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Raising Alpacas for Breeding Stock & Fiber

  • Littlebird Alpacas of River Ridge Farms 670 River Ridge Road Dillwyn, VA, 23936 United States (map)
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Raising Alpacas for Breeding Stock & Fiber

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1PM - 4PM

Littlebird Alpacas of River Ridge Farms
670 River Ridge Rd
Dillwyn, Virginia

Learn from farmer Mary Martinez-Rigo about the business and potential for raising alpacas on your farm. Alpacas are members of the Camelid family as are the vicuna, guanaco, llama and camel. Alpacas are raised for their fiber as well as seed stock.  The workshop will include information on breeding stock selection, dedicated husbandry and managed nutrition. 

At Littlebird Alpacas the herd is shorn annually. Participants will learn about shearing, harvesting of fiber as well as end product production.   

This workshop is sure to provide a new perspective on livestock and the rewards of small-scale farming!

For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Marilyn Estes at (804) 481-0485 or mestes@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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