— The Openherd Team

Whirlwind Ranch, Inc.

Where Quality and Care make a difference!

Liz and/or Linda Mitchko
24649 Snowberry DriveLebanon, MO 65536
Model T-Ford Club Visit.
Assortment of Finished Goods

Whirlwind Ranch was established in 1994 and relocated to Lebanon, in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri (less than an hour east of Springfield, MO) in 1996. At one point our herd swelled to 142, but we are now home to a herd of 6 Huacayas as we stopped breeding in 2014. The park benches located along side the barn get a lot of use, especially when schools and special groups visit with us. Our working Great Pyrs are also part of the presentations and of course, like to be spoiled. Visitors learn about the alpacas and tour the interactive fiber display in our classroom where we show how the fiber is skirted, sorted & graded and processed all the way into yarn. They then visit the fiber and yarn room and shop in our on-site ranch store. Visitors are by appointment only unless on advertised special days and our annual Open House & Production Sale (First Friday-Sunday in Nov. each year) from 10am-4pm. (The dates of our 26th Anniversary Open House & Sale are Nov. 6-8, 2020).

Each year, since 1997, all the alpacas and puppies (Great Pyrs) born on our ranch are named after a theme and since then it has become a game for visitors to play- "Guess the theme used". If you are looking for an alpaca related gift, we welcome you to set a time to come and shop!

Farm Terms & Financing

50% down, balance at prime rate over 12-months. Does not apply to non-breeders.

Our 26th Year!

We are celebrating our 26th year with Alpacas! Please contact us for a great opportunity to start your own herd or add it it!