Ohio's alpaca farms have some eyeing a milling industry for the state

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Spring and summer means shearing-time on Ohio's 983 alpaca farms.

As the state with the highest number of alpacas -- about 18,000 of the animals live here -- that means a lot of alpaca fleece coming off these long-necked, doe-eyed creatures.

One alpaca might give up 4 or 5 pounds of the fluffy stuff from around its midsection. Because each alpaca must be shorn once a year, that's about 75,000 pounds of high-quality fleece annually.

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