to Treasure Grove Ranch"
Treasure Grove Ranch (TGR) is a small (but growing) family-run
farm in beautiful Blairstown, New Jersey located in Warren County. Owned and operated by Rich, Lauren, Corinne
& Sydney Spranger. We each take part in caring for the animals and have developed a routine husbandry system
to ensure our alpacas are receiving individualized care.
We first became interested in Alpacas during "NAFD"
(National Alpaca Farm Days) back in 2008. After our first hands on experience, we were hooked. Not only is their fiber
versatile in so many different ways (stop by and check out our farm store), they are the most exquisite creatures to
be around. Their doe-eyed curious expressions and teddy bear features make them hard to resist!
Alpaca owners enjoy a strong
and growing community.
The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA) offers many different levels of support, for both it
members and those that are just interested in learning more about the alpaca community and life style.
Alpaca Registry (ARI) was established to provide a centralized repository of data to ensure accurate records and documented
bloodlines. Alpacas must be blood typed in order to be registered. Virtually every alpaca in the U.S. is registered.
eat grasses and chew a cud. Adult alpacas are about 36" tall at the withers and generally weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.
They are gentle and easy to handle. Alpacas don't have incisors, horns, hooves or claws. Clean-up is easy since alpacas deposit
droppings in only a few places in the paddock. They require minimal fencing and can be pastured at 5 to 10 per acre.
produce one of the world's finest and most luxurious natural fibers. It is clipped from the animal without causing it injury.
Soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, it comes in more colors than any other fiber producing animal
(approximately 22 basic colors with many variations and blends).This cashmere-like fleece, once reserved for Incan royalty,
is now enjoyed by spinners and weavers around the world.
When it comes to raising alpacas,
there is something for everyone.