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Howling Hill Farm

Unusual livestock. Exceptional quality.

Kitt H.
Please contact us!Keene, NH 03431

Diesel - 2017 cria

Tonka - 2016 cria fleece
Heidi - 2016 cria
Special Bee - 2016 cria fleece

Howling Hill Farm is a small farm hidden in the woods of southern New Hampshire. The farm got its name from the fact that its high elevation, coupled with the design of the farmhouse, results in a distinct howling every time the wind blows (which is not infrequently). There really was no other name than Howling Hill!

Although we are a mixed farm, our primary focus has become the alpaca. We firmly believe that this species has a potentially solid place in the ever-changing landscape of North American animal agriculture, and we are excited to be a part of a livestock industry that is truly in its infancy.

Our focus is exclusively on the Huacaya alpaca. We have developed a fairly rigid internal breed standard, with an emphasis on square, correct conformation, heavy substance of bone, and good type. Our fiber emphasis is on uniformity, fineness, and density. Read more about our program here. Our ultimate goal is to produce alpacas with all of the above traits -- in classic grey, harlequin grey, and appaloosa.

Welcome to Howling Hill Farm on Openherd!

We are redoubling our efforts to produce our vision of the ultimate elite grey alpaca -- whether Tuxedo, Harlequin Appaloosa, or Roan Gray.

Look for 2020 to be a year of renewed vision for Howling Hill Farm. We are undergoing a whole lot of change, restructuring, and refocus. Our future will be based on careful attention paid to the science and data behind our breeding choices - coupled with a renewed focus on our own Breed Standard for a truly elite Huacaya.