We are Tim and Beth Sheets, the owners of Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas. Our alpaca farm was founded in October 2003with the purchase of our first suri alpaca, Eliza. Since then, we
have seen our herd grow to 26 with the purchase of 9 more and the birth
of 17 on our farm.
Both of us
grew up on farms and pursued professional careers after graduating
from college in the early 80's. We lived in Indianapolis for a
number of years but longed for a country lifestyle. In the late 90's
we had an opportunity to move to the central Indiana farm where Beth
was raised. While this was very inviting from a lifestyle point of
view, realistically, we needed to discover a means of justifying
our lifestyle change. In other words, we wanted to do
something productive with this farm we were blessed with.
Tim researched a number of livestock possibilities, from hereford
cattle to boer goats to rare breeds. While all of these are
wonderful animals, we discovered that none of them had the profit
potential of alpacas. The next step was to visit several
farms, attend some shows and talk to a lot of alpaca people.
After all research was done, we were convinced. Alpacas were
Even though we started our farm after our
two kids were attending college, both our daughter Jennifer and son
Michael have been active participants in our venture. They
attend shows and events to help groom the alpacas and answer
questions. Michael is a great at building fences and general
maintenance around the farm. Jennifer is now a practicing veterinarian and provides expert health care for our herd.
Even Beth's mother, Nelda, is involved. She
enjoys all of the alpacas and has taken some of them to schools and
nursing homes to provide a bit of joy and comfort to the young and
old. Alpacas are really a family affair at Heritage
Now that you know a little about us, we would
like to share our excitement about alpacas with your and help
you get started in the alpaca business. You can be assured
that Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas provides great
customer support along with the quality suri alpacas we
sell - a combination that can't be beat!
Through our commitment,
experience, and expertise Heritage Farm Suri
Alpacas wants to established a business relationship
with you that will last a lifetime!
We encourage you to
contact us about a visit