Well, you can, and the reason why is simple. Alpaca beans, or poop, is a terrific fertiliser, better even than horse manure. The reason for this is because Alpacas have a highly developed digestive system that digests all that they eat, including seeds and passes through the animal as a highly refined and nutritious ‘bean’. Each bean is a lot lower in organic matter than other farm animals excrement and this means the manure can be spread out directly to gardens etc.
These beans contain all the essential nutrients your plants need to grow and in ratios that are already well balanced and useable by the plants. Alpaca manure has a dense structure and improves soil texture and structure which leads to better water holding capacity. This is a terrific benefit when the dryness of summer really kicks in as less watering will be required.
Interestingly Alpacas are naturally drawn to poop in the same places around their paddocks, meaning they tend not to just poop anywhere. They will poop in communal areas meaning they are essentially collecting all their poop into two or three spots around the paddock. And best of all this is naturally what they do, no training required.
Because of their evolved and developed digestive systems Alpaca’s and Llamas manure is parasite free and disease free. However do be aware that you should not leave it in the paddock for too long if you are wanting to use it for fertiliser purposes. The longer it sits in the paddock on the ground the more chance it has of parasites feeding on it and it becoming unsavoury.
As an Olympic Sport clay target shooting has nearly 30 competitors from different countries competing in both the men’s and women’s events. It is an exciting event that is extremely competitive.
However, there is a downside to the sport that is increasingly becoming a problem for many clubs around the USA and that is the environmental impact of Trap Shooting. It seems like a simple enough sport to not really create these types of problems but on closer inspection there are some concerning trends beginning to emerge.