— The Openherd Team

Macedo's Mini Acre

Mini Acres, Many Choices!

Larry & Maureen Macedo
11175 Golf Link RoadTurlock, CA 95380
209-648-2384
209-648-2338
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lots of color in the herd

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attentive dams and great cria

We are now available for educational tours - you do need to make reservations in advance (we book up pretty fast now that we can host events in our county) Please call to check availability and pricing for a tour (where you are able to also feed the alpacas). Suggested time for the tour is one half hour. (There are NO public restrooms available!)

Most of our alpacas are listed on this website... we have a wide variety of colors and ages in our herd. Breeding/show stock as well as fiber/performance animals. Excellent bloodlines and fiber. White, brown, black, grey, multi-colors as well.

Looking for fiber boys or "pasture ornaments"? We have them and can offer you some great deals on packages for boys.


How did we get our name, you may ask? We started with miniature horses and less than an acre.. . The logo was designed with a miniature horse silhouette and the name we came up with. Fast forward to our youngest daughter coming home from a day's work in a local yarn shop exclaiming the qualities of alpaca yarn which led to the purchase of two boys (one of whom was Jack Daniels) from a local ranch. We quickly acquired some females and Jack Daniels proved that "liquor is quicker" and sired mostly females his first two years of service. Now the horse had to be moved to the side and an alpaca added to our logo.

We are both full time alpaca ranchers on a ten acre property with pasture, trees and in our home town of Turlock, California. We have had such an increase in interest in alpacas and their fiber, we have now sold our mini horses and concentrated on alpacas and llamas!

We do most of our showing in the Alpaca Lama Show Association (ALSA). Our favorite is in the Performance arena. LMM Shaggy has several Grand Championships under his belt and won the coveted title of California Grand Champion Alpaca at the 2018 California State Fair! LMM Amelia Earhart also has multiple Grand Championships, and was the 2015 California State Grand Champion. We have many Alpaca Owner Association banners in our herd's pedigrees as well.

Educational support! Alpaca genetics simplified! Pedigree evaluation assistance, Agricultural accounting, Nutritional guidance, Show support and... Fun! Reasonable pricing, especially on multiple animal purchases. When you purchase an animal from us, you receive mentor-ship, discounted breedings from our herdsires and discounts on classes conducted at our ranch.

Alpaca yarn, Alpaca fleece, Rovings or batts for spinning. Alpaca gifts and clothing. 4H and FFA animals & training.

We also use natural dye sources to create even more colorful combinations of yarn and materials for fiber artists. Our goal is to breed for soft, delightful fiber in a variety of unique colors and combinations.


Farm Terms & Financing

Cash, check, credit cards, PayPal or Venmo

Buyer assumes all boarding fees and vet care until the alpaca or alpacas are paid for and moved to their new home.

Buyer may take possession of the animals when paid in full. Seller retains title and registration rights until balance is paid in full. The buyer agrees to purchase and maintain a full mortality insurance plan, naming the seller as loss payee, until the animals are paid in full.

Make it a Day Trip

Mini Acre is also in close proximity to world renowned cheese producer Hilmar Cheese. Also down the street from Pageo Lavendar Farms! Continue on to Yosemite National Park for additional fun!