Welcome to Keiana Lodge Alpaca Farm
Keiana Lodge Alpaca farm, although we do have sheep and cattle as well. We are very much a family business with Keith, Diana, our son Andrew and daughter in law Audrey and their children Dylan and Jaiden to look after the over 2000 acres we run on. We are situated approximately 1100 metres above sea level, and about 70 kms from either, Mudgee, Lithgow or Bathurst. The area is very well suited to breeding alpacas. We would like to be able to breed a commercially viable herd of black Suris (the dreadlock type) and Huacayas (similar style to sheep), although we do have all colours. (That is why we have a herd of over 700 alpacas.) Their fleece is a lot softer than sheep, and of course having so many natural colours means only the white and light fawn need to be dyed. They have very little lanoline in their fleece and therefore take up natural dyes, unlike sheep that need chemical dyes. They are also much better on the environment than sheep as they have soft padded feet, so they leave no trail in the paddocks, their dung is done in piles and they do not need mulesing. We have more information on our website, www.keianalodge.com.au
The male alpacas that have been wethered make great guards for chickens, goats, cattle, pigs and sheep as foxes and birds of prey are common to their nature environment and their instinct is to chase them. So please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to visit us (by appointment only).