[permaculture] llamas

SArjuna at aol.com SArjuna at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 22:16:35 EDT 2008

     So now I've come to your post about llamas, which I had never considered 
having.   Hmmm.   Can llamas be trained to pull a cart or buggy that one 
rides in?    Or just led as pack animals?

In a message dated 9/23/08 12:22:44 PM, 
permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org writes:
> > In response to your push carts and bicycle carts, I thought about
> > other animals, like horses.  I know that horses eat far too much to
> > make them realistic for most, and are not sustainable in the long
> > run.  But llamas are MUCH more efficient with what they eat, can
> > carry more per pound of body weight than a horse (a horse weighing
> > 1,000 pounds will carry about 210 pounds, llamas weighing 300 pounds
> > will carry about 50-75 pounds).  They also keep brush down, as
> > browsers rather than only grass grazers, provide delightful wool for
> > spinning, knitting and weaving warm winter outerwear and sweaters,
> > and are friendly as companions.  Just a thought.
> >

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