Production stock alpacas, usually castrated males, can be purchased anywhere from $100 to $1500. These alpacas are used strictly for their yearly harvest of fiber as a means of profit. These alpacas make great pets. What other pet can you own that could make you up to $100 per pound from their fur.
The major investment of the alpaca is based on the concept of compounding. Savings accounts earn interest, which if left in the account, adds to principle. The increased principle earns additional interest, thereby compounding the investors return. Alpacas produce a baby (cria) almost every year and when you retain the offspring in your herd, they begin producing babies. This is alpaca compounding.
Tax deferred wealth building is another advantage. As your herd grows, you postpone paying income tax on its increased value until such time as you begin selling the offspring.
There are many more details of the advantages and we will be happy to provide our brochure on the financial aspects of alpaca ownership.