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Farm Policies

Breedings: We offer breedings to several multiple award winning herd sires with coveted pedigrees. The breeding fees vary depending on the herd sire. There will be no agistment charges for females or their crias for the first 60 days in our breeding program. Medical and diagnostic costs will be billed to the owner. We do require that any animals sent to our farm for breeding have the appropriate state required medical tests and mortality insurance or a waiver. In addition, we require a negative fecal within 2 weeks before arrival, a negative BVD PCR on every animal coming to the ranch, and a veterinary exam with a statement of good health. We may request other tests as necessary.

Agistment: Tierra Prometida Alpaca Ranch will board alpacas at $4 per animal per day. Owners will be billed for any medical expenses incurred. We require that animals sent for agistment have appropriate state required medical tests and mortality insurance or a signed waiver. In addition, we require a negative fecal within 2 weeks before arrival, a negative BVD PCR on every animal coming to the ranch, and a veterinary exam with a statement of good health. We may request other tests as necessary.

Sales: Most of the alpacas at Tierra Prometida Alpaca ranch are for sale. Sales contracts are available for review upon request. Sales may be by cash or check. Financing is available with a 20% down payment with the remainder payable monthly for up to 2 years. Interest is set at the prime rate at the time of sale. All alpacas purchased at Tierra Prometida Alpaca Ranch need to be fully insured by the new owner until the alpaca leaves Tierra Prometida. After this time, insurance is at the new owner's discretion. Alpacas purchased and paid in full from Tierra Prometida may receive up to 3 months agistment free of charge. When the alpaca is paid in full, the registration will be transferred to the new owner's name. This time may not be used at a later date. The new owners will be billed for medical fees. All purchases of maiden females come with one complimentary breeding to one of our fully owned herd sires. We will need to charge the appropriate breeding fee for a herd sire that we co-own, but the free breeding from the sale may be saved and used later, or transferred to another female.

Benefits for purchases of $15,000 or more:

  1. Tierra Prometida will arrange for delivery of your alpacas anywhere in the continental USA at no charge.
  2. We will pay for a complimentary one year farm membership to AOBA.
Farm Guarantees:
  1. Bred females are sold with a "live birth guarantee" meaning that they will deliver a cria that survives for at least 7 days. If, in spite of proper care, the cria dies within 7 days, Tierra Prometida will provide a free rebreeding, in addition to any complimentary breedings already offered.
  2. Males sold as herd sires are sold with a guarantee of fertility. This guarantee is good until the male is "proven".
  3. Maiden females who are unable to conceive will be exchanged for a similar female at Tierra Prometida, if available, or have their purchase price refunded.

Breeding vs. Non-breeding Males

Tierra Prometida has three quality levels of males; pet or fiber quality, junior herdsire, and herdsire. Males sold as herdsires and junior herdsires are sold with their registration papers as breeding males. Pet and fiber quality males are sold as nonbreeders. Their ARI registration will reflect this. If the male ends up growing into a breeding quality male and the owners would like to use him as a breeder, an additional charge of $3000 will apply and his nonbreeding status with the ARI will be changed.


Please call 512-753-9962 or email tierra@alpacausa.com or rhondadeschner@gmail.com

Updated February 22, 2013