Alpacas for income....Friendships for life..... Championships to cherish... and Fineness Forever!
One of Ohio's Finest Alpaca Farms
Both fleeces come from our 12X Champions. .......... Crimpy Huacaya-Miss Priss Lusterous Suri-Crown Prince
The AlpacaRosa is a family owned and operated 12 acre alpaca farm in Mogadore, Ohio. (less than 1 hour away from Cleveland Airport, only minutes away from Akron Canton Airport (CAK). We specialize in helping new folks get started in this profitable and rewarding industry.
Our breeding program has been awarded over 60 championships while successfully creating alpaca bloodlines that hold their baby micron fleece well into their maturity. We've coined the term "lingering fineness" to identify this fleece characteristic. Let us help you FINE some beauties!
Overlooked by most alpaca breeders and our AOBA judging system for years, "Lingering fineness" will eventually come to the forefront of most desirable alpaca traits in the world, as it so fundamentally adds years of profits from fleece sales, which is exactly the thing future fiber farmers will demand!
One of the luring aspects for new folks entering our industry is the fact that we don't have to slaughter our livestock for income. We simply harvest their fleece, year in, year out. Premiums are paid for the very finest of fleeces. Since the alpaca fleece generally loses fineness with age, it becomes economic motivating to breed-in lingering fineness traits to maintain their higher profit yielding baby fleece fineness. This focus is what sets The AlpacaRosa apart from most other alpaca farms. For example, we own 16 year old Hemingway's Elise who maintains 19 micron baby fine fleece! You would be hard pressed to find another one in the country. But the key is understanding that these extreme fineness genetics exist, then breed them into your herd.
As you browse our website, you will find that we offer a product line of AROSA custom designed tools to help make alpaca farming efficient! Also, you will view a selection of colorful alpacas on our farm.
Our 50+ alpaca herd consists of both alpaca breeds, Huacaya (Wah-ki-uh) and Suri from Peruvian / Accoyo colored bloodlines. Huacaya fiber resembles a teddy bear puffy fleece, whereas, the Suri fiber resemble high luster curly dreadlocks. We love ALL the gorgeous colors the alpaca genetics have to offer our Amazing alpaca industry.
Awarded 2006 Futurity Reserve Small Breeder of the Year
Coming from an engineering/manufacturing background , I used my experience to develop a line of innovative herd maintenance tools and fleece processing equipment that save the alpaca breeder time and money, adding a new level of safety for the alpaca and breeder alike. My design objectives were aimed toward aiding the 1-person barn staff with ALL herd maintenance tasks, helping them to maximize efficiency.
-Bean Machine Pasture Vac-Finally, a simple ,inexpensive, pasture vac that keeps the pasture maticulously clean. Maintaining clean pastures leads to good parasite management.
-Bit-O-Fluff Hobbyist tumbler-An inexpensive solution for the Hobbyist. Weighing under 40lbs , the design features collapseable basket and fold up motor stand for inexpensive shipping and easy sharing. This mini tumbler can process 2-3lbs per cycle.
- Fleece-O-Matic "Our Premium Tumbler"- a portable fiber cleaning tumbler, very innovative design which featured SAFETY First!, elimination of color contamination, No Bending over required of user. Space saving, and promotes sharing among friends . -The Tooth-a-Matic -an incisor-tooth trimming tool being used in over dozen countries around the world! -The Smooth o Matic-a sanding tool that protects palate and gums while sanding incisors.
-The Fight-O-Matic-a lightning fast and Safe fighting-teeth trimming tool -The PacaTrapper-a new conceptually designed alpaca chute (or llama chute) that restrains the head for 1-person toenail trimming, teeth trimming, ultrasounds, shearing, and many other herd health procedures. Always ready to use, but takes up NO barn floor space, because its mounted above you!. Boar Tusk trimmer-A tusk trimming tool I designed to satisfy FDA humane issues.
For those of you considering Alpaca farming as a lifestyle change, to add fun and/or income for your family, make sure you read our "Starting an Alpaca Farm" web page. We are a full time, full service, and fully devoted alpaca farm willing to help new alpaca breeders every step of the way to achieving the same level of success we've worked hard (and had great fun!) building.
The AlpacaRosa Factory, Tumblers in process
Industry Innovation... " we work hard so YOU dont have to!"
The AlpacaRosa Farm Sept 2008
Our daughters welcome Fire N Ice to our family
The Alpaca industry offered a great business investment opportunity for us several years ago, when we decided we needed to think about a replacement career somewhere down the road.
We started out with just 5 alpacas in our backyard. We expanded the herd over the years on a part time basis and finally became full time alpaca breeders after 6 years. Many breeders have accomplished this same dream.
This business can be a very profitable investment for you and your family as it has been for most alpaca farmers since 1985. Farm incomes exceeding $150,000 annually are common place in the alpaca industry (1995-2008). The keys to success in the alpaca business, like most other business, lay with the breeder's personal virtues of Passion , Patience, and Focus . The rest is all very easily learned through our mentorship programs.
You do not need any prior knowledge of farming or animal husbandry. Infact, most alpaca breeders come from all different walks of life. Teachers, Accountants, Professors, Machinists, Airline Pilots, Business Managers, Executive Assistants, Project Engineers, and Veterinarians are examples of those who have went on to become very successful in the alpaca industry. Age is no barrier to this industry either, as there are 15 year olds building their herds and 80+ year olds gracefully caring for their fellow Earth mates.
Come visit The AlpacaRosa
new cria arrivals Spring of 2006
Join us for National Alpaca Farm Day, held every September.
Take pictures with your favorite alpaca feed alpacas from your hands walk the alpaca Learn all about alpacas and their treasured fiber Stay tuned for the upcoming Fall event schedule
Allow The AlpacaRosa to share their experience and alpaca genetics, as you begin your new venture
Send us an Email Don & Carolyn Marquette Don Cell # 330-618-9768 2251 Sesame St Carolyn Cell # 330-618-9769 Mogadore, Ohio 44260