We manage a herd of 130 huacaya alpacas and are involved in every aspect of their care and the farm in general. Sarah oversees the husbandry, breeding, and birthing; feeding; and day-to-day care of the animals. Mike manages the crop farming and pasture maintenance. We have three invaluable employees – Perry, Marco, and Tonya – who make operating an alpaca farm possible!
Our approach is to look at our alpaca program in terms of herd production and the development of the Long Acres Alpaca Farm Brand Alpaca. Our mission is breeding best quality females and elite males, while producing Champion offspring. Our herd is represented by the finest huacaya genetics from the east and west coast. We’ve been most pleased with the consistency within our program as evidenced by our show placements, fiber analysis, and fiber weights.
Statistics Worth Sharing
- 65% of all mature alpacas are ribbon winners
- 100% of our Herdsires are Champions or have produced Halter Champions
- 2012 shearing as a group have an average micron diameter (AFD) of 22.27 of all alpacas (below the national average)
Soon after we started raising alpacas, we realized most people do not know why we raise alpacas. Thus a small on-farm store was started, which evolved into Pachallina, our retail shoppe in downtown Mercersburg. The shoppe offers natural, organic, and eco-friendly clothing and home decor.
Completing the triangle will be our Guest House (opening soon), where you can stay and enjoy the fruits of our labor!