Alpaca farming is an enjoyable lifestyle and an adventure we love.

Parajacks Alpacas began as a simple idea that turned into a passion for wanting to know more. As city dwellers in Winnipeg, Chris and I visited a farm fair in Brandon, Manitoba. While there we saw a couple of alpacas for the first time and we fell in love with them, especially the humming noise that they made. Our first thought was that when we eventually moved to the country we could get a couple of them as pets. We didn’t think much more about them until the following year when we again visited the fair and saw the alpacas again. We spoke to the farmer that had them on display and learned about the industry. We learned that it is a growing industry and that it can be a potential source of income. We learned how they are low maintenance farm animals and are relatively easy to handle. We got excited and talked all the way back from Brandon to Winnipeg about alpaca farming as something that we might be able to do. Living in the country and having a farm was a childhood dream come true. Our next step was to further research the industry and all the ins and outs of alpaca farming. We spent a year and a half researching and we visited some farms during shearing season armed with a questionnaire. We learned how welcoming and helpful alpaca farmers are and we decided that this is, for sure, what we wanted to do. On October 2nd, 2009, we registered our farm name and business in Manitoba. We bought a farm in Argyle, Manitoba north-east of Winnipeg and moved there in January of 2010. The following spring we fixed up the fencing surrounding the small pastures and in the summer, brought home our first four alpacas and two more in September. After many challenges and many learning experiences and a big move in July of 2012, we now find ourselves in Roblin, Ontario. There is nothing more peaceful than turning down the driveway and seeing these timidly curious animals in the yard. Along with being relaxing to just watch and listen to, the alpacas make us laugh at their playful antics.

We continue to explore the Alpaca life, and now want to bring the farm experience to you.

If you want to undertake a new venture or add to your existing herd, come and visit our farm.

Alpaca farming has many unique aspects and provides for a rewarding experience. Any individual living in a rural setting with a few acres of grazing land and an interest in caring for livestock is eligible for ownership of alpacas.

Alpacas have a docile and curious nature that makes for easy handling. They also have soft padded feet and nibble at the grass instead of pulling it out. This prevents the soil from being torn up during grazing. Despite their gentle nature, Alpacas are hardy and well adapted to our Canadian climate.

Shorn annually, alpaca fibre is prized for its fineness, luster, lightweight and insulating quality. Alpacas are easily trained and have a high aesthetic appeal that makes them popular at events and shows.

 

Parajacks Alpaca farm offers local, handcrafted Canadian alpaca fibre products.

Alpacas products are an environmentally friendly luxury that do not require harsh chemicals for processing. 

Lanolin free alpaca fibre provides two benefits: It is both environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic.

The environmental advantage of products with no lanolin is that they do not require harsh chemicals for processing. Alpaca products made from 100% alpaca fibre are also hypo-allergenic and can be enjoyed by most who are allergic to wool.

Alpaca fibre is lightweight, durable and soft.

Alpaca fleece has become a sought after natural fibre because of its luxurious nature, durability and warmth. It is warmer than sheep wool and has excellent thermal properties.

Alpaca fibre comes in an assortment of 22 distinct colours ranging from blacks through browns and whites, and including subtle shades of maroon, peach and greys. It can also be dyed in a rainbow of colours.

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    hypo-allergenic

    Alpaca products made from 100% alpaca fibre can be worn by people with allergies to wool.

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    Lightweight, Durable and Soft

    Comparable to cashmere, the alpaca fleece is prized for its lightweight, durability, lustre and warmth.

  • Connector.

    Made in Canada

    Our farm produces local, handcrafted Canadian alpaca hats, mittens, socks and more!

Alpaca farming is an enjoyable lifestyle and an adventure we love.

Parajacks Alpacas began as a simple idea that turned into a passion for wanting to know more. As city dwellers in Winnipeg, Chris and I visited a farm fair in Brandon, Manitoba. While there we saw a couple of alpacas for the first time and we fell in love with them, especially the humming noise that they made. Our first thought was that when we eventually moved to the country we could get a couple of them as pets. We didn’t think much more about them until the following year when we again visited the fair and saw the alpacas again. We spoke to the farmer that had them on display and learned about the industry. We learned that it is a growing industry and that it can be a potential source of income. We learned how they are low maintenance farm animals and are relatively easy to handle. We got excited and talked all the way back from Brandon to Winnipeg about alpaca farming as something that we might be able to do. Living in the country and having a farm was a childhood dream come true. Our next step was to further research the industry and all the ins and outs of alpaca farming. We spent a year and a half researching and we visited some farms during shearing season armed with a questionnaire. We learned how welcoming and helpful alpaca farmers are and we decided that this is, for sure, what we wanted to do. On October 2nd, 2009, we registered our farm name and business in Manitoba. We bought a farm in Argyle, Manitoba north-east of Winnipeg and moved there in January of 2010. The following spring we fixed up the fencing surrounding the small pastures and in the summer, brought home our first four alpacas and two more in September. After many challenges and many learning experiences and a big move in July of 2012, we now find ourselves in Roblin, Ontario.

There is nothing more peaceful than turning down the driveway and seeing these timidly curious animals in the yard. Along with being relaxing to just watch and listen to, the alpacas make us laugh at their playful antics.

We continue to explore the Alpaca life, and now want to bring the farm experience to you.

If you want to undertake a new venture or add to your existing herd, come and visit our farm.

Alpaca farming has many unique aspects and provides for a rewarding experience. Any individual living in a rural setting with a few acres of grazing land and an interest in caring for livestock is eligible for ownership of alpacas.

Alpacas have a docile and curious nature that makes for easy handling. They also have soft padded feet and nibble at the grass instead of pulling it out. This prevents the soil from being torn up during grazing. Despite their gentle nature, Alpacas are hardy and well adapted to our Canadian climate.

Shorn annually, alpaca fibre is prized for its fineness, luster, lightweight and insulating quality. Alpacas are easily trained and have a high aesthetic appeal that makes them popular at events and shows.

Parajacks Alpaca farm offers local, handcrafted Canadian alpaca fibre products.

Alpacas products are an environmentally friendly luxury that do not require harsh chemicals for processing. 

Lanolin free alpaca fibre provides two benefits: It is both environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic.

The environmental advantage of products with no lanolin is that they do not require harsh chemicals for processing. Alpaca products made from 100% alpaca fibre are also hypo-allergenic and can be enjoyed by most who are allergic to wool.

Alpaca fibre is lightweight, durable and soft.

Alpaca fleece has become a sought after natural fibre because of its luxurious nature, durability and warmth. It is warmer than sheep wool and has excellent thermal properties.

Alpaca fibre comes in an assortment of 22 distinct colours ranging from blacks through browns and whites, and including subtle shades of maroon, peach and greys. It can also be dyed in a rainbow of colours.

  • Connector.

    hypo-allergenic

    Alpaca products made from 100% alpaca fibre can be worn by people with allergies to wool.

  • Connector.

    Lightweight, Durable and Soft

    Comparable to cashmere, the alpaca fleece is prized for its lightweight, durability, lustre and warmth.

  • Connector.

    Made in Canada

    Our farm produces local, handcrafted Canadian alpaca hats, mittens, socks and more!