This year's shearing was quite an adventure. Just imagine: all set up and waiting on the shearers, shearing help begins to arrive. We go to the pastures to begin bringing down the alpacas. There, for all to see is my way overdue dam about to give birth. Two hours before the shearers are scheduled to arrive...a nice, healthy girl cria. She is white and beige. Two girls for two so far this season!
Check out her parents in my herd--Sire is My Peruvian Munay of CRANC and dam is Afternoon Delight.
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Alpacas at Cherry Run is an alpaca farm located in central North Carolina, about 30 minutes southeast of Raleigh, NC. We feel privileged to own and breed award winning huacaya alpacas. It is such an adventure and ongoing learning opportunity. Much of our farm was raw land when we first acquired it, but we have steadily improved and updated our infrastructure and added a farm store. The farm is wonderfully photogenic including ponds and woodlands that add depth to your relaxing and enjoyable visit. Our animals have the freedom to exercise and graze open pastures, resulting in good-natured beings.
Our operations goal is to ensure good health and well-being of our alpacas to further our breeding objectives which is focused on fleece. The animals on our farm are from well-known lineages or have won their own awards. Our breeding program is aimed at producing optimal alpaca conformation, healthy, good-natured animals and top notch fleeces. In as much as we handspin, felt and dye our own roving and yarns, our select fleece quality will have soft handle, ample staple length and acceptable fiber fineness for broad marketable appeal and use. We believe this makes us stand out because we see how our breeding goals are reflected in finished products.
In addition to our breeding and fiber programs, we are active in North Carolina's Alpaca Breeders and Owners Association. Depend on us to provide excellent customer service and follow up support. There is also plenty of room for boarding, so let us assist you with your purchase and boarding needs.
Looking for help? We offer fleece skirting services and we will also process individual fleeces for dying and roving. Click on the Store tab above to check out some of the products offered.
We enjoy talking about alpacas and our alpaca experiences, just give us a call to schedule your visit.