We are located just about 45 minutes east of the Kansas City metropolitan area and just north of Interstate 70 in Missouri. The farm is home to between 150 and 200 beautiful Suri alpaca, three awesome Great Pyrenees livestock guard dogs, and some of the friendliest barn cats around.
Our herdsires include exceptional males - Pines Edge Accoyo Andretti, Synergy's Silver Tomo, Pucura PureSuri Tikanui, Silver Argento of Harmony, Dark Arrow of Harmony, BBFAI Torpedo, Dallas of Prairie Lake, Tikanui's Zen of Harmony, Sargent Red of Harmony, Silken Masterpiece of Harmony, Pucara's Happy Kaileo, and BBFAI Devil's Cut.
The herd includes bloodlines from Torbio, MacGyver, Double Dutch's American Spirit, Peruvian Silver Heat, Pucara Kahuna, Mont Blanc, and Shavano.
We spend time with our herd every day, observing and interacting with them. The trust established between the two-legged and four-legged creatures on our farm is extremely important and their safety and health is paramount.
All alpaca born on our farm are tested for BVDV, microchipped, and registered with the Alpaca Owners Association.
We believe it is important to make decisions about breeding and purchasing based on sound data. Therefore, we regularly get histograms on our alpacas' fiber to determine its the fineness and consistency. We also have skin biopsies done on our top males and top females to determine density of fiber. We track fiber statistics such as fineness, deviation in micron, fleece weight, and density, as well as reproductive traits (ease of breeding, birthing, maternal capabilities). We also utilize Expected Progency Differences calculated by the Alpaca Owners Association.
In 2014 and again in 2017, we participated in the Suri Network's Suri Herd Improvement Program (SHIP). Classifiers came to our farm and performed a hands-on classification of each of our animals, scoring them on eight fiber characteristics and eight conformational traits.
This information - classification scores, histograms, and skin biopsies, plus their breeding and birthing histories, are invaluable in making those important breeding decisions.
We start with outstanding genetics, use a data-driven approach to decision making, resulting in stellar alpacas!
Our business philosophy is simple: We believe in the ethic of reciprocity, the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Our goal is to continue the alpaca owners and breeders tradition of always being willing to share and support others’ efforts, whatever those goals may be: fiber, breeding, or simply enhanced lifestyle.