Telling an Alpaca from a Llama
- Llamas are bigger. While the trend to breed for larger, more robust llamas has gone by the wayside, if a llama and alpaca stand side-by-side, the llama will still be able to look over his smaller, fluffier cousin.
- Their ears are different. Llamas have longer, “banana-shaped” ears, while alpacas’ are shorter and straighter.
- Llamas have less hair coverage. Alpacas grow fiber on their face and cheeks, and all but the wooliest llamas (or those with alpaca in their background) have cleaner faces.
Tips for Transporting Livestock from a Veterinarian
If you breed livestock on your farm, sooner or later some of those critters are going to need to leave the property. Whether for shows or sales, building your reputation as a producer of good stock means getting them where others will see them. So let’s cover the basics of moving livestock off the farm […]
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Fall Turkey Hunting
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