Whether you are considering setting up an alpaca business, or find that you need professional assistance in planning for the tax consequences of your existing alpaca farm, you want an expert with experience. If your accountant is interested in learning all the ins-and-puts of the tax code as it affects those with a livestock breeding operation, then you may be all set. However, their may be advantages to using the services of a tax and accounting professional who already 'knows the ropes'.
In addition to assisting clients with alpaca farms, Deb Perry and her husband Jack, own Glacier Rock Alpacas in Ira, VT.
Deb Perry Accounting Services 9 Court Street Rutland, VT 05701 802-773-1360
Forms for agricultural businesses can be found at www.IRS.gov under 'Index to Forms, Instructions, and Publications'.
You may want to order publication number 225, Farmers Tax Guide, from the IRS. You can view it here, either online or download the PDF:
Waite Hill Fabrics is a commercial fiber mill that can take your alpaca fiber from 'raw' to any weight yarn you desire - even 'thread' weight. They can also produce yard goods from your fiber!
Waite Hill is in the process of developing a line of quality alpaca apparel made in the USA from US grown alpaca. Give Bruce a call, he'll be glad to talk to you about the mill and what they can do for you.
Bruce Bennett Waite Hill Fabrics
Producing roving, yarn, and fabric from YOUR fiber! Also - USA alpaca fashions
Laura Busky of North Brook Handwovens can produce wonderful woven products for you - from YOUR yarns! Imagine scarves, throws, wraps, blankets, and more - in a variety of patterns - all made from the fiber produced by your alpacas.
One major advantage of the alpaca business is that every alpaca can be insured. We have done business with both of the companies listed below with complete satisfaction. Contact them for more information on obtaining a full mortality & theft policy, or a deductable policy for your herd.
Prairie States Insurance Agency, Inc www.PrairieStatesInsurance.com
The Camelid Quarterly offers articles on a wide range of topics concerning all camelid species, with an emphasis on alpacas and llamas. Nutrition, fiber, management and other aspects of camelid husbandry are covered, along with special interest articles. Though based in Canada, many of the ads and articles are from the US.
Click on the order form to the right to go to their website.