As with every business, you always need more inventory than you think. Much of this can double over if you have other animals - horses, cows, dogs, but some are specialty items that really need to be sought out to have an effective farm. With this, I am covering three different areas: starting your alpaca farm, having cria, and the stuff we all really want...but can do without if the budget doesn't call for it. Not everything has to be new - be creative and resourceful to help minimize costs when putting together your farm.
Starting your Alpaca Farm:
10. A well set-up pasture - Gates, walkways, shelter (barn or lean-to). Think ALOT about this one if you have the option to set up your farm as you want it. Make it as user friendly for one person to push alpacas from one pasture to another. You can never, ever have enough catch pens.
2. Cria Care Kit: Bottle of water-based, sterile, lubrication, Plastic Gloves, both short and full arm length