I get this response all the time, llamas why would you raise llamas? Llamas for me began when I was 11 years old, they are such interesting animals, very curious, beautiful yet different and they have a calming effect when you are around them. They are quiet and very easy on pastures. Their padded hooves do not make your pasture's a mess and they "potty" in set areas. I am blessed with a beautiful view from my house and just watching them gives me pleasure. Llamas are easy to care for, a low maintenance livestock. They are perfect for hobby farms and families. Our llamas are socialized at a young age, halter trained and leading by weaning. Many of them love taking a treat right out of your hand. All of our llamas receive routine health care, high quality forage, minerals and have a clean source of water. Yes, llamas can spit but not typically at humans, unless they have been mistreated or you happen to be in the cross fire from a pregnant female spitting off a male. We shear them every spring and harvest the wool. The wool is very warm and soft and has no lanolin. It is great for our customers with wool allergies. Llamas are also used for guard animals and pack animals plus their manure makes excellent fertilizer. Lastly, yes you can make some profit on raising them. The sale of the fiber helps pay for their care and registered animal sales can be profitable depending on your breeding genetics and the reputation you build as a breeder.
Raising Llamas since 1991. Why Purchase a Llama From Us?
We work with all of our buyers to find the right llama for their needs and offer mentor-ship and will answer any questions that you have. Many of our buyers have become longtime friends as they share our same passions for raising llamas. Our selection of breeding stock has created beautiful exotic animals with correct conformation, that move well. We focus on females that are easy birthers, have good mothering instincts and heavy milkers. We are very selective as to which males make it to the breeding pen. We also select for animals with a good disposition, that are easy to handle. It is so important that anyone could walk in our pasture and be safe, even in our stud pens. They make wonderful companions, show animals, herd guards and fiber producers. A llama's fleece is the ultimate end product for us and we strive to maintain and improve single coat density, luster, finesse and handle. We maintain the herd at about 25% suri type and 75% huacaya type fleeces. Our llamas are raised with miniature dairy goats and poultry and may come with guarding experience. All breeding stock or young animals sold for show/breeding stock come with a fertility guarantee.
We have 9 cria expected in 2022, contact us to be on a waiting list.
Stone Crest's Spot of T n' Muffins - ILR #296145 Female, DOB 9/6/21. Mystery's Timone x Too Muffin RTC What can I say about this girl... size, color, heavy bone, correct conformation, and crimpy heavy wool all the way down to her toes! All things we breed for here. We are only selling her as we own 2 studs, one is her sire, National Champion Timone and the other is her maternal brother, Spot On. Spot on has been stamping out the appaloosa offspring and we are sure she will too. This female is consigned to the ILR Gathering Sale 6/24/22 in Iowas https://ilrsdthegathering.com/schedule/