Free Fiber Processing for Life
Every animal you purchase from Long Hollow Suri Alpacas is offered with free fiber processing at our mill, New Era Fiber, for as long as you own the alpaca. This opportunity translates into profits for you, the alpaca owner.
- Buy any alpaca from Long Hollow Suri Alpacas
- After every shearing, send the fleece to New Era Fiber
- Indicate that the animal was bought from Long Hollow Suri Alpacas – Advise us how you want the fleece processed
- We will process the fleece and send you back the product (yarn, roving, etc.)
We provide this benefit to ensure the economic viability of the animals we sell for their lifespan. This program allows our customers to earn enough money to care for and potentially make a profit on the alpacas we sell to you.
How Do the Numbers Work ?
We average 4 lbs. of prime blanket per alpaca. When processing this yarn we net approximately 3 lbs. of finished product which can be sold as yarn for between $8.00 and $11.00 per ounce. The net results of these sales equate to $384.00 to $528.00 per alpaca annually. Raising an alpaca can cost between $125.00 to $225.00 per year depending on your situation. Fiber can be made into standard yarn, roving and batts at New Era Fiber.
This free benefit is not offered by any other alpaca farm in the country. In addition, we offer a lifetime of mentoring on any alpaca purchased from us. At Long Hollow we have over 10 years of experience in using scientific methods for objective evaluations of alpaca fleece. Using the Suri Herd Improvement Program we have evaluated fiber characteristics and confirmation on each alpaca. In addition, with over 55 of our animals biopsied we have developed a firm foundation to base our breeding decisions. All this knowledge and free fiber processing is passed on to our customers.