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Anderson Acres Alpacas, LLC

Striving for production quality fleece on a show quality Suri!

Roy and Rex Anderson
8812 S 230 Plaza CircleGretna, NE 68028

Take a look at what we have to offer and please contact us with any questions you may have about our Suris. Currently, due to circumstances we couldn't control, we are having to board our alpacas with Joe Miller of Nebraska Alpaca Company in Geneva, Nebraska. We'd be glad to set up a visit to see the quality alpacas we have boarded there at this time.

We are 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 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 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). Only one of our production females does not have EPD rankings at this time. 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.

All of our mature males are in the AOA’s EPD database. 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 have also been completed on our mature herdsires. The two junior herdsires will also have them when they are between ages 2 and 3 years old. 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.

Farm Terms & Financing

If you are interested in purchasing one of our Suris, we will work with you to make that happen. Any of the prices listed are negotiable and we will listen to reasonable offers. Here are 3 possible payment options and our policy on transport of a purchased alpaca:
1) Cash (10% off if paid in cash)
2) Credit Card (5% off if paid with a credit card)
3) 1/3 down and the remainder in payments with no interest if paid off in 1 year.
4) Transport to the buyer's farm is the buyer's responsibility unless we discuss it and come up with some other arrangement that we can agree on.

EPD Results For 2018

All of our mature Suris have had fleece samples submitted to Yocom-McColl and are part of the AOA's 2018 data and rankings for EPDs.

We have 8 mature herdsires and 6 of them have rankings Top 10% or better. Those 6 include 3 that are ranked Top 5% and one is a Top 1% male.

We have 22 mature production females and 20 of them have rankings Top 15% or better. Those 20 include 4 that are ranked Top 10%, 9 that are ranked Top 5%, and one is a Top 1% female.

We are proud of the production herd that we have accumulated! Many of their offspring have extremely good estimated EPDs, too!