Farm is situated on 80 mostly wooded acres of rolling hills in eastern
Kansas. We are located halfway between Topeka and Lawrence, not far off
of I-70, and about an hour from Kansas City.
Along with our 4 daughters, we breed and raise show quality alpacas. We
also harvest their gorgeous fleeces yearly, having it made into
beautiful yarn and finished products.
We have now planned the breeding for, birthed, and raised 2 of our own
COLOR CHAMPIONS!!! We have also acquired multiple time
Color Champion Majestic Peruvian
Bronson, a herdsire with truly elite fleece.
Alpacas are unusually peaceful and gentle animals. We find the care of
them a welcome respite in a busy, preoccupied world. There is nothing
like watching energetic little crias, only a few days old, running and
jumping together in the sunshine…
Alpacas are intelligent and can be easily taught to lead. They are
gentle enough for even children to handle safely. Our alpacas are
recipients of lots of hands-on loving care.
lived in the country our whole married life, we already knew we loved
the lifestyle. We've raised cattle in the past, have horses, but wanted
to find an animal that would be easy for girls to handle, and that
wouldn't require harming it to make a profit. After researching
extensively, we found the perfect answer for our family. It didn't take
long to fall in love with those fuzzy, big-eyed, funny humming
With my background in fine art I was drawn to their beautiful and
luxurious fiber. My husband, with his degree in agricultural business,
saw the potential investment and tax advantages. Our daughters just
thought they were, well… “cute!”
We have found the training methods
of Marty McGee Bennett to work well for us, which focus on building a
relationship with our alpacas based on these principles: kindness,
respect, efficiency, and fun.
Every one of our alpacas comes from notable lineage. We have the
bloodlines of THE: Vengador, Accoyo Godfather, Bueno, Dakotia, Pizarro,
Caligula, White Out, Caudillo, Midas Touch, Elever, Hemingway, Legacy,
Fabio, Presidio, Felix, Augusto, Guellermo, Yupanqui, NWA LTD The
Gentlman, Donovan, Avatar, and more.
Having attended every seminar/course we could fit in to our busy
schedule in the past 3 years, we have gained quite a bit of knowledge
about the care and husbandry of these wonderful animals. We've learned
about training & handling, neo-natal (birthing and assisting in problem
births), alpaca farm set up and management, nutrition and reproduction,
setting up a profitable fiber business, the fiber co-op model, sorting
and skirting fleeces, etc.... Not only has this helped us with our own
alpaca business, but it gives us a knowledge base to share with others
who might be interested in owning alpacas. We will be there for our
customers 24/7 to help in any way we can.
We love to introduce people to our alpacas. Call for a visit!!
Stop by again to see what's
happening at Alpacas at Rockyfield Farm!