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Halfway Herdsires

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Did you ever want to do a mobile breeding but just didn’t want to drive so far?
Halfway Herdsires can help!

Here is what breeders are saying:

“Hosting a halfway herdsire breeding went very well. We would definitely be willing to do it again in the future.  I can’t think of any drawbacks. Everything seemed to work out very well and easily.”
Tom & Brenda Lawrence, Sweet Maple Farm, VT”

“Using the Halfway Herdsire program to get our girl bred was wonderful.  Not only did it save us 1/2 the travel time and 1/2 the fuel, but it gave us the opportunity to meet some nice folks using their farm at the half-way point.  Everyone involved gets to take a good look at the others’ animals.  And it provided us some new alpaca friends in the end.  It’s a win-win for all.   The website is very easy to use and just a couple of clicks will show you all the participating farms between your farm and the herdsire farm. Glad to be part of the Halfway Herdsire program!!”
Sue, Happy Hearts Alpaca Farm, Brimfield, MA”


Use our interactive map below to find a Halfway Herdsire Host Farm
Use the zoom and pan controls on the top left of the map to navigate.
Click on the link below the map to view it full screen.

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Become a Halfway Herdsires Host Farm

A Free Service from
Light Livestock Equipment

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What is Halfway Herdsires?

  • Halfway Herdsires is a free service of Light Livestock Equipment based on a concept developed by The Adirondack Alpaca Breeders Association that facilitates arrangements for convenient locations for sire and dam owners to meet for mobile breedings.

How Does Halfway Herdsires work?

  • Farms sign up to be a “Host Farm”
  • Breeders planning a mobile breeding use our map to find a host farm at a “halfway” location.
  • The breeder then contacts the host farm and makes arrangements for the breeding.
  • The host farm collects a reasonable fee from the breeding farms.

What are the benefits of becoming a host farm?

  • The visit of two active alpaca breeders to your farm at one time!
  • Expose your own alpacas and breeding program to new breeders!
  • Meet new people and make new friends!
  • Earn a little extra income!
  • Take advantage of an inexpensive marketing program!
  • A good reason to clean up the barn!

What are the benefits to the Dam and Sire owners?

  • Add genetics from geographically distant areas without sending your females (and crias) away!
  • Less expensive than a boarded breeding!
  • Cut your travel time in half!
  • For the sire owner, show off your stud to another breeder and maybe collect an extra breeding fee!
  • See new farms and meet new people!
  • Inexpensive one on one marketing and networking!

What does it cost to become a host farm?

Membership as host farm in the Halfway Herdsires Program is Free!

Membership period begins December 1 of each year

To sign up just click on the “Sign up Now” link below to enter your farm info and pay.

Guidelines for host farms:

  • Set a reasonable fee in advance i.e. $25 -$100 to be split between the dam owner and sire owner.
  • You may want to offer other services to the visiting farms i.e. lunch, accommodations etc.
  • Use a neutral area such as a spot on the lawn away from existing pastures to reduce risk of parasite transference.
  • Confirm at least 24 hours in advance to be sure all parties are planning for the same schedules and location, etc.
  • You may want to offer a discounted fee for fellow Halfway Herdsire Host Farms.

Become a Halfway Herdsires Host Farm

A Free Service from
Light Livestock Equipment
Click Here to Sign up Now!!
Questions? Contact Us Here