Latest News & Events:
Where Will We Be In 2013?
At this point (Feb 2013), we plan to be at the Northwest Alpaca Showcase at the TRAC facility in Pasco on April 26 to 28. We are excited to bring some of last year's crop of juveniles. We may even bring a yearling from the year before, Shebang, who we think has great potential as a foundation female. Come and visit us at our stall in Pasco.
Alpaca History in US Dates Back to 1800s
Kathleen researched and published an article in the Purely Suri magazine (August 2011), about the history of alpacas in the United States. Her research led to a revision of conventional beliefs that had no alpacas in the US prior to the recent importations in the 1980s and 1990s.
EPDs and Classification: How Do They Relate?
Do you understand the concept of EPDs? Expected Progeny Differences is not a stats game for math geeks. EPDs can constitute the difference between guessing which herd sire to choose for your dam, and making an educated decision. This article about EPDs was first published in Purely Suri, Jan 09. Click here
- We have several full Accoyo females for sale. Please check out details on the Animals for Sale Pages.
Roving for Sale:
- We have some beautiful roving for sale. Some of it is pure Suri Alpaca, some blended with Merino. Details are on our store site: click here.
Alpaca Manure for Sale:
- We have beautiful manure, much of it well composted. Alpaca manure makes a great garden soil conditioner and will make your garden soil rich and fertile. We've used it on our own clay soil and turned it into rich, black top soil in a couple of years.
- $10 per 50 lb bag, $35 per truck load (4 bucket loads of our tractor). We load your truck or trailer for free.
We appreciate your interest and willingness to spend some time with us, virtually on this web site, and in real life should you decide to visit our farm.
At Foothills Suri Alpacas, we are dedicated to the breeding of fine Suri alpacas, combining proven bloodlines from Peru, Bolivia and true US breeds into a truly superb North American animal. Our alpacas are conformationally correct, have fine, lustrous fiber, and are genetically diverse.
Our many awards at alpaca shows have confirmed that our breeding program is successful when compared to any other breeder.
If you are interested in purchasing alpacas, please contact us, visit with us, and learn how to care for these gentle animals - even before you make a commitment to buy. We will work with you to help you stay within your budget, buy the best animal for the money, and will be able to offer "packages"(dam with cria, several animals, male and female, etc.).