— The Openherd Team

A Stroka Gene-us Alpacas

Criating Quality Color

Mary Ann Stroka/Terrance Andress
383 County Road 155Stringer, MS 39481

A Stroka Mahogany Rose

We are a small family run alpaca farm located in Stringer, MS. We purchased our first 3 females and 3 geldings in 2008. Since that time, we have grown to 48 animals. We looked for quality females, bred to better quality males. Our concentration is on raising great quality animals with color. Since then we have had numerous babies born on the farm.
We have a farm store that is stocked with alpaca products from local, national, and Peruvian artisans. We have alpaca yarn and rovings from our animals as well as peruvian yarn. We also have handmade and painted items, a full line of cleaning and beauty products made by Mary Ann, Dawn, and local artists. In addition we carry Safari Ltd. and Schleich plastic figurines. We also carry folkmanis puppets. They are available as stage and finger puppets and are very reailstic. There's even an alpaca stage puppet.
The store is open when we're home, normally from 11-5 daily. Call for an appointment days and evenings. Stop in to learn how to make items from alpaca fiber.
We also are distributors for babe spinning wheels www.babesfibergarden.com Mary Ann is teaching spinning classes. Contact us about our next class.
The main focus of our farm is fiber production. We will mentor you not only in the proper care of your animals but in producing quality items from their incredible fleece.
We are a member of CIABA, cottage industry alpaca breeders association, and Mary Ann is on the BOD.
Come for a visit and let us share our knowledge with you.
If you're new to alpacas contact us to learn how to care for these intriguing animals. It's very easy and we make sure that you know the proper way before you take your animals home.

Farm Terms & Financing

All animals are sold as pets. We no longer guarantee breedings but will definitely work with you on a package if that is what you want to do.

Happily Relocated

We relocated our farm from New York to Stringer, MS in August of 2012. We are enjoying our new home and farm and are open for business.
We offer farm tours for individuals and groups for only $5.00 each. We host birthday parties and and can tailor an alpaca vacation including accommodations. We have an indoor farm store and fiber studio. We teach classes in spinning fiber, crochet, knitting, decorative painting, needle felting, wet felting and more.
Friend us on facebook at www.facebook.com/strokaalpaca to see current classes and pictures.