Alpacas possess a unique combination of very special qualities that suit both the serious breeder and/or the lifestyler. They are gentle inquisitive animals - all with individual personalities. Each year they produce luxuriously soft fleece ideal for spinning, felting, weaving and knitting, and for sale to manufacturers. Alpacas are effective nutrient convertors and are extemely environmentally friendly with minimal impact on fragile ecosystems.
Clifden Farm is an exclusive breeder of black huacaya alpacas, producing top quality fleece through superior genetics and exceptional care. Our picturesque West Gippsland location in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges provides the ideal climate mix to produce outstanding animals. We are members of the Australian Alpaca Association (Victorian Eastern Region) and all our stunning black alpacas are listed on the International Alpaca Register.
Our animals produce fabulous fleece which we have expertly processed at Echo Beach Fibre Processing Mill in Sth Australia. Luxury black or cocoa black yarn in both 4py and 8ply is available right here online from the Clifden Farm Shop. We also have gorgeous grey yarn ....achieved by milling our own black fibre with a small quantity of high quality white. All of the yarn sold under the Clifden label is 100% pure Australian alpaca, all natural with never any chemical dyes added.
The following links will provide further confirmation that alpacas really do fit the bill as the ideal choice for small scale farming. Alpacas are a pleasure to own and manage - and it can even be done by the first-time farmer!