2022/2023 Alpaca Owners Guide

One way to cut some of the cost of showing is to share stalls and transport costs with another breeder.

 Registration fee

show, your costs may be higher for the registration, stalls, etc. If you have to pay for an alpaca sitter at your farm while you are gone, add that to the cost. A good way to calculate costs is to set up a spreadsheet with the shows listed on one axis and the cost elements on the other axis. Simply start entering all the out-of-pocket costs for the shows you might be interested in for the upcoming show season, and voilà, you’ll have a side by-side comparison on which to base your decisions. One way to cut some of the cost is to share stalls and transport costs with another breeder, if neither of you have full stalls. Make sure that you specify on the entry form that you want all the stalls for the two farms to be together. Trim your alpaca’s toenails. This is not a beauty exercise; it is just a practical tip on showing your animal. If toenails are long and twisted, the alpaca tends to stand and walk as if there is

 Stalls for alpacas

 Display stall fee

 Vet check of alpacas and health certificates

 Hotel

 Meals

 Gas for round trip

 30-day mortality insurance for the show alpacas This fictitious show could cost you at least $1,000. If you have a transporter take your two alpacas to a more distant show, add $200–$500 per alpaca for round-trip transportation. If you are not a member of the association that puts on the

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