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Deb Massie
· September 19, 2017
Very beautiful farm. Alpacas are so beautiful and have their own personalities. The farm also has chickens too. Owners are very special people
Alpacas of the Alleghenies received a new review — 5 star

I met this gentleman at an alpaca show this summer in England. The photo is Mark Steele walking his alpaca on the grounds of the Salisbury Cathedral, England.

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Thank you Little Creek Farm Alpacas for purchasing AAW Spicy, Alleghenies' Alyssa, Aggie of the Alleghenies and Alleghenies' Abigail. As always you have impeccable taste in alpacas!

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Thank you Joan & Virgil for purchasing your new alpaca starter herd from Alpacas of the Alleghenies. What an outstanding selection: Matrix daughter, Dorian daughter, Jericho daughter, Ameripaca's Solomon daughter, a Hemi-Accoyo Peruvian Quest daughter with her American Accoyco Alpha daughter @ side! Beautiful alpacas with outstanding genetics. Your new dams are all bred to Multiple Champions for your 2016 cria - Way to Go!

Thank you Faith and Herb Perkins of Quarry Ridge Alpaca Farm in Salem, NY for the well written, beautifully photographed article in Modern Farmer. My daughter Emily found our copy @ Tractor Supply and may I suggest everyone buy a copy. I plan to show potential buyers the article, "The best time to raise alpacas? Right now."

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Wanted to share this - This article was published in the PA Office of International Business Newsletter:
Alpacas of the Alleghenies Succeeds in UK
Alpacas of the Alleghenies
In August, Mary Altmanshofer, co-owner of Alpacas of the Alleghenies, traveled to the United Kingdom to attend three alpaca shows to forge important connections in the alpaca industry. These shows afforded Altmanshofer the opportunity to meet with alpaca breeders and explain the benefits of U.S. alpaca ge...netics to British alpaca owners while developing connections for business growth, including the export market. The Authorized Trade Representative (ATR) in the U.K. provided market research key to Altmanshofer’s success by highlighting industry trends and niche opportunities.
The next shows went very well, as word had traveled that the U.S. alpaca breeders would be attending these shows. Upon arrival, Altmanshofer was asked meet with other companies in their booths and explain about the fiber produced from the U.S. alpacas. She has now returned to Pennsylvania with many leads and invitations extended to alpaca owners for the 2016 MAPACA Jubilee, as well as potential sales for specific colors of U.S. alpacas.

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Good Day - Please check out our web site: or visit us on Openherd. We just reduced the asking price of our dams - Happy viewing!

Every alpaca owner has their story about how they got into this business. Our roots (or beginnings) don’t differ from many other alpaca owners. Where we differ is how we do business. Our dreams are..

Hi Friends -
We were unable to obtain flights to the US for myself, my daughters(3). & grandchildren (2)! When I booked the flights to London it never occurred to me that everyone here is on holiday in August. Fortunately Bert and my son-in-law, Patrick obtained two of the three available airline tickets back to the US thru Iceland & were able to return home after visiting the last alpaca show, London & a few days in Paris. The news channels in France have reported record nu...mbers of people booking outgoing flights and the shortage of outgoing flights! Yikes! We are hanging here in Disney Paris until our flight leaves on the 19th. Will be home soon. Bert is overseeing the farm. Miss everyone - longgggggg holiday! I wasn't sure where our Alpaca Adventure 2016 would take us so I wasn't concerned about booking flights home. Silly me - lesson learned. See you all soon...

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To share a bit of what Alpacas of the Alleghenies has been up to: I just completed a few weeks in the countryside of England attending a few Alpaca shows and meeting wonderful Alpaca owners and judges in the UK. Great people that we here in the US need to work closely with.
The first show I attended, the alpaca owners were a bit taken back that someone from America would fly to the UK to attend their show. They warmed up quickly and we shared alpaca info.
But the final sho...w, alpaca owners knew we were about and were waiting to talk with us and share stories.
I have extended invitation for our UK friends to come visit the 2016 MAPACA Jubilee. A few are interested and asked that I send them Jubilee information upon my return.
Bert flew in and out to attend the last show with my daughters and me. Great people, nice friends, hope to see them again!

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Thanks John & Sherry!


My wife Sherry and I have been looking into Alpaca Farming for the past four years. We have visited a number of farms, gone to shows and spent numerous hours on the internet researching the possibilities. We finally decided that the lifestyle was for us and chose to work with Bert and Mary Altmanshofer of Alpacas of the Alleghenies. A number of factors led us to Bert and Mary. First they were local, easy to get to the farm and always availab...le for us to talk to. Second, their farm was immaculate, leading us to believe that they were very concerned about the health of their animals. Third, Bert and Mary both had medical training and were very much into the breeding of top quality livestock.

After choosing to work with them we were pleasantly surprised to find that they also had a very deep knowledge of the operation of a successful farm, both operationally and with the finances. As I have a degree as a financial planner the serendipity of the combination was a very strong asset for us in setting up our own farm. They have helped us with everything from the type of financial structure to a wealth of knowledge of the operational aspects of the farm and the breeding of top quality animals.

Mary and Bert have been more than our business connection; they have been our mentors in all aspect of our business. We are very happy with the relationship and assistance they have provided. We expect to hit the ground running into a pleasant and profitable semi retirement.

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I am promoting Alpaca Breeding Company Champion herd sires giving everyone the opportunity to get their dam(s) on the breeding schedule.
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Next Up: Quechua's Vericase
Quechua Verticase is an elite male sired by the late Snowmass Quechua. Quechua was a legend of his own, awarded multiple consecutive years with the prestigious title of Futurity Herd Sire of the Year.
Verticase has the genetics to boost being one of the most Elite H...erdsires in our Industry today. Upon reviewing his pedigree you will find the names of most of the top Herdsires in U.S. history…Peruvian Hemingway, PPeruvian Caligula, 6Peruvian Accoyo Elite, Snowmass Ccatanca, and PPeruvian Vengador. Herdsires like Verticase are few and far between and rarely parted with.
Verticase has multiple Champion offspring to his credit. He is the herd sire you are looking for. “Prepotency is an alpacas’ ability to pass on heritable phenotypic traits that it possesses without regard to environment or selected mate.” Verticase has proven this theory many times.
Give us a call – Verticase will be back in PA this spring.

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Alpaca Breeding Company will be represented @ CABO February 21 - 22, 2015. Please stop over to meet us or reconnect with old friends. We would be glad to discuss the breeding(s) of your choice. There is indisputable proof that superior genetics really do make the difference! There are a few Introductory Breeding Packages remaining - snatch one up!

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I am promoting Alpaca Breeding Company Champion herd sires giving everyone the opportunity to get their dam(s) on the breeding schedule.

First up: Meadowgate Principio's Tesoro

This guy has come into his own! Tesoro just gets better with age.


Principio's Tesoro, is a handsome male who is phenotypically correct. He has a beautiful head, a regal stature, and great coverage from head to fetlock with superior density. He has extreme fineness, a very tiny crimp style with excellent amplitude and a wonderful organization and brightness to his fleece.

In addition to all this, Tesoro has incredible genetics. Tesoro's sire, AML EL Duro's Principio was undefeated in the show ring as an 8 X Color Champion.

We are now breeding our females to Tesoro. His genetics are unsurpassed and will continue to produce outstanding offspring.

Tesoro’s daughter, Cabi displays correct upright posture; her fleece is incredibly dense with gorgeous structure. Her typey head is the “icing on the cake”! This herd sire has the ability to pass on his great characteristics including that beautiful head style.

Make an appointment to see this Champion herd sire when you are planning your breedings. You will not be disappointed.

Principio Tesoro breedings can be obtained through this site or: Alpaca Breeding Company. Give me a call. I would love to schedule your dam(s) for a breeding with Principio's Tesoro.

There is indisputable proof that superior genetics really do make the difference!

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Breaking News:

There is more to Alpacas than the Warm and Cuddly feeling:

EcoIslands LLC of Altoona PA, consultancy for Alpacas of the Alleghenies, LLC, will be using fresh and composted alpaca poo in order to make compost tea. This raw/compost tea will be used on an Acid Mine Drainage Site as a source of Organic Carbon for the synthetic wetlands installed by EcoIslands LLC.


The process of anaerobic digestion provides ammonia and organic carbon in the form of the microbes living and digesting the poo, which are consumed (providing carbon) by and for Manganese Oxidizing Fungi which treat the polluted mine water to meet quality standards.

Alternatives to synthetic wetlands and compost tea remediation include caustic soda, multi-acre ponds, hundreds of yards of compost and, on average, 10-100 times the capital cost.

Kudos to EcoIsland, LLC.

If anyone lives in a community that has issues with acid mine drainage, look up Colin. EcoIsland is an up and coming business.

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We always like to support the Alpaca Auctions and when we see one of our herd sire's offspring being offered, we take that opportunity to remind our "friends" to call and schedule a breeding. An Elite Quechua's Verticase Champion son, TP Quechua’s Delta Blues (#23) is being offered @ the Priority Auction January 23-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a look at this magnificent male.
Give us a call to schedule a breeding to Quechua's Verticase. Verticase has several Elite Champion offspring. Verticase breedings are offered through Alpaca Breeding Company ( Give us a call - we would love to put your dam(s) on Verticase's breeding schedule.

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