Barastoc Alpaca Pellets

Barastoc Alpaca pellet is suitable for both alpacas and llamas.  It contains the right balance and levels of protein and energy for growth, breeding, and lactation.Furthermore, it is pelletised for ease of handling and to minimize feed wastage.

About Barastoc Alpaca Pellets

For alpacas, which are a quasi-ruminant with 3 stomachs, fibre is an important part of their diet.  A plentiful supply of good quality hay or pasture must be available at all times.  Animals should be allowed to eat this to appetite at all times.  Alpacas and llamas originally came from areas with high selenium soils, which makes them predisposed to selenium deficiency were soil levels are low, such as in Australia.  Vitamin E works in synergy with selenium for good immunity and health.  Barastoc Alpaca pellet contains both an organic selenium source and Vitamin E.  This feed also contains a good vitamin and mineral profile for health, reproduction, skin and fleece condition.

Feeding Guide

Alpacas and llamas prefer to be fed at ground level and to be fed individually in troughs.  Animals should not be fed in a confined area and you should provide ample space for individual animals to feed properly.  It is important to adapt alpacas to Barastoc Alpaca pellets.  It is recommended that feed intake be increased gradually over a two week period to minimize the risk of acidosis (grain poisoning).  When feeding hay, ensure that it is fed at ground level to avoid fleece contamination and damage.

Type of Animal


Feeding Rate

Young growing alpacas 50 kilograms 0.25 – 0.7 kg per animal per day
Adult alpacas 70 kilograms 0.25 – 1 kg animal per day


The above feeding rates are only a guide.  Consideration of the alpacas general body condition, stage of pregnancy or lactation, and environmental conditions such as pasture availability will affect feed requirements.  For best management practice do not feed more than 0.5 kg of alpaca pellets per meal to adult alpacas or llamas.  No more than 0.25 kg per meal to young and growing animals.

Ensure that a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water it available at all times.


Typical Analysis

Crude Protein (minimum) 14.0%
Urea Nil
Crude Fat (minimum) 4.0%
Crude Fibre (minimum) 15.0%
Salt (maximum added) 0.5%
Copper (added) 23.5mg/kg
Selenium (added) 0.25mg/kg
Calcium (minimum) 1.0%
Phosphorus (minimum) 0.8%
ME (Ruminant)(minimum) 10.5MJ/kg
Zinc (minimum) 180mg/kg
Iodine (minimum) 0.5mg/kg
Vitamin A (minimum) 6,000IU/kg
Vitamin D (minimum) 1,200IU/kg
Vitamin E (minimum) 100mg/kg

Pack Size

  •  20 kg