Freedom Ridge Alpaca Farm

Simply Suri~Distinctly Unique

Clare and Chris Arena
2247 State RtAlqiuippa, PA 15001
Fax: 724-375-7864


Freedom Ridge Alpaca Farm was born of the desire to "get back to the basics". In 2006 I resigned my position as a footwear buyer for a national retailer, and although I loved the challenge of the corporate world, I missed my family. Thus began my search to find an endeavor that allowed me to continue to be involved in our family contracting business, be a hands-on-mother, and feel challenged intellectually and physically.

After several years of research, my husband and I chose to raise livestock and become immersed in agricultural. Farming certainly fit the criteria for intellectual and physical stimulation and what better way to get back to the basics!

We chose alpaca livestock to raise for several reasons:
* the harvest (their fiber) is highly sustainable and valuable;
* alpacas require less land than other types of livestock;
* alpaca grazing is less damaging to the environment then other livestock (they "snip" the blade of grass instead of ripping the root from the ground and they are not hooved);
* alpacas are not aggressive and can be managed fairly easily
* alpacas are easy birthers and good mothers.

The decision to raise Suri alpacas was based on the rarity of the breed, the quality of the fiber and their majestic beauty. Suri alpacas make up 10% of the entire world alpaca population. The United States has approximately 32,000 registered suris; roughly 1/3 of the world suri alpaca population is located right here in the USA! If you are going to invest in a "gem" it might as well be a diamond!

Downsizing! Call or come visit for details!

14 Alpacas available (all ARI registered, multiple fiber show winners) as well as portable fencing; livestock scale; centrifuge for fecal/parasite testing; heated/non heated water buckets; feed bins/bowls; coats in various sizes and more.

Call for additional information. Great opportunity for starting a new adventure or expanding current herd. Only serious inquiries please. Contact: or 412-812-0411