Careful Breeding Process
Pacomarca is an experimental Alpaca ranch over 1500 hectares at an altitude of 4060 meters above sea level on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, where the sky merges with the blue mirrors of the Lake Titicaca, the Inca Group has pioneered in 1992 a project to improve fine fiber production in Alpacas.
Today, having introduced state-of-the-art techniques in animal science, such as
performance recording and assisted reproduction to Alpaca breeding, Pacomarca is succeeding in improving the genetic stock of Alpacas and spreading the benefits to the rural communities. Knowing that finer Alpaca fibers command a higher price in the international market, selective breeding is a way to help the Andean communities make a livelihood from Alpaca farming.