From the Mountains of the Andes to the Prairies of the Midwest
We had owned our "small" farm on a ridge overlooking
the Illinois River valley for many years and were looking for the
proper "small" animals to keep us in touch with our agricultural
roots. When the miniature Hereford cattle turned out to be not so
miniature it was time for something else. An article in the New
York Times about alpacas caught our attention and within a year
we had purchased our first pair of bred females. We've spent the
last few years purchasing high quality Peruvian and Chilean huacaya
and suri alpacas from the top farms in the United States and developing
our herdsires - The Chiefs of Tiksilwa. We now have over 100 alpacas
and a full time farm manager helping us live our dream.
Our farm takes its name from the nearby village of Tiskilwa, Illinois.
It was named after the Pottawattamie Indian Chief who spent the
summers with his tribe in the area. A visit to our farm includes
time with our alpacas as well as our other miniature animals including
ponies, potbelly pigs, poultry, llamas and our Akbash dogs. Call
and arrange a visit soon!
We are members of the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America,
makers of fine alpaca sweaters and other products. Check out their
website at www.afcna.com and
mention that you heard about them from Tiskilwa Farms!
Tiskilwa Farms is proud to be an Illinois member of the I
Love Alpacas breeder co-op. All members of I
Love Alpacas must agree to uphold the highest standards of customer
service, support, and ethics in the alpaca industry to remain a
member of the I Love Alpacas co-op.