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Alpaca Fiber

by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Link: Wikipedia on Alpaca Fiber While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is naturally water-repellent. Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn, perfect for knits. Suri has far [...]

By |2016-07-29T15:25:49+00:00July 29th, 2016|All About Alpaca Fiber|Comments Off on Alpaca Fiber

How We Got Started

Donna saw an alpaca commercial.   Oh no!  Hat was the beginning of Clearview Alpaca Farm.  Can we get just one? Well we all know the answer to that question. First of all, you can't just get one for alpaca health reasons and secondly, you can't just get one for falling in love reasons. Our first purchase was two [...]

By |2017-12-29T20:49:14+00:00July 27th, 2016|Farm News|Comments Off on How We Got Started

The Alpaca Lifestyle!

The joy, ease of care and potential profitability of raising alpacas has attracted people from many walks of life to become breeders. For some, alpacas are a primary source of income, for others a part-time business venture, but a source of pleasure for both. Young couples with children can enjoy the benefits of owning and [...]

By |2017-12-29T20:49:14+00:00July 27th, 2016|About Clearview Alpaca Farm|Comments Off on The Alpaca Lifestyle!

What is an Alpaca?

by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft) to 5,000 m (16,404 ft) above sea-level, throughout the year. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, [...]

By |2017-12-29T20:49:14+00:00July 27th, 2016|Learn About Alpacas|Comments Off on What is an Alpaca?

A Brief History of Alpacas

Alpacas were a cherished treasure of the ancient Incan civilization and played a central role in the Incan culture that was located on the high Andean Plateau and mountains of South America. Alpacas were first imported to the United States in 1984. Alpacas are now being successfully raised and enjoyed throughout North America and abroad. [...]

By |2017-12-29T20:49:15+00:00July 27th, 2016|Learn About Alpacas|Comments Off on A Brief History of Alpacas

Financial Aspects of Owning Alpacas

Why do people in so many countries call alpacas "The world's finest livestock business?" For any business asset to be valuable, it must possess certain qualities that make it desirable. Gold is scarce, real estate provides shelter, oil produces energy, bonds earn interest, stocks are supposed to increase in value, and diamonds symbolize love. Alpacas [...]

By |2017-12-29T20:49:15+00:00July 19th, 2016|Learn About Alpacas|Comments Off on Financial Aspects of Owning Alpacas