Here at Spring Farm Alpacas, we pride ourselves on our alpacas, alpaca husbandry, facilities and most importantly back up. We can help you in all stages of our alpaca experience from first thoughts of ownership to delivery of your alpacas and then support you as you build up your experience. We asked some of the people who have bought alpacas from us or have attended a husbandry day here to say a few words about us, our alpacas and our ongoing help and support. They are listed below in no particular order.
If you are considering alpaca ownership, we will give you full frank advice from the outset and offer you a level of service without peer from day one. We are sometimes asked how we can let our alpacas go…in short, by making sure prospective owners know what is involved in alpaca ownership and having given them the best possible tuition in alpaca husbandry and ongoing support. That way we know our alpacas are going to enjoy their new home and their new owners are confident they have made the right choice.
“I would like to say a huge thank you for yesterday and really appreciate all your help to help me help my babies, I felt very welcome and enjoyed every minute and you should be so so so proud of yourself, you have stunning beautiful alpacas, I so can’t wait to get started with my boys.”
YVONNE and ANTHONY MILES
“We had thought about purchasing alpacas for our smallholding for some time and first met Vicky & Chris when we attended an alpaca training day at Spring Farm which was extremely informative and it was this experience and seeing how they genuinely care for each and every one of their alpacas, which led us to purchase from them. When we approached them to express a serious interest, the help we received was fantastic.. We weren’t rushed into making decisions and were able to discuss all the options available to us. We were invited to a hands-on husbandry day to learn about all aspects of care.
Once we had decided on our new alpaca family, we couldn’t have asked for more support. Vicky and Chris are always just a phone call or email away, even after several months and never seem too busy to give advice or help. We could have purchased our alpacas from anywhere but we are so glad we chose Spring Farm Alpacas because it has been so much more than just a business transaction! A huge thank-you to Vicky and Chris for everything!”
“We bought 3 female alpacas from Chris and Vicki, knowing virtually nothing about alpacas. The advice and help we have been given has been second to none. Last year we bred from each of them and have now increased our herd to 6. Having crias has been such a delight, and again Vicki has been invaluable with any questions we have had. She has even come over to help with milking on of the mothers!”
“I can’t tell you what pleasure they are giving us and our friends and neighbours. What it will be like when the cria come – I can’t imagine! They really are so friendly – a credit to your handling.”
MARY and LAURIE HORGAN
“We purchased our first alpaca from Vicki and Chris. We were so pleased, we have been back for two more since. The help and guidance that Vicki and Chris have given has been invaluable. They are always on the end of the phone if we have any problems. We cannot recommend them highly enough.”
VICTORIA and PETER WIGAN
“Our alpacas have been kept at Spring Farm for the last three years and we count ourselves lucky to have them under the competent and caring eyes of Vicki and Chris Agar. The alpacas receive the best possible care, with regular foot-trimming, worming and vaccinations, all carefully recorded. They are regularly weighed so that feeding can be adjusted and any problems picked up early. The alpacas have ample grazing in clean, secure pastures with good shelter. They are checked twice a day, and females nearing their birth date are brought close to the yard and are closely watched.
The Agars frequent contact with the alpacas and gentle approach makes even the most nervous animal friendly and manageable. This, combined with their low-stress program of halter training, is a great help when it comes to showing and selling animals and is a joy when we visit them. We can highly recommend Vicki and Chris to anyone wanting their alpacas kept in a safe, friendly, and stress free environment.”