— The Openherd Team

Brian and Shawna Truitt
1621 Millington RoadSudlersville, MD 21668

Tina sporting antlers for the holiday

Alpacas tolerate the cold very well!
THIS was the alpaca hug that sealed the deal to become alpaca farmers!

Patriot Acres, LLC is a 4th generation family run farm. Once a dairy/hog farm, we are now home to fifteen huacaya (wa-Ki'-ah) alpacas, 4 suri (surrey) alpacas, countless chickens, geese, ducks, peacocks, pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, a German Shepherd, (HDIC, Head Dog in Charge), a Cane Corso, a Maremma Sheepdog (LGD-Livestock Guardian Dog), 3 barn cats, and a few bee hives. Our chickens are raised for farm fresh, free range eggs, and for free range, antibiotic/medication free meat chickens that we process ourselves on the farm.

We are often asked why we choose alpacas, the answer is as simple as it is complicated. After careful research and consideration, alpacas simply fit our goals. As a family and as a farm, our goals are to be stewards of nature. Alpacas are gentle on the earth with their padded feet. They are modified ruminants with three compartment stomachs, and they eat very little in comparison to other livestock. They use the bathroom in a communal pile making clean up easy, and since it has been thoroughly digested, the dung can be used on gardens without composting first. Each alpaca provides several pounds of luxurious fiber each year, which we process here on our farm.

Farm Terms & Financing

Pricing and Terms: In order to meet the unique needs of our clients we like to be flexible. Call us to today to discuss pricing and 0% financing terms.

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