Different groups of animals will have different nutritional requirements.
Always ensure that there is enough grazing. If there is not, and especially in winter months, the animals should be offered hay or haylage.
There must be a constant supply of fresh, clean drinking water.
Heavily pregnant and lactating females and other animals also require a supplement concentrate feed during the winter months. When feeding concentrate, ensure that the food is suitable and offered in the correct quantities to meet your animals’ nutritional requirements.
Feeding of sugar beet in the winter is a good source of energy.
Don’t use hay-nets because animals could get their heads caught and hang.
Be aware that a number of plants are poisonous to alpacas and steps should be taken to ensure that they are removed from paddocks. You can download the poisonous plants leaflet here
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