“It’s Hard to Stay at the Top of the Game”
Long Acres Alpaca Farm, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of Publication:
February 25, 2017
Long Acres Alpaca Farm
The alpaca “business” is still a game….right or wrong, we need to acknowledge it and not try to call it something else. We base breeding decisions on winnings in the show ring so that we can then produce a “winner” and sell our animals. It hasn’t changed in the ten plus years that we’ve been in the business. I wish I could share in the excitement of seeing our show system “coming back” and the numbers picking up at the shows. However, without apology, I cannot see the jubilation in perpetuating a system that doesn’t promote our alpaca industry as a livestock industry. It continues to promote it as an entertainment industry akin to the equine business.
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