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Lama

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. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Lama Project!

Fun fact: Lama is the genus and llama (with two "l"s) is the species.

Important project information for enrolled members


What you can do

Level 1: Lama 1 - Llamas & Alpacas

Getting to know and care for lamas, which include the species of llamas, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos.

Level 2: Lama 2 - Llamas & Alpacas

Learn about continued training and care for lamas, including registration, showmanship and feeds.

Level 3: Lama 3 - Llamas & Alpacas

Explore lama social behavior, showing and judging, fiber types and careers that include lamas.

All levels

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Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

Important project information:


Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders

Events

Be a youth livestock committee member. 3 youth project members will be selected for 1 year terms to help plan and organize the State Fair 4-H Lama Project experience. Members must have extensive Lama project and leadership experience. Applicants must be 9th grade or older, eligible for next year's 4-H, currently enrolled in lama project, previously exhibited at MN State Fair and complete this application.- PDF - fillable version

Additional details about committee assignment.

Contact

To get involved with the 4-H Lama Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Sharon Davis, program director, science of animals
davis051@umn.edu
507-369-6896


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