Beginnings and Mission Statement
Everything is coming up roses!
The Prairie Rose Petals for superior cria of any color! Crescent Moon's Borromeo (light brown with gray), Safehouse Kuba the Great (white), Majestic Peruvian Diego (light brown) and Snowmass Moonlight Revolution (medium fawn)! All of PRA's herdsires have dense fiber, excellent crimp and maintain their fineness with age.
Contact us to have the PRA herdsires help your fiber blossom!
Our journey at Prairie Rose Alpacas began in 2011 when we visited a local Illinois farm during “National Alpaca Days.” Alpacas became our livestock choice because they are easy to handle, hardy, leave little to no carbon footprint and their fecal "beans" add to the environment. They produce sustainable products of fiber, breeding services and breeding stock. Prairie Rose Alpacas was born that fateful September afternoon and we haven't looked back since!
Our small herd of foundation females was purchased from our friends and mentors Bart and Rhonda Leinberger at Alpacas of Indian Point Hills. In 2012, our first cria, Graziosio Fiorellino (Gracie) and Kiss of Light (Beaker), expanded our foundation herd, and Bruce, Barb's older brother, joined the business. We continue to educate ourselves and have become more invested in helping to advance the alpaca industry. We haven taken steps to enlarge our herd with quality stock from leading North American breeders, and continue our education attending seminars and showing at AOA certified alpaca shows. Barb is a certified fiber sorter who is in the process of becoming a Master sorter.
We are confident in our farm's ability to provide both high quality stud services, breeding females and amiable animals for fiber enthusiasts and 4-H clubs alike. Take a look around our site and feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the alpacas you see. We love to chat with current alpaca owners, future alpaca owners, or just anyone interested in alpacas! Unfortunately, the farm is closed to public tours at this time.
FARM MISSION STATEMENT
First and foremost we strive to be good stewards of God’s bountiful gifts to us, and are grateful for this wonderful opportunity that He has provided. Therefore, Prairie Rose Alpacas, LLC will make business decisions based on just, moral standards and ethical business practices.
We will breed quality, healthy, disease free alpacas with proper conformation. Our goal is to produce fiber with increasing quality each successive generation. Successful progress for fiber quality will be quantitatively assessed by yearly evaluation of all animals during sheering by a certified fiber sorter and periodic histograms for breeding animals. Records will be kept documenting this objective measurement for fiber improvement progress as well as records documenting herd health through both preventative medicine and herd management.
We will continue our professional development in the alpaca business through attendance at seminars and shows, obtaining advice from experienced breeders as well as keeping abreast of the current research advances from reputable sources.
We will provide those who purchase our animals with both guidance and continuing mentor support.
We will attempt to educate the public on the sustainability of alpacas and the myriad of uses for the fiber through demonstrations and attendance at public events.