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Getting Started

Getting Started

HaSu Ranch Alpacas knows what being new to the industry is about, we've been there, and we know what it takes to learn the ropes. For those looking to "test the waters, we're here to help you any way we can, from writing your business plan and a winning marketing strategy, to selecting your animals and birthing your cria. Raising alpacas is a beautiful lifestyle. Raising quality alpacas that help others to succeed in the industry is rewarding for everyone concerned.

Our "Getting Started" section was created to take the mystery out of the alpaca lifestyle and business. From "First Steps," which helps you go from alpaca-less to alpaca owner in 10 steps, to the "Alpaca Readiness Guide," a list of essentials you'll need, you'll find answers to the most common questions new breeders have. You'll even find answers to some things you didn't think to ask. Contact us any time to talk. In the meantime, browse this section to get a good head start on finding out how to add alpacas to your life.


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If you buy 3 or more alpacas at one time, HaSu Ranch Alpacas, through our sister company, BreedWorks will design a starter web site for your farm. It’s important to start your marketing program on the right foot. And the Internet is the best marketing tool alpaca breeders have today!

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alpaca business overview
today's market

today's market

The value of alpaca fleece is the economic underpinning of the future market for alpacas. There is a very strong market for alpaca product internationally with supply always falling well short of demand. As more alpaca products appear on the market, the demand for more gets stronger. This growing demand is behind the increase in alpaca herds globally.

As demand for quality fiber increases, breeders from around the world search out sources for improved genetics. The current alpaca industry is based on the sale of this quality breeding stock, which brings premium prices. Those animals known to possess the best genetics will be supplying an international market for years to come
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marketing

marketing

A breeder's end goal is to generate sales. Today the best way to do this is on the Internet. A well-designed Internet-driven marketing plan can help boost any breeder's sales. Livestock farms are often separated by many miles, which make farm visits difficult. On the Internet, ranches are only a mouse click away. Today, buyers do their research and even purchase animals online. According to a 2001 AOBA report, 32% of all alpaca purchases were conducted over the Internet. This trend is growing, as evidenced by the increase in online livestock auctions and individual farm web sites.

To market effectively, your web site should be the "hub" for all your marketing--the force behind integrating all your efforts. Learn more

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