New Hay

Fresh Hay in the Barn

The end of August always means hay delivery time.  Second cuttings of the hay fields are going on, weather permitting, all around us.  We’ve gotten two deliveries of hay so far, and will be getting some more to last us through the winter and on until next August.

Gabriel and mom Francesca enjoying a new bale of hay.

Alpacas are very efficient eaters, needing to eat only about 1-2% of their body weight per day.  Since alpacas weigh on average about 150 pounds full grown, that is only 3 pounds or less a day of grass, hay and grain.  Even in winter a sqare bale of hay a day can feed a pasture of about 14 alpacas.

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