Bankrate.com Raising alpacas for fun and profit -- mostly for profit
: "Alpaca profits today lie in breeding. Investors who want a quick return buy a pregnant female for $20,000, then sell her baby for $10,000 to other newcomers to the industry. Those building more slowly hold female babies until they, too, are pregnant and worth their initial purchase price. The return on investment ranges from Stewart's 50 percent annually to 10 percent for those unfortunates with scrubby stock." Insight into the alpaca business in the United States.