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are very versatile animals, classified as livestock in most states.
Raised mainly as pack animals in South America, they have many more
purposes in the U.S. They are wonderful companions, great for kids,
and fun to show. We no longer show our llamas and alpacas in shows
sanctioned by the Alpaca and Llama Show Association (ALSA). Llamas
are useful as guard animals for other livestock such as sheep and
cows. Their fiber can be extremely fine and lustrous, and we breed
for llamas with usable wool. Most of all, llamas are FUN!!!
Packing with Llamas
became interested in llamas for backpacking purposes when we purchased
our first in 1992. Llamas were originally bred for packing, and
were important for transportation of goods in South America. They
were known as "the ship of the Andes." Full-grown, well-conditioned
llamas can carry up to 120 pounds for fairly long distances on rough
terrain. Their tough, padded feet do not tear up fragile terrain
like other pack animals such as horses or mules. Llamas make gentle,
quiet hiking companions while carrying the supplies one might need
in the backcountry. For information on our llama treks, visit www.llamatreks.blogspot.com
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