Clifden Farm occupies 122 acres (49 hectares) 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 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD without encountering any traffic lights.

The farm is home to Clifden Alpacas and Clifden Belted Galloways - and we are delighted to breed these amazing animals, and farm for both fibre and food production.

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. Our 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. We are not certified organic but do adhere as closely as we can to the guidelines and practices. To date we have planted 20,000 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.

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 visit us here in Yarragon. We do ask that you ring 0408 827 896 first to arrange a mutually convenient time.

We are happy to offer selected pre-loved 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.

Clifden Alpacas - shear black

We have a small select herd of true black huacaya alpacas allowing us to offer personal attention to both our animals - and our clients.

We have individual alpacas for sale from our breeding stock and we also offer packages of animals as exceptional pets, companion animals or for use as herd guardians.

Our black alpacas have been bred from quality black huacaya animals with impeccable pedigrees and all are IAR registered.

We started with proven breeding females and have continued to mate them with exceptional males to enhance the quality of crias born on the farm.

Our aim is to breed happy healthy black alpacas with fine dense fleece and sound conformation and are on track to achieve this.

And why black? For sheer eye appeal nothing beats black. Black alpacas look stunning in the paddock and produce fleece that requires no chemical dye. Alpacas are the only fleeced animals that produce true blue-black fleece. Black is always in fashion and that is why Clifden Alpacas shear black!

Clifden Belted Galloways - eye catching black

The Clifden herd of traditional black Belted Galloways originated from highly regarded bloodlines, selected and bred with commercially focused objectives.

We breed contented healthy stock with quiet temperaments and outstanding carcase characteristics in terms of yield and eating quality.

The majority of our herd is A Grade stock registered on the Australian Belted Galloway Association herdbook. We do also run some exceptional commercial animals.

We have quality animals for sale at realistic prices - cows, heifers and at times, 3 in 1 packages (cow in calf with calf at foot). Please contact us if you are looking for attractive easily-managed cattle for a small rural holding or star performers for a stud or commercial enterprise.

Our Beef Only status is assurance to cattle buyers of the very low risk of bovine Johne's disease (BJD) in our herd.

The Clifden Belties are nurtured with the same degree of care and attention as the alpacas on farm. Whilst we selectively breed with a commercial focus, there is no denying that like everyone else, we appreciate the endearing nature of the Belties and their eye-catching presence in the paddock.

Clifden Cottage Farmstay - a working cattle farm in West Gippsland

For those wanting a peaceful place to escape from the hectic bustle of Melbourne, or to experience life on a real working farm, or just those looking for a place to stay during Farmworld, Clifden Cottage Farm Stay has everything you could want.

Nestled in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, Clifden Cottage is a fully self-contained rural retreat set on a farm breeding eye-catching Belted Galloway cattle and black huacaya alpacas. Just up the hill slightly from the picturesque main street of Yarragon village, Clifden Cottage Farm Stay has everything you could want.