About

Your Gateway to the Alpaca Lifestyle

Alpaca Farming Consulting

Our love for the alpaca lifestyle drives us to connect with other alpaca farmers and offer solutions so your farm can run as smoothly and sustainably as possible.

Jody and Chris Hatch brought their first herd to Salmon River 15 years ago, and immediately fell in love with the alpaca lifestyle – the clean air and open space, freedom to be their own boss, ability to spend more time with their children, and, of course, time spent caring for their alpacas.

Over the years, their farm has flourished and grown, and today they’re championing a sense of community among alpaca farmers. Whether you’re a seasoned alpaca farmer or just getting started, their services are here for you!

Their primary mission: serve as connectors and solve problems for fellow alpaca farmers.

Accomplishments include:

  • Dispersal management sales for herds ranging from a few alpacas to over 200 alpacas in size
  • Provision of herd evaluations, market analysis, marketing, negotiations, and emotional support during the transition of closing a farm
  • 800 -1000 alpacas shorn per season (April-July)
  • 1st place in Journeyman Class and 2nd place in Master Class National Shearing Contest, 2016

The Hatches are also passionate about helping all alpaca farmers make their farms profitable and sustainable. If you’re looking to grow your farm’s sustainability through culling, you can call on our subsidiary Bridgeway Alpaca Co. to assist you with compassion and care.