Luxury at Your Fingertips

For the Fiber Artist

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Luxury at Your Fingertips

Butterfield Alpaca Ranch is nestled in the rolling hills of south central Nebraska near the Harlan County Reservoir. With a focus on the luxury fiber produced by these elegant and graceful animals, we raise both the Hucaya and Suri alpaca breeds. Alpaca fiber is known for being hypoallergenic, ultra warm, exquisitely soft, water repellent, stain resistant, and highly durable. We at Butterfield Alpaca Ranch believe alpaca fiber is the most underutilized natural resource in the world.

Our Alpaca Store

Shop in person at our NEW MOBILE ALPACA STORE converted from a travel trailer! Hours will vary throughout the year.

~ Our Holiday Hours ~

November 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19

10am - 2pm

Alpaca Tours are available at 2pm. Click on "Ranch Visits" on our main menu to schedule your tour.

Alpaca Tours

In-person tours are every Saturday until Christmas at 2pm:
November 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19

Virtual Tours and Field Trips are available on weekdays.

Click on "Ranch Visits" on our main menu to schedule your tour.

Tashia Butterfield

Alpaca farmer, knitter, crocheter, spinner, teacher, YouTube content creator, writer, and owner of Butterfield Alpaca Ranch. 

Tashia began teaching crochet at a local yarn store in Chicago in 2010 where she was introduced to the world of natural fibers, including luxurious alpaca. In 2011, she visited in alpaca farm and became obsessed with these graceful and beautiful animals. After teaching English in South Korea for 6 months, Tashia moved to Nebraska - where her Butterfield ancestors had settled over 125 years previous - to establish the Butterfield Alpaca Ranch in the spring of 2012. Now, the herd has grown to 40 alpacas and llamas and maintains a focus on quality alpaca products and the fiber arts.