(All the poop on alpaca poop....)
Alpaca manure consists of small, oval droppings resembling beans and are known as "Green Beans" within the alpaca breeding industry. With three stomachs to process food, the alpaca diet of grass, hay, vitamins, minerals, and fresh water moves efficiently through from product to poop.
Green Beans are a natural source of sloooooooow releasing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium/potash-all in small percentages - so there is no problem burning or over fertilization. Poop in piles is easy to collect! Compost it (removes the slight amount of ammonia from urine) or put it directly on outdoor plants. NOTE: composted beans are best for vegetable gardens.
Some benefits of Green Beans include:
- Green Beans are naturally organic with no added manufactured chemicals - just Mother Earth and the eco-friendly, carbon-neutral North American native alpaca.
- Green Beans are virtually odorless. Try that with horse, cow, chicken, or pig droppings.
- Green Beans contain relatively few parasites - and virtually no e-coli.
- Green Beans added to pastures helps to loosen clay soils and harden sandy soils
- Green Beans add vital-nutrients to soil, in addition to critical nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
Some facts about Green Beans:
- Alpacas produce an average of 1 pound of Green Beans per day. Doing the math, that's about 365 pounds per year per alpaca. A herd of 25 alpacas produces about 4.5 tons of Green Beans per year.
- Some breeders work out agreements with local landscapers and nurseries to purchase Green Beans in bulk or even barter for other items which can be used on their farms/ranches or resold for cash. (Be sure to know your local and state laws regarding selling manure as fertilizer.)
Depending on your location, there may be numerous opportunities to sell Green Beans
Alpaca Green Beans Tea (plant fertilizer) recipe:
- Fill a knee-high nylon stocking with beans.
- Mix with 1/2 gallon of water.
- Let mixture sit in the sun for a few hours.
- Pour liquid on flowers, plants, trees.
Poop comparison Chart:
THE END RESULT
Using alpaca bean allows you to landscape and garden:
- Chemical Free
Alpaca Beans are the ultimate recycled recyclable!
Visit the farm for your supply of beans and watch your gardens grow!