Since we are doing our taxes, we need real figures on hay, meds, straw, vitamins, shearing, etc.
What does it cost to take care of the alpacas per year? I am not including gas to run the truck and the lawn tractor to mow the fields. Just the basics on our herd of 20 animals.
Hay, alfalfa, help to load the hay and alfalfa, straw, and minerals cost $1555 for the year.
Divide that out by 20 and you get $77.72/animal/year.
That is the equivalent of 22 CENTS per DAY!