Llamas and alpacas (both members of the lama family) make excellent pets and working animals, and also produce wool for textiles. Learn about care, grooming, feeding, training, social behavior and communication, fiber types, guard lamas, showing, judging and careers.
Fun fact: Lama is the genus and llama (with two "l"s) is the species.
Important project information:
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
This exciting training is designed for those interested in getting started in judging county fair 4-H lama shows as well as those who would like to get a 4-H lama project started in their county. More info
- May 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lyon County Fairgrounds, Marshall, Minnesota
- Cost $25
- Register by April 27, 2015
All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbit, meat and dairy goat, and lama must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.
Dates and locations vary by county. Check this list for more information.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info
Lama Project resources
Some experience with this project:
Looking for a challenge:
Learning resources for all levels:
- Lama Showmanship Curriculum - updated January 2015
- Lama Performance Class Rules and Guidelines (1.16 MB PDF) - updated January 2015
Project leader resources
- Llama - Helper's Guide (1.1 MB PDF)
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
To get involved with the 4-H Lama Project, contact your county 4-H office.
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.