Mentoring

 

A mentor is defined as “an experienced and trusted advisor”.
The best way to start your journey into alpaca ownership is to purchase your first alpacas from a farm that is willing to be your mentor farm. Not all farms are qualified or even willing to be a mentor farm.

 A mentor farm answers your questions, teaches you hands on care, and helps you succeed in the alpaca business. A mentor farm’s job is to educate you in all aspects of the alpaca business.

The most important choice you make is which farm you buy your first alpacas from. By default, this farm will become your mentor farm. Choosing your mentor farm is so important because you are choosing your “experienced and trusted advisor”.

We WANT to be YOUR mentor farm!

The best way to discover a farm’s reputation as an “experienced and trusted advisor” is to ask for references and talk to their clients. We WANT you to call our clients and ask them about us!  We’ll even provide you with a list of our references and their contact information.

Mada Vemi Alpacas is committed to helping new farms learn about caring for their alpacas, showing their alpacas, and working with alpaca fiber. This commitment to new and small farms has led us to develop our Show Buddies Program and fiber arts classes!

We enjoy sharing our experience with our clients and we love helping new farms succeed. By choosing Mada Vemi Alpacas as your mentor farm you are choosing the opportunity to learn from our experience. You are choosing “an experienced and trusted advisor” who wants to help you succeed. Contact us anytime to discuss how we can help you succeed.

Agistment

Need a place to agist (board) your alpacas while you get your farm ready? We can help! We offer the same TLC for your alpacas as we offer our own. We invite you to visit often and come for free hands on learning experiences while your animals are in our care.

If you have purchased an alpaca from us the purchase price includes 3 months free board and all the hands on training you want.

Cost: $100.00 per month per female alpaca or males under 1 year of age. Males older than 1 year are $150 per month. Boarding fees are payable on the first of every month in advance. Price includes shelter, hay, feed, free choice minerals, and all the TLC they want. Vet expenses are the owners responsibility. Optional services are available for an additional fee. For a detailed listing of optional services and prices give us a call or email us.
 
 

Show Buddies Program

We've been running a Show Buddies Program for the last two years and we do about 10-15 shows per year. This is a great opportunity to get your name out there, get your animals some ribbons, and get some feedback on your breeding program.

Why do we do this? The Show Buddies Program started out of necessity because we only had one alpaca worthy of taking to the shows and we needed a buddy to go with him to the shows. The concept grew quickly because many farms only have one animal to show, can't get off work to go to the shows, don't want to show, or are too far from most shows.

When an alpaca enters the ring it's important that it is set up squarely for the judge to view it to gain the best possible first impression. Experienced handlers can make a huge difference in winning a ribbon. 
 Veronica does it again - clean sweep!
Pricing and Terms
We charge $200 per animal per show. The owner is responsible for the cost of pen space, halter fee, and other show expenses but we try to split pen space fees up by the number of animals attending if possible. This Show Buddies fee includes filling out show paperwork, displaying your business cards, hanging your banner, talking to people about your animal, and it includes their care while they stay at our farm during the show season. Any vet expenses are the owner's responsibility.


Additional Details

The Show Buddies Program is designed to reduce stress on the animals. All the Show Buddies live together, eat the same food, drink the same water, and get to know each other prior to going to the first show. The Show Buddies live together, show together and stay quarrantined together from the beginning of the show season until the end. They are a "herd" and therefore tend to be less stressed since they do everything together as a herd.

Contact us for space availibility and more information.

Financing

We offer generous financing on all alpacas purchases from animal sales to breeding services. We are very flexible on terms because we realize there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to financing. We are willing to work with you to meet your individual needs. Contact us today to discuss financing in more detail.

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

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