An Australian is determined to set up a large alpaca farm in Lithuania – the climate is suitable for these animals, and their breeding is a highly profitable business, diena.lt writes.
“If I do not do this soon, someone else will. There is no reason why alpacas could not adapt in Lithuania. The upkeep of these animals would not cost more than sheep,” Edward Billington, the future owner of the farm, told weekly newspaper 15min.
Although foreigners are unable to purchase land in Lithuania, the Australian does not exclude the possibility to do so through a local person. According to him, a hectare would be enough.
Mr. Billington plans to establish an Alpaca farm in Lithuania as early as this winter. The exact date will depend on the plot the entrepreneur chooses for the farm.