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Howling Hill Farm

Unusual livestock. Exceptional quality.

Kitt H.
Please contact us!Keene, NH 03431

Diesel - 2017 cria

Tonka - 2016 cria fleece
Heidi - 2016 cria
Special Bee - 2016 cria fleece

Howling Hill Farm is a small farm hidden in the woods of southern New Hampshire. The farm got its name from the fact that its high elevation, coupled with the design of the farmhouse, results in a distinct howling every time the wind blows (which is not infrequently). There really was no other name than Howling Hill!

Although we are a mixed farm, our primary focus has become the alpaca. We firmly believe that this species has a potentially solid place in the ever-changing landscape of North American animal agriculture, and we are excited to be a part of a livestock industry that is truly in its infancy.

Our focus is exclusively on the Huacaya alpaca. We have developed a fairly rigid internal breed standard, with an emphasis on square, correct conformation, heavy substance of bone, and good type. Our fiber emphasis is on uniformity, fineness, and density. Read more about our program here. Our ultimate goal is to produce alpacas with all of the above traits -- in classic grey, harlequin grey, and appaloosa.

Welcome to Howling Hill Farm on Openherd!

Our 2016 crias are growing up! Many of these are now available for sale. We are thrilled with our second year of production.

Our 2017 cria crop started with a bang, with an incredible Harlequin Appaloosa who we will be retaining as a herdsire. Every one of our females is bred for a potential Harlequin, Appaloosa, Tuxedo, or Modern Grey, with great attention paid to improving the quality of the next generation with every pairing.