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Red Granite Ranch

Excellence Leading the New Generation

Marc and Sharon Milligan
1021 Red Granite Ranch RdLivermore, CO 80536
303-906-4279 Sharon
303-906-7739 Marc
Fax: 970-493-0959
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2020 James G. King Industry Recognition Award

Guard Dogs: Spaghetti and Meatball
Snowmass Sizlin Sunshine & Snowmass Mr Sizlin Rose
Jan. 2019 - Red Granites Val D Lsere

Red Granite Ranch is a family ran business, located on 400 acres in Northern Colorado at an elevation of 7,500 feet. The ranch sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains on rolling hills of prairie grassland. Our views are extreme. We are approximately 32 miles north of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and 33 miles southwest of Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is just a hop skip and a jump from interstate 80 or Colorado Highway 287. Our family invites you to visit and experience our wonderful lifestyle in the Rocky Mountains.

Among the rolling hills of prairie grassland in Northern Colorado, you’ll find the home of the finest alpacas in the country. Red Granite Ranch has been breeding and selling elite seed stock alpacas in Northern Colorado since 2009. With over 10 years of trusted experience in the alpaca breeding industry. Here at Red Granite Ranch, our mission is to build an elite herd of alpacas with every breeding decision we make. Since opening in 2009, this pursuit has allowed us to create an award-winning ranch with animals proven to be competitive in the show ring. Our fleeces are dense, fine, and uniform, so you can trust that our fleece products are the best in the business.

From the very beginning, we began making purchases and breeding decisions that would allow us to build a herd of elite alpacas. We wanted Alpacas that would pass on to their offspring good health, superior conformation, lasting fineness, density, and uniformity in their fleece. We are preparing our herd not only to be competitive in the show ring but profitable in the developing fiber market. Our goal is excellence and herd advancement with every breeding decision we make.

We have had the honor of being awarded the 2010 Futurity Small Breeder of the Year, 2012 Futurity Reserve Medium Breeder of the Year, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 Futurity Reserve Large Breeder of the year. Our proven champion producing herdsire, Snowmass MR Sizlin Rose, also won the 2016 Large Division Dark Herdsire of the Year, as well as the 2017 Reserve Herdsire of the Year Dark Colored Offspring. His son, Red Granites Val D Lsere also makes us very proud by being awarded the AOA National Dark Supreme Male Champion in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Three consecutive years in a row.

We have the honor of being awarded the 2020 James G. King Industry Recognition Award. This award is given by the AOA Board of Directors to a person or persons who have given of themselves exceptionally and consistently toward the betterment of the alpaca industry. We have spent countless hours making sure our herd is healthy and perfecting the huacaya breed. Making sure our clients always get the best outcome when using our Herdsires is our main goal, as we love to see our clients blossom. Our hard work has paid off, and we will continue to bring the best to the table.

We provide seed stock for sale, agisting, as well as top of the line “Proven” Herdsires in every color, just give us a call.

Welcome to Red Granite Ranch

We are starting 2021 with a positive attitude and lots of hope that it will be nothing like 2020. We are planning on attending several shows this year that will allow us to showcase many of the young animals that we're unable to be shown due to covid restrictions last year. Showing animals is a very necessary part of our business plan as it allows people the opportunity to see and get a hands-on experience with our animals. Unfortunately, covid restrictions at shows, for now, prevent the outside public from coming to the shows. Please take the time to give us a call and visit the ranch. If a visit is not possible we welcome questions and will be glad to send you any information you need or want about our herd. We have lots of outstanding animals that would allow the new breeder to start on the right foot with sound, calm, excellent producing alpacas. Package deals involving females who may or may not be pregnant are always the best priced.
If you are looking for a male with outstanding genetics that will pass those genes to his offspring, we have those as well.

Shows we know we are attending so far...
- MOPACA
- TXOLAN
- AOA National Show
- The Futurity
- GWAS & Rocky MTN Showdown