Valuable breeding animals obtain high market prices, where the demand is higher
than what is on offer. These noble animals are not only valuable for breeding,
but are also valuable for their precious wool fibre – from which springs
Why are animals up till now not very well known? Chile first granted
authorisation for the animal’s export in 1984, and Peru only later in 1991.
Alpacas are slowly but surely capturing the hearts of the European. It is a new
promising market which is protected by relatively complex import conditions
through the rarity of truly good breed animals both from South America and in
the remaining world.
In the USA and Australia the market is still in infancy, while it is Europe that
has perhaps entered straight into the crawling stage which is a positive
argument for Alpacas. As the market is still in the very early stages, anyone
who establishes themselves within their region still profits from the so called
“new comer advantage”.
Up until now, a clear Hobby mentality has dominated the European Owners and
Breeders. There has been a new generation of Breeders emerging for some time now.
The successful history of the association for Llamas and Alpacas (VLAS) of
Switzerland, established in the year 1995 which already has nearly 400 members,
stands for the positive development of the Alpaca Market.
Become more acquainted with these fascinating animals, inform yourself about the
amazing return on investment the breeders in this branch can realise (20% - 70%
is not uncommon), learn about a new and very promising European Market! Alpaca
breeding is a genuine niche market, it provides a genuine chance for all who
would like live in a rural environment with an enjoyable activity which obtains
a good return on investment. Those who invest the larger sum will experience the
larger appreciation in value.
Even so, a breeder with a small number of animals can rely on selling the new
generation very profitably. The purchase of an establishment herd should always
be carefully considered, thereby, you should always pay attention to quality.
Because only quality sustains its price.
Whether one invests in Alpacas as a second support leg or an additional income,
or only for enjoyment of the ownership or breeding, or both, I think one can say
Alpaca breeding is a “Life-Style”, which applies to everyone.