Big Mount Alpacas - 5163 W. Canal Rd. - Dover, PA. 17315  T: 717-873-2475  F: 717-718-5181  
Alpaca Farms

Alpaca Boarding/Agisting

One successful way to get started and establish your alpaca herd, especially if you do not have a farm or are not ready to have animals, is through agistment (boarding). Agistment can be either for an indefinite period of time or until you are ready to take your alpacas home.

Big Mount Alpacas offers, for a small fee, to keep your alpacas and look after them as if they were our own. You can visit your alpacas anytime and make all the decisions relating to your animals. Boarding is an effective way of getting started for those without immediate access to land or adequate facilities and is a cost effective way of investing in the alpaca industry. Agistment provides all the benefits of your investment without the daily commitment of looking after your animals and is ideal for those who would like to invest in one starter animal allowing it to be kept within a herd so it will not be stressed by isolation. It is perfect for people building up a herd of their own for a future commitment or merely dabbling in a lucrative investment opportunity.

Your alpacas can be bred and increase in number without any additional outlay of your time or your assets for farm facilities. A daily fee of $4 includes complete daily care: feeding, minerals, routine well-care inoculations, periodic weight checks, nail trimming. The animal owner pays for vet expenses, special services such as training, shows, yearly shearing, transportation, and livestock insurance.

For many Americans, owning their own farm is either not practical or affordable. Or perhaps they own land, but their lifestyle precludes them from taking an active role in caring for their animals. Agistment is a way in which you can enjoy the benefits of owning alpacas without performing the day to day management of your alpacas.

Benefits of Agistment with Big Mount Alpacas

Alpacas are herd animals that are happier in a group environment

Well fenced pastures with quality pasture grass as well as shelter and shade

Daily observation - we are on top of any health problems that may arise

Our small herd size provides more individualized care and attention

You are free to visit and inspect boarded alpacas at any time

We assist in selling your alpacas on a commission basis
What are microchips used for?
They are used to keep track of alpacas as the herd multiplies. Microchips are injected under the skin, at the base of the ear, or in front of the rear pin bones just below the backbone. There are several types of chips. Each requires a different frequency reader. Some readers read multiple chip types. Chips are more difficult to read than ear tags because an alpaca needs to be held or standing still for the chip to be read.

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