Llamas

 

Llama breeders listing & info

Canadian Llama & Alpaca Association
 
Llama breeders listing on wool.caThe 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

  • Creature Comforts Cottage, Dianne Fitzmaurice - CAGBA RegisteredColoured 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
  • Dunroamin Hollow (Llee's Llamas), Lee, Christina & Camryn Moltzahn - Box 944 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0  403-892-4929  dunroaminhollow@gmail.com 
  • 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 
  • Sabins Farm, Jim & Saga Sabin - Katahdins, Llamas - 199 Shannon Rd, Plainfield, ON K0K 2V0 613-477-3443 jim@sabinsfarm.com 

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