Anderson Acres Alpacas, LLC

Striving for production quality fleece on a show quality Suri!

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The 2019 EPDs!

The Alpaca Owners Association has calculated and released the 2019 Expected Progeny Difference rankings and we are happy with the results as they pertain to our herd. We have 4 of our production alpacas with Top 1% rankings, 2 females and 2 males. Half of our 22 production females have Top 5% or better rankings and 18 of the 22 have rankings that are Top 25% or better. Our 12 herdsires have 5 with Top 5% or better rankings, 10 with Top 25% or better rankings, and 1 that won’t have EPDs until we submit a fleece sample in 2020. All of our 2018 and 2019 crias have excellent EPDs, the majority are estimated, but we do have a few shorn yearlings that had samples submitted for histograms and a bit more accurate rankings. Take a look!


GOLDSTAR'S ZOLTAR'S FLEECE WON JUDGE'S CHOICE AT 2020 AOA NATIONAL FLEECE SHOW!

We love the crias this male has sired. His phenotype is beautiful and the fleece stats are excellent. He sired the one top right.

Zoltar's awards for his fleece from the summer of 2020 at AOA Nationals, Suri Network, and PAOBA! Wow!

Yay, we are finally not boarding our Suri alpacas anymore and have them on a place of our own again! We are now located just 3 miles west of Ceresco, Nebraska and about 20 miles directly north of the capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. That make us 15 miles north of Interstate 80. We have built a new building that people call a "shouse" or a "barndominium" on 20 acres of land we purchased in early 2019. Yes, Roy has an apartment at the front of the barn for our alpacas and he is living in the same building as they have their stalls. It is a great building and we are extremely pleased with it and the land it sits on.

Our breeding program is striving for production quality fleeces on show quality Suri alpacas by using information collected in many ways and from different sources. First, we have studied genetics and the quality of offspring produced by certain males and females. We want pedigrees to include alpacas that have historically produced quality offspring. By studying pedigrees, we look to purchase quality Suris as our foundation herd and when studying the conformation found in each alpaca in our herd, a person will find it to be exemplary.

Second, we have shown our alpacas and their fleeces at shows throughout the country to hear what judge's have to say. We listen seriously to those comments and work to maintain strengths and improve upon the weaknesses found in our Suris.

Third, we have collected sound scientific, mathematical data on our foundation herd from different sources and are continuing to do that. We are working on getting all of our production females fiber tested and in the database with the AOA for Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs). Look at the individual listings for our females and click on the link to check out those EPDs. You'll see a lot of them are extremely good, and some we'd say are exceptional.

We have tried to get all of our herdsires in the AOA's EPD database, too. The majority of those EPD rankings are good. One also needs to consider such things as physical size, lock structure, luster, and other things that aren't measured in EPDs when choosing the herdsire to be put with each female. Skin biopsies done to collect data on fleeces will also eventually be completed on our mature herdsires. The results for the skin biopsies show fleeces that are at the least very good and most are exceptional. Again, we look at all of this data and try to maintain strengths and improve upon weaknesses in our breeding decisions.

We are willing to do financing. We may also be willing to offer a discount for a cash purchase. If the purchase of an alpaca is financed, no interest will be charged if paid off in 1 year. Stud fees must be paid for in advance. Transport of a purchased alpaca to the buyer's farm is the buyer's responsibility unless some other agreed upon arrangement is made. If a breeding to one of our males is purchased, the transport of the female to and from our farm is the buyer's responsibility.