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az.mountain runner
07-16-2012, 07:24 PM
This past issue ,touched base on using goats to help with the packing.Does anybody have the skinny on this ,type of goats ,where to get packs ,cost per animal , I guess in short LOL all the info.

HuskyMusky
07-16-2012, 08:23 PM
Once read a "packing with llamas or El Pacas" article, that seemed like a nice option.

I think el pacas are known to have better tempers.

BKC
07-16-2012, 08:42 PM
Once read a "packing with llamas or El Pacas" article, that seemed like a nice option.

I think el pacas are known to have better tempers.

Alpacas aren't a bad option either!

HuskyMusky
07-16-2012, 10:03 PM
Alpacas aren't a bad option either!

ha, thanks for the correction, I knew I probably had it wrong, and figured spellcheck just didn't know it! ha.

least I got the pacas portion right! haha.

nebowhunter
07-18-2012, 04:10 PM
They are the best. Email me for a phone number and I can give you alot of info that I learned trial and error and save you some grief if you would like to try them. nebowhunter1970@yahoo.com

beav906
07-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Goat breeds most use larger and then it comes down to what color you want. Lol.. alpines and toggenbergs are popular. Saanens and oberhasli also. You can normally pick up wethers around 125 a piece up here. You should be able to find packs by Google. I've seen soft packs and some that resemble sawbucks. Sometimes you luck out and find someone with a wether and all the gear in a package

az.mountain runner
07-19-2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks for the info I will check further.