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Reducing Heat Stress In Camelids

Watch helpful Videos From the Mid America Alpaca Foundation

The Mid America Alpaca Foundation has some great informational videos for

you to see.  In particular, the video about heat stress on alpacas in the

summer.  Take a look and see if your ranch is "heat stress" free for your


In the meantime, here are a few pictures of what we have done at our ranch.

Surprisingly, the 18 x 30 carport shelters have worked really well for us. I

once thought that the metal would be hot but, they are cool in the summer

and warm in the winter.  Not at all what I expected. They are considerably

less in the over all cost when compared to the traditional wooden structures

and barns.  As you can see from the pictures, they are all open ended and are

great for ventilation in the summer. We included inside automatic waters and

power outlet for the fans. For those farms that may not have alot of trees,

these carports may be a great solution for shelter. 

Our animals love them!

If you have any questions or would like our contact for the Carport Shelters,

please do hesitate to call or e-mail us.  we would love to share our

experiences with you.

All the best this summer and stay cool !

Updated July 22, 2013