Snowy Range Alpacas is a small alpaca farm originally founded in 2008 in Laramie, Wyoming, located in southeast Wyoming at an approximate elevation of 7,200 feet, nestled between the Laramie Range mountains and the Snowy Range, where we derived our name. Our love and ever-growing interest in alpacas began in 2007, with the purchase of our first two males who began their career as award winning 4-H projects for my son. Within one year's time, our herd grew from two to six, and an alpaca farm was born.
In 2009, Snowy Range Alpacas relocated to beautiful Colorado, residing just west of Loveland, Colorado near the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our herd of alpacas soon became recognized for their award winning fleece. As we continued to mentor with top Colorado alpaca breeders, we continued to add alpacas to our herd which possessed outstanding lineage and breeding potential. As a result, our herd quickly grew from six to fifteen.
With our new acquisitions in 2009, we began our select breeding program; expanded our offerings to include herdsire services and fleece sales, and continued to mentor and establish relationships with national and local alpaca breeders, organizations and associations, while also attending training courses in neonatal care and animal husbandry. Our farm also proudly participated in National Alpaca Farm Days in 2009, opening our farm to the public for several days allowing people to observe and interact with our amazing animals and providing information about the industry as a whole.
A twist of fate brought our family back to our home state of Texas, where we relocated Snowy Range Alpacas' award winning herd to Rockwall, Texas located about 30 miles east of Dallas in a peaceful, rural lakeside community. We continue to marvel at how adaptable these animals really are and how well they have adapted to both the summer and winter months in Texas.
Through the years we have bred our beautiful alpaca and helped and mentored many new farms get their start. We have participated in 4-H and continuously provide gorgeous fleece for sale and show. We always welcome visitors and would be happy to schedule a showing of our alpacas and provide information to those interested in purchasing or learning more about these incredible animals with charming personalities and luxurious fiber.