A local farmer says llamas are not too cute to eat. Stan Eckstrand from Nanton says the meat tastes similar to beef.

He says people have no problem eating the fluffy animals once they've had a taste. He says his llama's are as natural as possible. They eat feed made from seaweed kelp with no antibiotics. Eckstrand says the meat is high in protein and low in fat and his sausages, patties and tenderloins are safe for people with allergies to dairy, wheat and fillers.

Eckstrand has a table at the High River Farmers Market every Thursday.