— The Openherd Team

Eye of the Needle Ranch Championship Alpacas

Alpaca Impact...Allow them to impact your lifestyle

Mike and Michelle Swango
23900 Rockland RdGolden, CO 80401
303-887-2468, 303-898-6751
Fax: 413-425-6372
Medium Breeder of 2013 National Show

In this fast growing business of “Alpacas”, we take pride in making decisions at our ranch based on quality not quantity. We have an exceptional foundation herd and they are producing elite offspring. Our herdsires are comprised of bloodlines that are proven to produce the quality we expect. That quality is based on animal conformation and more importantly, fleece production. We are focused on three main factors of the alpaca fleece: fineness of the fleece, uniformity of the fleece, and increased shearing weight of the fleece. Our commitment to this industry is to provide existing breeders and new breeders with a high standard of service. Purchasing an animal, a breeding, or end products, eye of the needle ranch’s desire is to help you be the very best which in turn will make everyone successful. We are members of Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA), Alpaca Registry Inc. (ARI) and Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies (ABR).

Farm Terms & Financing

Currently we are offering up to 3 years NO INTEREST with 25% down,


Our alpacas live on the hillside overlooking Denver. The ranch which was started in 2003 sets on ten beautiful acres on the south side of Lookout Mountain. We are proud to say this is a family business. We could not have built our herd without our daughters support and most importantly our Heavenly Fathers blessing.