Alpaca Manure

Alpaca manure, also called “black gold”,  is one of the best soil amendments for vegetable and flower gardens, lawns and houseplants because it typically contains a higher nutrition content than other livestock, including cow and horse manures.

  • Alpaca manure can be applied directly to plants. It is not a “hot” manure and will not burn them.
  • The “beans” act like little time release plant food capsules and will supply food and nutrients to your garden throughout the growing season.

Animal Manure Comparison

Animal N (%)
(Nitrogen)
P (%)
(Phosphorus)
K (%)
(Potassium)
Alpaca 1.7 0.69 0.66
Chicken 1.0 0.8 0.4
Horse 0.7 0.25 0.55
Sheep 0.95 0.35 1.0
Cow 0.6 0.15 0.45
Pig 0.5 0.35 0.4
References: University of Idaho, Sunset Western Garden Book