— The Openherd Team

Hickory Bluff Farms

Loving Alpacas in the Heart of Tennessee

Ruth and Bill Fuqua
7236 Lebanon RoadMount Juliet, TN 37122
615-444-4765
615-443-0053
Fax: 615-443-9099

Hickory Bluff Farms in Mt Juliet, TN has been breeding and raising huacaya alpacas since 1998. We believe in the sustainability of alpacas as a livestock in the US, and in the future of alpaca fiber. As a working family farm, we're completely hands on with all aspects of our alpacas and their fiber.

We, of course, breed our alpacas to continually improve our herd for conformation, health and fiber characteristics. But we go a few steps further.

Our farm is completely integrated in the concept of "from the womb to the loom", as we not only offer services in breeding and sales of alpacas, but also co-own a fiber mill, New Era Fiber. We offer consultation to new and old breeders alike in all areas of alpacas!

We're quite active in the alpaca industry as a whole, too. We're members of AOBA, ARI, SeAA, TAA, and Ruth serves on the AOBA National Fiber Committee. Our work in the AOBA Student Design Competition also provides outreach to the design colleges in North America to continue the quest to bring alpaca to the forefront as a luxury textile fiber.


Farm Terms & Financing

We're happy to discuss financing terms on an individual basis. We're not cast in stone for any particular terms, but 25% downpayment is required. We'll work out the fine print details with you through a contract.

Welcome to our farm!

We're glad that you found us on the web. Please take a look at our sales lists and enjoy learning more about our farm. We welcome your inquiries and questions!