Why agist alpacas?
Working in with an experienced alpaca breeder (to get started) is often a successful way to establish your alpaca enterprise. Agistment gives new people the opportunity to "ease into" breeding alpacas whilst gaining confidence and planning for their new farm. Having animals "boarded out" with another breeder has many benefits. You don't need a lot of land with fencing, sheds, water supply and animal husbandry equipment. To start with some people find it difficult to handle certain animal husbandry requirements such as vaccinations, toe-nail and teeth trimming, worm testing and shearing. You can learn this "on-the-job" through agistment and working in with an experienced breeder.
Who agists Alpacas?
People seeking a change of lifestyle, by going onto the land to provide a future income, often get their start through agistment. They can be people starting out in adult life together or people planning for retirement. They often see agistment as a "stepping stone" to a new future. One that allows them to build up stock in readiness for a launch into something bigger when they are ready.
Then there are alpaca investors who own alpacas but don't have the land, expertise or time to maintain a herd. They find agistment is an excellent way to manage their growing herd without ever having to invest in land and facilities.
How can we help?
At Flowerdale Alpacas we offer the highest standards of professional care with planned feeding programs, detailed history of all animals and 24 hour veterinary care.
Our agisted alpacas are treated as our own and live with our own herd.
We will provide all of the facilities and animal husbandry for a small weekly charge. You can visit your animals and participate in their care as often as you wish.
To discuss your agistment requirements phone Haydn Farman on 0428 844 009.