Shalimar Alpacas Can Help You Get Started

The joy of small scale farming can be yours. Shalimar Alpacas is a family-owned farm dedicated to raising livestock in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Come take advantage of our experience. We are commitment to running a clean operation, and the good health of our animals shows that commitment every day.

Today the farm is home to 55 alpacas with eight expected births this year of 2017,  chickens, several barn cats, and our farm guard dog “Malreaux”

Shalimar Alpacas offers drive-by breedings to any one of our herdsires. We ask that the female be spit tested, if at all possible, prior to coming. This will help in saving you time and money. If spit testing cannot be done prior to appointment, we will try a breeding if she is receptive and if not, we can establish another time or possibly board her until we obtain a good breeding.

All drive-by breedings are 50% down at the time of breeding and the balance is due within 45 days of breeding. Confirmation of pregnancy is ascertained by spit testing 14 days after breeding, progesterone blood testing 21 days after breeding, or ultrasound performed by a trained ultrasonographer. The owner of the female is responsible for establishing the pregnancy confirmation. If the breeding was not successful, no additional payment is due until the female is rebred and has a positive result.

Shalimar Alpacas stands behind all of our proven herdsires. Shalimar Alpacas offers a 14-day live birth guarantee with all bred females and breeding services to your female. If the breeding is not successful or if the cria expires within 14 days of birth, we will offer another breeding at no additional cost and will continue to work with you until there is a successful breeding with a viable cria. Should there be a loss of a pregnancy twice, it is required to have the female checked out by a veterinarian knowledgeable about alpacas to ascertain whether the female is able to carry to term. At this time, you may choose to breed to another one of your females at no additional cost.

Incoming female requirements:

  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Copy of ARI
  • Fecal Exams
  • BVD negative test results

Every individual’s situation is different. You might have the acreage for alpacas but lack fencing and other infrastructure to immediately accommodate your alpacas. Alternatively, you might live in a townhouse or condo and be looking for a farm or small acreage. Either way we can accommodate your situation short-term or long-term. At Shalimar Alpacas we offer 3 months of free agistment with every alpaca purchase and will work with you to accommodate most any situation including having you work side by side with us to learn the daily, monthly and seasonal routines of alpaca breeding. For periods beyond the 3 month free agistment, we currently charge $3.00 per day. This includes the daily basics of feed, hay, water, and shelter as well as monthly health routine of worming and periodic nail trimming. Other services such as medical treatments, shearing, teeth trimming and the like are billed individually.
We offer a range of terms and conditions for financing. Often breeders need time to organize their finances. When you purchase your alpacas from Shalimar Alpacas, you have our commitment to provide continued support. Contact us to discuss how we might accommodate you.

  • 1 year same as cash
  • No interest on contracts of less than 1 year
  • Financing for up to 2 years with 1/2 down
  • Current prime interest rate plus (1) for up to 24 months

All alpacas purchased on contract must be insured for full mortality with Shalimar Alpacas named as loss-payee so long as there is any unpaid balance.