Tag Archives: alpaca products

To Market, To Market

Our farmers market season begins this weekend! We will be at the West End Farmers Market on Saturday mornings this fall from 8am through noon. The market is located at 12450 Gayton Road, (Intersection of Gayton Road & Ridgefield Parkway). We send our fleece to the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative as well as to a local […]

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Been Busy Breeding

After spring shearing and birthing, the next alpaca farm activity is breeding. This spring and early summer, we have been busy breeding our open mature females. At the moment, we have three females for whom we are making breeding decisions: “is she ready”, “which herdsire”, and “which breeding system”. Today, I will address the readiness […]

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Shearing Atlas and Showering Salty Dog and Friends

  Yesterday, was shearing day on the farm. I have posted video of the shearing by Darrin & Andrew to You Tube. Atlas is the alpaca submitting to the haircut. He seems to fall asleep or go into some kind of deep relaxation during the process. When it is over, he has to be nudged and shaken […]

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Shearing Day 2012

Atlas undergoes his shearing

Andersons Alpacas teamed up with our farming partners, James and Lisa Deardon, for the annual chore/event of shearing the alpacas. We had 15 animals on site to be shorn. We employed the services of Darrin and Andrew, the shearing team from New Zealand.  These fellows are expert at their craft! They handle the animals gently. […]

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Welcome to the world “Black Jack”!

Andersons Alpacas is proud to announce the arrival of Willow’s newest cria!  He is black from head to toe and nose to tail! Welcome to the world “Black Jack”! Both cria and dam are well.  Black Jack was born during the day on Monday, April 2nd. Our co-farmer, James Deardon, stopped by to the feed the […]

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Ice Boy Wins a Blue

On Sunday, February 19th, Ice Dancer competed in a halter class of medium fawn suri males. He was favored over his competitors for exceptional luster among other things.

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What a Wonderful World… CABO and Comraderie

Mattie Mae

 I gotta tell you… alpaca farmers are some of the friendliest and most cooperative folks in the world. This weekend, Bob is off to Carolina where the Carolina Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association is hosting an “Alpaca Celebration“.  The show features the usual: halter competitions, performance classes, spin offs, and so on.  Bob is bringing two […]

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Meet the New Kids on the Farm!

Andersons Alpacas have acquired three new female alpacas. We welcome four year-old Priscilla (Prissy), her cria Magdalene (Maggie), and Mattie Mae. Prissy and Maggie are beautiful, white suris with long pencil locks that drape into beautiful curling spirals. They are primarily Peruvian and Accoyo heritage. Prissy took second in a class of 12 at the […]

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Where in the World is Andersons Alpacas?

This will be an interesting weekend:   Andersons Alpacas will be bi-local! We are attending both the VAOBA Expo and My Manakin HOLIDAYMarket! Bob is bringing ICE BOY and JOHNNY FLEECE to VAOBA (Fri., Sat., & Sun.). They will each enter their respective halter classes and compete for ribbons. ICE BOY will compete in a Suri […]

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The New Alpaca Products Are In! The New Alpaca Products Are In!

Just arrived! Alpaca hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and more.  Just in time for this Saturday’s farmer’s market at My Manakin Market! Click on the new page on our website, Alpaca Products. These items are beautiful! Frequently compared to cashmere, the unique qualities of alpaca place it in a class of its own. Warmer and stronger than […]

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