Started in 2004, Salt River Alpacas is located in Paris, MO, and situated on beautiful Mark Twain Lake. The farm is located two hours from St. Louis, one hour from Columbia, and three hours from Kansas City. We focus on raising Suri alpacas and rely on the byproducts of the animals for revenue. As such, we do not typically sell our animals. We do offer farm tours, however, to answer all of your questoins about raising alpacas. Beause our animals are not for sale, there is no pressure or expectations of you to buy! We simply want to ensure that you start out with quality alpacas, and we provide information as it becomes available!
Salt River Alpacas takes a highly quantitative approach to breeding in order to ensure the highest probability of improving the next generation of Suris. Our herd is periodically evaluated/classed by a third party for conformational adjustments that need to be made, and we utilize skin biopsy testing, histogram information, and EPDs to improve each generation of fleece.