About Sandhills Farm

About Sandhills

About Sandhills Farm

We are a family team who are
passionate about the welfare of
our Alpacas.

We started with the purchase of two stud male Huacaya Alpacas in 2010 called Che and Seve. The reason behind us buying them was because 25 free range hens were attacked by a fox. We then purchased 2 pregnant females and as they say the rest is history and we now have a 50+ strong herd of alpacas and we enjoy learning something new each day.

Our herd has increased through our carefully selected breeding programme. Our herd include Australian genetics from the famous Jolimont Conquistador, Jolimont Warrior, Jolimont Commisario, Jolimont Stephano and Purrumbete Highlander.


We are so excited about our cria every year having introduced elite new genetics already, with our favoured Australian blood lines. We have carried on building our herd and are now concentrating on breeding Appaloosa(spotty) and Harlequin alpacas using some impressive stud males which include Sandhills Appaloosa Hotspot, Chalford Harlequins Abstract and Larchstock Appaloosa Lancelot.

We started our small family business Sandhills Alpaca Pods in 2016 and are continually developing new ideas, one of which is our Alpaca Pods and all the various designs. The reasons behind theses Pods are we couldn’t find field shelters on the market that would be suitable for the Alpaca’s and sheep, sturdy enough, practical, and good looking. We have been supplying our Pods now for several years and based on customers positive feedback and requirements we keep evolving. We now have several new designs, including open ended pods, llama pods and larger 10ft wide Pods and even Pods with porches, which are proving to be very popular. We find our Pods used for alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats, logs stores and even storage for sit on lawnmowers.


Hi my name is Maggie and I am one part of the Sandhills Alpacas Team. I come from a background of no animal experience at all until I bought Gwen who is a black fell pony and my forever friend.

After a few years we started keeping the free range hens which lead to alpacas. I am now hooked to these wonderful endearing animals and started our cottage industry producing luxurious yarn and knitted items which are all loving hand produced.

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Hi I’m Paul the hardest worker in the team! I usually get the dirtiest of jobs although I’m certainly not complaining. My experience with animals came from my earlier years of farming where we reared pigs for pork and cattle for beef. I have my Irish draft x Thoroughbred horse and enjoy riding when I have any spare time. I enjoy the welfare side of our alpaca’s from toe clipping, injections, drenches, building alpaca pods, stables, field management ….. the list is endless. In fact Maggie what do you do? I am only joking as the fleece side of things and usually the birthing and looking after the cria tends to be Maggie as nearly all of our cria have been born whilst I have been away.

We are a strong team who have the same values and beliefs and keep the welfare of the alpacas at the forefront of everything we do.


Sophie our daughter helps us halter train all of our youngsters and has a big impact on how friendly they all are. This year Sophie has also started to show our animals in the show ring and is so calm and respectful of our pacas.



Meet Josh and Deisel who is joining us in building the Alpaca and Poultry Pods. Josh is learning most of the husbandry tasks undertaken on the farm and are proving to be a great asset to the team!

Josh is the owner and breeder of the Sandhills Coloured Ryelands.

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