We have a small select herd of true black huacaya alpacas allowing us to offer personal attention to both our animals - and our clients.
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!
Looking for a peaceful place to escape from the hectic bustle of Melbourne, or to experience life on a real working farm? 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 a short drive up the hill from the many cafes and shops in the main street of Yarragon village, Clifden Cottage Farm Stay has it all.
The Cottage can accommodate 4 guests and has quality fittings and furnishings to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The wood burning fire and deep leather couches are favourites in winter while the front verandah and barbeque are certainly popular warm weather options. Add to this the expansive views over the Latrobe Valley and surrounding countryside and you can understand why our many guests have been so complimentary.
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. All are full blood Belted Galloways. We do not breed nor buy in animals that are bred up.
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.
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.