Hubbert Farms is located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes Region, about one hour northeast of the Greater Toronto Area. Established in 2002, the farming team of Larry Hubbert and Kathy McConnell quickly found their niche raising the animals they love - Alpaca's.
Through strategic breeding and heard management programs, Hubbert Farms has set a new standard for quality fleece and award-winning alpacas. Kathy and Larry's passion for Alpaca farming is evident in their commitment to their family of animals. "We would never sell an animal to a farmer who does not meet our rigorous standards of quality, integrity and passion", states Kathy. "We maintain an on-going relationship with everyone we come into contact with the industry", she adds.
The McConnell/Hubbert team has become somewhat renowned locally and regionally for their expertise in Alpaca health care, breeding, birthing, shearing and showing. Starting with 4 females in 2002, the heard has grown to 41, including 7 boarders. Kathy willingly consults with colleague farmers and purchasers about herd health and maintenance. Bellhaven Farms is one of many colleagues who rely often on Kathy 's expertise:
Hubbert Farms is a "Highly recommended resource for alpaca information and much more! Kathy McConnell has been our mentor when it comes to raising alpacas and knows everything there is to know on the subject. Her partner, Larry Hubbert did the excavating and pad for our barns, and also built the custom gates that we have in our pasture. Larry and Kathy's son, Trevor built the custom pens we used inside our barn. Top quality work at a reasonable price, highly recommended."
Over the years, Hubbert Farms began showing their alpacas in competitions, including the Eastern Canadian National Alpaca Select Sale & Futurity, Alpaca Ontario Show, Fair Alpaca Halter & Fleece Show and Alpaca Canada Futurity, winning numerous award in both the suri and huacaya breeds.
Hubbert Farms has focussed on improving the density, staple length and shear weights of alpaca fleece. In 2010, they refined their focus to include animals that bring mature fineness to the table. After a year of searching, Hubbert Farms and Averegan Alpacas partnered to find the perfect addition - a Maple Brooks Barnabus male, Xanadu P, Resolute with merino style at 12-13 crimps per inch. The partners are sure this addition to their breeding program with take all their award winning girls to the next level.
At Hubbert Farms the number one priority will continue to be the overall
health and well-being of all our animals, with one on one attention and care that makes for a happy, calm and productive herd.
Hubbert Farms also has been approved from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency For Alpaca quarantine facility for import and export of Alpacas