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Herd and Ranch Tools

Business Planning

The Alpaca Business Planner
We have created this business planning tool to help you through all of the decisions that a prudent person would make prior to committing their hard-earned capital to start an alpaca business.

The Alpaca Tax Planner
Uncle Sam will pay for a portion of the cost of acquiring your herd, assuming you are currently paying income tax and plan to continue paying income tax over the next six years. Northwest Alpacas can help you better understand the new tax laws, and benefits allowed when purchasing alpacas. We have even developed a simple tool that will assist you in seeing just how your alpaca purchase will affect your specific tax picture -- positively!

Herd Management

Alpaca Herd Growth Calculator
Would you like to see how your herd might grow? Select variables such as the number of females, the ratio of males to females born, or the reproduction rate. The tool does the rest!

Alpaca Breeding Color Calculator
Simply a fantastic tool! Enter the color of your dam and sire and see the color probabilities from the breeding.

Alpaca Marketing

The Ideal Alpaca Community Marketing Co-op
A community of like minded breeders organized to breed superior animals through the use of sound genetic improvement techniques and to assist its community members in marketing their alpacas through the Internet.

The Ideal Alpaca Search
Submit a specific request to the entire membership of The Ideal Alpaca Community. You're sure to find the animal you are looking for.

Resource Links

Alpaca Resources on the Web
A collection of links to alpaca resources on the web that you can become a part of.

Alpacas: Synthesis of a Miracle
a book by Michael Safley

Cover of Alpacas: Synthesis of a Miracle

"One of the most important contributions to the Alpaca industry."

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Ideal Alpaca Search

Looking for a particular type of alpaca?

The Ideal Alpaca search allows you to submit a specific request to the entire membership of the Ideal Alpaca Network. You're sure to find the animal you are searching for.

Ideal Alpaca Community

Northwest Alpacas is a founding member of the Ideal Alpaca Community, an alpaca marketing and genetic improvement cooperative of alpaca breeders nationwide.

We believe that using classic livestock breeding systems, progeny testing, and breed standards will create highly improved, ideal alpacas in the herds of the participating cooperative members.

The community is organized to breed superior animals through the use of sound genetic improvement techniques and to assist it's community members in marketing their alpacas through the Internet.

Membership benefits include:

  • A wealth of articles, tools and resources
  • National sales and promotion
  • A full time web administrator who conducts a sophisticated marketing effort on behalf of community members
  • Professional web development

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