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.
What you can do
Level 1: Lama 1 - Llamas & AlpacasGetting 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.
Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.
Record keeping & evaluation
For adult leaders
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
To get involved with the 4-H Lama Project, contact your county 4-H office.