Each year, the visits and traineeships scheme at the PACOMARCA ranch receives between 300 and 800 people interested in finding out about the genetics program it is conducting. Visitors come from all the alpaca-raising regions of Peru and from different foreign countries which include Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, USA, Japan, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Korea, and China.

During day visits and three-day traineeships, PACOMARCA shares with peruvian alpaca producers, technicians and professionals all the knowledge obtained at the ranch and the programs it is implementing. These visits are very popular among organized groups of alpaca producers from different parts of Peru.

The most noteworthy features shown to visitors include the establishment of a genetic improvement program, the selection of male animals for breeding, data management, mechanized shearing, health and hygiene, feeding and reproduction.

  • TRAINEESHIPS PROGRAM IN PACOMARCA / DURATION: 3 DAYS / FORMAT: THEORY AND PRACTICE AS APPLICABLE

    GROUP OF PEOPLE:
    MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 12 PEOPLE
    MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 12 PEOPLE

    INCLUDES:
    LODGING FOR TWO NIGHTS
    BOARD FOR THREE DAYS

    DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    TRANSPORT TO AND FROM PACOMARCA

  • GENETIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    INTRODUCTION TO PACOMARCA'S GENERAL PROGRAM
    09:00 - 09:30 AM
    ALPACA HERD-MANAGEMENT PLAN
    09:30 - 10:30 AM

    - DEFINITION OF OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
    - DEFINITION OF THE HERD SIZE
    - DEFINITION OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND WORKING EQUIPMENT

    SNACK BREAK
    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    GENETIC IMPROVEMENT
    11:00 - 01:00 PM

    - COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF GENETIC IMPROVEMENT
    - SELECTION SYSTEMS
    - QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
    - SELECTIONS METHODS: BEST LINEAR UNBIASED PREDICTIONS, EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCES: GENETIC RATINGS
    - EMBRYO TRANSFER

    LUNCH
    01:00 - 02:30 PM
    CONTROLLED REPRODUCTION
    02:30 - 06:00 PM

    -PLANNED REPRODUCTION

    -SELECTION OF MALE ANIMALS

    -SELECTION OF FEMALE ANIMALS

    -USE OF INFRAESTRUCTURE

    -RECORDING DATA

    -USE OF ULTRASOUND MACHINE

    -DETECTION OF ALTERNATIVE GESTATION

    DINNER / REST
    06:00 PM
  • REPRODUCTION/SHEARING

    BREAKFAST
    07:00 - 08:00 AM
    ALPACA PRODUCTION
    11:00 - 01:00 PM

    -GENERAL ASPECTS

    -FEEDING

    -ALPACA RAISER'S CALENDAR

    -PLANNING OF ACTIVITIES

    INFRASESTRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT
    09:00 - 10:00 AM

    -GENERAL PLANNING

    -PRIORITY

    -DESIGN

    -IMPLEMENTATION

    SNACK BREAK
    10:00 - 10:30 AM
    GIVING BRITH
    10:30 - 01:00 PM

    -PLANNING THE PARTURITION

    -PARTURITION AREAS

    -SUPPORT PERSONNEL

    -BASIC FIRST-AID KIT

    -ESSENTIAL CARE FOR THE NEWBORN ALPACAS

    -VACCINATIONS AND DOSAGES

    LUNCH
    01:00 - 02:30 PM
    INCA SHEARING SYSTEM FOR SHEARING AND ROLLING THE FLEECE
    02:30 - 06:00 PM

    -SELECTION OF ANIMALS

    -PREPARATIONS OF ANIMALS

    -SAMPLING

    -CHECKING FIBER LENGTH

    -INCA SHEARING SYSTEM

    -WEIGHING AND DATA CONTROL

    -ROUNDING OF NUMERICAL VALUES

    -FLEECE ROLLING

    DINNER - REST
    06:00 PM
  • HEALTH AND HYGIENE/PASTURES

    BREAKFAST
    07:00 - 08:00 AM
    MANAGEMENT OF GRAZING AND FODDER
    08:00 - 12:00 PM

    -NATURAL PASTURES

    -CULTIVATED PASTURES

    -COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING SYSTEMS

    -SILAGE

    -BALING

    LUNCH
    12:00 - 02:30 PM
    HEALTH MANAGEMENT
    02:00 - 04:00 PM

    -HEALTH MANAGEMENT PLAN

    -CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

    -IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON PROBLEMS

    -VACCINATIONS, DOSAGES, SUPPLEMENTS

    -DESINFECTION AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

    -QUARANTINE AND EMERGENCY ACTIONS

    -PREVENTION