Morris County Police Academy in New Jersey, where she was born and raised. Gale has been an avid horsewoman for more than 20 years, and was former manager of a 20-horse hunt/show stable in New Jersey. She moved to Vermont in 1987 with her husband, John, to raise llamas after leaving the horse business. Gale has completed many years of research and development of organic fertilizer, and besides her Storey book, A Guide to Raising Llamas, Birutta has self published the books, Developing Llama Manure-Based Organic Fertilizer in 1991, and Llama Profits on a Shoestring in 1995, self published by The Homestead Press. Gale has written articles for magazines such as New England Farmer, New England Country Folks, and Agriview, and she self publishes the newsletter entitled, The Guardian Llama News as well.

Table of Contents


Part One: Getting Started

1 Introduction to Llamas

2 Buying Your First Llama

3 Nutrition and Feeding

4 Facilities and Equipment

5 Health

6 The Herd Site

7 The Dam

8 Crias and Young Llamas

9 Breeding, Genetics, and Herd Management

Part Two: Llamas as a Business

10 Starting and Building Your Business

11 Showing

12 Packing

13 Fleece

14 Organic Fertilizer

15 Livestock Guardians

Postscript:To Always Have Llamas


Appendix A: Associations and Organizations

Appendix B: Suppliers

Appendix C: Other Resources



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MICHWEEK, June 17, 2009 (view all comments by MICHWEEK)
Back when I got Llamas there were few books about them. This book was recommended to me by my 4-H group. It has been very helpful, giving me the basics to llamas with authority and experience. Over the years I'm glad I've kept this book on my shelf. I often refer to it as my llamas get older and require different care. It's an easy read too!
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Product Details

Birutta, Gale
Storey Publishing
Pownal, Vt. :
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
General Pets
Technology-Agriculture - Animal Husbandry
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 00-E005
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
6 x 9
9 x 6 x 0.82 in 1.19 lb

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