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Alpaca Meat - Ground
Ground alpaca - ideal replacement for any ground beef or turkey. Small 2 lb packages of ground available for local delivery or pickup.
Alpaca meat has some very interesting characteristics. The meat is very lean and our testing has shown it to be extremely low in cholesterol. Alpaca is also very high in protein and low in fat and is often compared to lean pork with a slightly sweeter taste. Due to the leanness of the meat it is very important to cook alpaca cuts over high heat and not past medium rare.
Alpacas slated for meat production are kept in quarantine for 30-90 days before custom dispatching from our ranch to local processing plants that are State inspected, all done with consideration for maximum humane animal treatment. Although alpaca is not on the list yet as either amenable for free inspection or non-amenable for voluntary paid inspection, we use inspected facilities for best practices. Our quarantine time frame is in place to insure that selected animals have no medicines in their system. They are strictly grass hay fed, plus minerals, and let out to pasture for rotational grazing, with no grains, hormones, antibiotics, growth enhancers or chemical fertilizers and sprays, in order to insure the best quality possible. Responsible stewardship is our goal, producing strong healthy livestock for exceptional gourmet cuisine. See our website for recipes.