Clifden Farm occupies 49 hectares (122 acres) of prime agricultural land in the rolling hills of West Gippsland, Victoria, just 4 kms from the well-known village of Yarragon. You can reach the heart of Yarragon in less than 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD without encountering any traffic lights.
Both species share some traits including calm temperaments, gentle natures, excellent mothering abilities and obvious good looks. Our stock are earth-friendly and farmer friendly, and we appreciate this.
We are fortunate to live in a clean green environment with an average rainfall of 900mm. Clifden Farm's elevated position affords panoramic vistas of remarkable beauty and we strive hard to ensure we continue to offer the very best natural conditions for our stock. To date we have planted over 40,000 trees on the property to provide shade and shelter for the stock and to enhance the environment. Water quality has been greatly improved and we are very proud of our efforts to continually provide a first class natural environment for the animals. In addition we pride ourselves on our strict adherence to ethical animal care, low stress stock handling and our total commitment to ensuring that our animals receive optimal attention at all times.
Clifden animals are not seen on the show circuit. We prefer to admire them in the paddock and believe we achieve outstanding results on the farm. Of course our animals are always on show at home for those who wish to view them here in Yarragon. We do ask that you ring 0408 827 896 first to arrange a mutually convenient time. Each year we attend a number of major agricultural shows and field days, such as Farm World and The Australian Sheep and Wool Show to promote our animals and showcase their amazing products. Our online shop has an extensive range of alpaca gifts and Belted Galloway merchandise for those who prefer to shop from home.
We are happy to offer selected animals for sale at realistic affordable prices and presented in optimum condition. Full health records are available for all animals in our care. We are committed to the agricultural industry and our livestock, and extend that dedication to friendly after-sales support.
Our farm facilities are unpretentious but have been purpose built for practical herd management of both alpacas and cattle. This helps minimize stress on the animals and us, improves safety and provides sound bio-security measures. The 2 animal classes never traverse the same ground which allows us to manage the paddocks optimally for each group. We are very willing to help new breeders plan their own ideal farm layout.