Life is Better with Alpaca

Luxury at Your Fingertips

For the Fiber Artist

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Life is Better with Alpaca

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 believe life is better with alpaca.

Ranch Tours

Alpacas are one of the most majestic animals on earth and nothing can compare to meeting them in person. Join us at the Ranch this summer to meet the fluffy residents, learn how we care for them, feel their amazingly soft fiber, and see a demonstration of how to transform their luxurious fiber into product. Of course, there will be time for selfies and pictures to remember your fabulous visit. Tours last about an hour.

Upcoming tours are at 10:00am on September 18 and October 2, 9, 16 & 23.

The cost is $15/person, age 15 and over. This fee can be applied as credit toward a purchase in our mobile store at the end of your visit.

Click here for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory.

Our Alpaca Store

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

Virtual and in-person shopping experiences can be scheduled with owner Tashia Butterfield by calling (308) 920-3170 or emailing

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.