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Shearing day comes to local alpaca farm

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Otter Peaks owners help those trying to start their own herds

By John Barnhart

    Otter Peaks Alpacas invited three other alpaca farms to join in as the farm brought in a professional shearing team to shear their alpacas.

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    John and Cindy Ferrante, who own Otter Peaks, have 22 alpacas.
    Alpacas are domesticated camelids that were bred in the Andes Mountains for very thick, wooly coats. Alpaca wool is warmer than sheep’s wool and is not prickly. It is also hypoallergenic because it does not contain lanolin. Alpaca wool is flame resistant.
    Along with selling alpaca wool, and items made from alpaca wool, the Ferrantes sell alpacas to people who want to establish their own herds. They currently have four pregnant females in their herd. Ferrante, who has been on the board of directors of the national Alpaca     Otter Peaks Alpacas invited three other alpaca farms to join in as the farm brought in a professional shearing team to shear their alpacas.
    John and Cindy Ferrante, who own Otter Peaks, have 22 alpacas.
    Alpacas are domesticated camelids that were bred in the Andes Mountains for very thick, wooly coats. Alpaca wool is warmer than sheep’s wool and is not prickly. It is also hypoallergenic because it does not contain lanolin. Alpaca wool is flame resistant.
    Along with selling alpaca wool, and items made from alpaca wool, the Ferrantes sell alpacas to people who want to establish their own herds. They currently have four pregnant females in their herd. Ferrante, who has been on the board of directors of the national Alpaca