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Specializing in raising Suri alpacas since 2000, Heartland "Criations" Alpacas LLC is located in the midst of the heartland in west-central Illinois. Forty minutes south of the Quad City area, or fifty minutes west of Peoria, Rio, Illinois is easy to get to.
Our property boasts state-of-the-art facilities for our alpacas' comfort and health, and all of our animals are halter trained and handled on a daily basis. In addition to having livestock you can meet, we have an ever-changing sales list, we love to educate people about alpacas and we have a farm store stocked with alpaca products!
When I first saw an alpaca ad in a magazine, I started my research immediately. When we found out how easy they are to care for, how attractive their personalities are, how easy they are on the land, and the investment potential of owning alpacas, we were hooked! Not to mention, alpaca ownership is fantastic for the whole family because kids can be actively involved in EVERY aspect of the alpaca lifestyle!
Many individuals are interested in alpaca ownership, but do not have the time or facilities to care for the livestock daily. We understand the attraction of alpaca ownership, even when the animals are boarded, and we provide quality alpaca boarding for those individuals. The animals boarding receive the same handling and care as our own, and we monitor all of the animals' maintenance and veterinary needs. Whether you decide to board your alpacas with us or take them home, we offer you superior support both before and after the sale. We are always willing to answer any questions you have in regards to the care, maintenance and management of your alpacas.
We invite you to contact us with your questions and inquiries about alpacas and alpaca ownership. We'd be happy to schedule a farm visit with you as well, so you can see first-hand the gentle, curious nature of these animals. The reality of alpaca ownership is they are TRULY the "huggable" investment.
Aside from the appeal of the alpacas themselves, their fiber is AMAZING! Alpaca fiber is hypo-allergenic. People who generally cannot wear wool, can wear alpaca! The fiber is warmer than wool, feels more like cashmere and wicks moisture away from the body. Alpaca fiber is also antimicrobial.
We have an alpaca farm store stocked with only the highest quality alpaca products. We process all of the fiber off the alpacas we raise, and we work with additional companies, as we need to sell more than we can produce to sustain everybody. Our store includes socks (more styles than you can imagine!), scarves, hats, gloves, glittens, mittens, yarn, teddy bears, alpaca ornaments, fiber art, fiber arts kits, dryer balls, throws, rugs, alpaca novelty items and so much more!