Our journey with alpacas began in 1984. After 30 years raising
sheep and angora goats, Steven wanted to raise something less work and more fun. Alpacas were the obvious choice after
seeing them when they first were imported into the United States. Rose
Ann's expertise focuses on textiles and fiber, so after one touch of
the exquisite alpaca fiber, it was love at first sight for her as well.
As past president of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA),
Steven is widely regarded for his integrity and is considered a voice of
experience within the alpaca industry. If you have questions about alpaca
care, alpaca fiber or just about anything alpaca, he's got the answers.
Knoblock's Prairie Ranch strives to create new levels of excellence in
our breeding and fiber programs based on research and our own experiences
raising several generations of fiber-producing bloodstock. We
consider ourselves "Stewards of the Land," working with nature to share the
beauty of alpacas, treasures of Incan times.