Long Hollow Suri Alpacas

"Colorumptious, Fibertastic Suri Alpacas"!

Karl & Jan Heinrich
698 Wallace Rd.Gallatin, TN 37066
615-452-7852 (office)
615-804-8553 (Karl cell)
Fax: 615-452-0893

Some of the girls in the tall grass

Black is beautiful!
LHSA, NEF, and the Girls barn
Saturday Morning Snow

We started this adventure in 2002 with the purchase of 4 Suri alpacas. We chose Suri's because of their "Look" They had an elegance that we just could not get away from. Also there were fewer (more rare) and we loved the fleece. Since then we have added many animals, moved to a 62 acre farm, set up a store, purchased and moved New Era Fiber Mill to the farm, participated in shows of all levels around the country.

The farm today has about 135 suri alpacas. Our house overlooks the alpaca pastures, Our Barn office has windows into the girls stalls and paddocks so we can keep a close lookout on them. The males have their own barn at the other end of property, with their own dedicated pastures etc. The main barn also houses the Fiber Mill and the Farm store. Upstairs is our training/seminar room and fiber storage for the mill customers.

Many of New Era's customers bring their fleece, tour the mill and store to learn about the process and see the endless possibilities for their fiber. Our goal is to educate our customers about what we have learned first hand by making and selling our fiber. Since we started we have sold/used every bit of fiber our animals have produced and more. How we achieve this is what we teach our customers. With every visit is the opportunity to check out the Alpacas and especially the cria.

Since we are mechanical systems designers by trade, we had to incorporate a few goodies into the business. So we installed a wood burning boiler and Radiant Heating in the floor of the entire building, as well as Solar Electric Generation on the roof of the barn. These two features provide us with heat and hot water in the winter and electricity to run the whole operation year round. These features make us a great stop on the Tn. Agritourism trails.

In the last several years we have become interested in the "science" of breeding. We have always gotten Histograms of our animals, but now we are using Biopsies to further evaluate animals prior to breeding. With the addition of our newly acquired herd of Suri's from Dos Donas Alpacas, we now have data on 55 of our own animals. When looking at animals on the website, check out the stats. We feel this will help us breed a more consistent fiber quality, which is what the industry needs to continue growing.


If these concepts interest you, let us help you! We have lots of animals for sale. Be it for Breeding Stock, Showing, Fiber, or just a Pet we have a variety available.


Farm Terms & Financing

We offer financing on any Animal sales. Typical terms are 25% downpayment, 24 monthly installments, @ 4.25% interest.