Alpacas are generally hardy creatures but keepers should certain they are providing the best possible facilities.
Alpacas require shelter in harsh winter conditions. This can be in the form of a mobile field shelter in their paddock, or if you have the use of a barn they can be brought inside and put into pens. On our farm we use both field shelters and a barn which doubles up for carrying out health checks and other husbandry tasks.
Per acre of land, 6 alpacas can be grazed.
Water troughs must be provided in all paddocks and checked daily in the colder months to ensure they have not frozen over.
Hay feeders are needed in every paddock, it is best to use mobile feeders so they can be easily moved.