The heart does not stop bleeding just because the animal is brain dead. I drag the animal down to the offal hole below our yards and cut its throat. You do have to saw across the throat several times even with a sharp knife. That will bleed the animal out. I cut through the spinal cord between the vertebrae by bending the neck right back. I remove the neck and head. Here I decided not to bother to keep the neck chops. The skin on an alpaca’s neck is very thick and difficult to skin so I saved time and didn’t bother. Our offal hole was 5 metres deep when it was first dug by a contractor with an auger, and cost us $200. The advantage of an offal hole is that you can dispose of carcasses, blood and offal hygienically and without having to dig a hole each time.