With the arrival of SRLL Tyrell to our farm, we are happy to offer outside breedings! Ty is now co-owned with Bruce Gurney and Rachel Diamond of Lake View Llamas in Ithaca, NY. Please contact either farm regarding breedings. Outside breedings are $750.
Sponsor A Llama
New for 2016, we are offering sponsor a llama! For a modest fee, you can sponsor a llama for the year. We are offering three different levels of sponsorship:
- With the *Farm* sponsorship you will receive a picture of your llama (or alpaca) and a biography about them, as well as information about our blog where you can keep up to date with the happenings on the farm. You will receive a llama fiber gift (a pair of felted insoles or a bird nesting ball). You will also receive a free farm visit (up to 4 guests) where you can meet and walk your sponsored llama!
- With the *Fiber* sponsorship you receive all of the benefits of the farm sponsorship, as well as the entire fleece that was sheared from your llama that year. Fleeces are usually 1-1.5 pounds, and 3-5″ long. Llama fiber is naturally hypoallergenic and contains no lanolin (oil found in sheep’s wool). It is much softer and warmer than sheep’s wool.
- With the *Show* sponsorship, you will receive all of the benefits of the farm sponsorship, as well as four additional farm visits (1 hour each) in which I will teach you the basics of showing a llama! This is perfect for a child who is interested in showing, but doesn’t have a llama of their own. There is even the possibility of being able to attend a real show with your sponsored llama!
Not all llamas are available for all types of sponsorship (due to age or breeding status), please contact us for more information.
I am also offering fecal tests. After years of being disappointed by the fecals run by our local vet, I learned how to run them myself. I have an extensive science background (B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Microbiology), so learning to run my own fecal tests just seemed logical. I have several years’ experience running these tests, using the sugar float-centrifugation method. Tests can be run for $10 each. Results are reported as epg (eggs per gram), and I can do my best to help you interpret them and decide on a treatment plan. (*Disclaimer: I am not a vet and don’t even play one on TV!*)