Double 8 Alpaca Ranch is located in beautiful western Loudoun County, Virginia which is approximately 50 miles from Washington, DC. We have been raising alpacas and harvesting alpaca fleece in a sustainable and healthy way for ourselves and our community since 2005. We chose to raise alpacas due to their gentle nature and exquisite fleece or fiber. Concentrating on sound conformation, reproduction, noteable genetics, temperament, and fleece charastistics are the main goals of Double 8's breeding program.
The nutrition and training of alpacas at Double 8 Alpaca Ranch are of utmost importance. A nutrionally sound and well-trained alpaca is a happy and healthy alpaca. Our alpacas can be handled for routine health tasks such as weighing, toenail trimmings, deworming, shearing.
The fiber that is harvested is either sent to mill or hand processed here at the farm. We sell yarn, roving, and products such as socks, hats, scarves, gloves, and felted items as well. Our alpacas are used by local youth who do not live on farms in our newly chartered 4-H club. Our farm has many gentle animals such as horses, alpacas, chickens and dogs that provide unconditional love to anyone who visits.
Double 8 Alpaca Ranch offers an array of services, such as consulting with and training new alpaca farmers, farm tours, weddings, birthdays, and educational events for local school, 4-H, girlscouts and boyscouts. Even the German Consulate came to learn about farming alpacas and agritourism here at Double 8 Alpaca Ranch.
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