Learn the best ways to start your own llama or alpaca herds for fun or for profit! There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your hobby farm. In Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you how to make it happen. With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and information on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures and delight in what they can do for you in return. There was a time when llamas and alpacas were considered exotic animals, only seen in zoos, in the wild, or in captivity in far-off lands. That started to change in the late 1970s as farming both types of animals became popular. Weaver tells all that needs to be told regarding selecting, raising, breeding, and caring for both types of animals. She also throws in tips and expert advice from breeders and farmers on how to best manage herds. You'll learn *How to inspect and buy an animal or multiple animals *Instructions on proper fencing and enclosures to keep your herd safe *The ins and outs of daily care provision, including first aid, breeding, birthing, harvesting their fleece, and keeping them well-fed *Advice on how to get the most out of a llama or alpaca herd *And much more! You'll learn what it takes to be a successful llama or alpaca farmer and what these amazing animals can do for you and your property. The book also covers tips for llama and alpaca resources and how to go about sheering your animals and selling their fleeces. If you are interested in llamas and alpacas either as a pet, to farm them, or even to just get to know more about the species, you will want to own Weaver's Llamas and Alpacas!