Alpaca and Llama Pasture Seed

$3.75
  • Species selected for Alpacas & Llamas
  • Well suited to grazing
  • Dense, soft leaves
  • Adapted to a broad geographic range

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.



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Our Alpaca and Llama Pasture Seed is a blend of forage grasses that provide soft, lush pasture throughout the growing season. It can be cut for hay if adequate water is provided and grazing patterns allow it.

Alpacas and Llamas are well suited to grazing. Their unique mouth shape and grazing style result in a preference for shorter, dense grasses. The species and varieties in this seed mix are soft and leafy and contain low sugar to help reduce the digestive disorders common in camelids. This mix has been selected to reduce the stems common in other pasture mixes.

Alpaca and Llama Pasture Seed is adapted to a variety of soil types and climates in the Northern and Central United States. It will establish and persist in all but the coldest northern climates, the arid desert or the tropical south.  Water requirements for this mix are similar to our Irrigated Pasture Mix. If you are considering a legume for your Alpaca and Llama pasture we recommend White Clover or Red Clover.

This product has a minimum order quantity of 20 pounds.

35% Orchardgrass
30% Meadow Brome
20% Kentucky Bluegrass
15% Timothy

Our Alpaca and Llama Pasture Mix is made up of hardy forage grasses that provide a lush pasture throughout the growing season. The mix provides multi-season grazing and can be cut for hay. It contains low sugar crops to help reduce digestive disorders that are common for camelids. This mix is adapted to a variety of soil types and climates in the Northern and Central United States.

The graphic above should provide a good visual reference of proper seeding depth. Note: The roll/pack step is highly recommended (but not necessary) with the broadcast seeding method. We do NOT recommend you roll/pack after drilling unless you are absolutely certain your drill is set to the shallowest possible drill depth – no more than .25″. A drill depth set too deep will result in buried seeds, poor germination and poor establishment – or failure.

Left: Ideal soil prep and proper broadcast method seed depth. The seeds have good soil contact on an even seed bed.

Right: Large dirt clods result in poor soil contact and uneven establishment. To the best of your ability, prepare an even, disturbed seed bed. What is “correct” or “ideal” will vary with your circumstances. In a range situations or on rocky ground the soil in the left photo is unrealistic.

Pasture mixes &Correct Sowing Methods


Correct sowing method is crucial for the establishment of healthy pasture. Few things have so direct an effect on success – or failure. The following methods are recommended:

Broadcast + Roll (BEST): Broadcast seed on a prepared seed bed. In small plots this is easy done by hand. For medium plots, a fertilizer broadcaster works well. In large-scale seedings a tractor/truck/SUV mounter fertilizer spreader works well. After broadcasting, walking on the area works in small areas and accomplishes the same goal as a roller. In med-large scale seedings, compact the soil surface with a push-roller or a roller mounted to a vehicle or tractor. The goal of the roller is to “press” the seed into the soil surface, ensuring the best possible soil contact.

Broadcast (GOOD): Broadcast seed on a prepared seed bed. In small plots this is easy done by hand. For medium plots, a fertilizer broadcaster works well. In large-scale seedings a tractor/truck/SUV mounter fertilizer spreader works well. DO NOT attempt to bury the seed after broadcasting.

Drilling (GOOD, BUT MUST BE DONE CORRECTLY): There are countless brands and styles of drills. Each are set to their specific make and model – there is no “universal” setting. Set your drill to the desired seeding rate and lift disks to barely scratch the surface. DO NOT bury the seeds. One of the leading causes of establishment failure is sowing too deep.

Who is Great Basin Seed?

Great Basin Seed is a seed company that specializes in seed sales and consultation for home, ranch, farm, range and reclamation. We have been a leader in the seed industry since 1974.

Our History

We've been in the seed business since 1974.

What We Offer

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Meet the Gang

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Right: Company founder Lloyd and his wife Paula Stevens in a wildflower seed production field circa 1977

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