Red Barn Farms LLC is owned and operated by a husband and wife team who do all of the chores involved in the day-to-day operation of an alpaca and dog breeding program.
After much online research, several farm visits, and talking to as many alpaca owners as possible, we decided to become alpaca owners ourselves. Our farm was once home to horses so the barn and fenced pastures were already in place, but until we could replace the horse fences with no-climb fencing, we decided to protect our herd with Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs. A few weeks before bringing home our first alpacas, a breeding pair of Great Pyrenees dogs were purchased from a breeder in central Virginia. We also added three exterior stalls and an interior whelping pen to the barn. Red Barn Farms LLC came into being when we acquired seven alpacas from a West Virginia farm and brought them home to southeastern Virginia during an unexpected post-Christmas snow storm in December 2012. In our first year of existence, we bought four more alpacas from a farm in Ohio, two litters of Pyrenees pups were born, RBF's first cria was born, and we came home from our first alpaca show with two second place ribbons.
Since then, we have experienced many wonderful moments: the birth of puppies and crias, purchasing more alpacas and seeing improvement in the quality of our herd and fiber.
We love spending time with these wonderful animals and we love to talk about them! Call us at 804-725-3823 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.