Campo Verde is a small alpaca fibre farm located in Harcourt, in the Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia, close to Castlemaine, Maldon, and Bendigo.
Our herd of 35 huacaya alpacas provides us with beautiful fleece which is processed locally in Victoria and turned into yarn and exquisite pieces. As a small farm, we know each alpaca by name and their individual characteristics. Our philosophy is to tread lightly on the earth, raising our alpacas and land with love and organic principles.
Rita is the main alpaca shepherd at Campo Verde. She has learned a lot about alpaca husbandry, fleece, diseases, breeding, birthing, and more by attending workshops, volunteering at shows, learning from alpaca breeders Australia wide and spending every minute with her animals. Rita was secretary of the Victorian Central Region of the Australian Alpaca Association from 2018 to 2019 and currently is Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Alpaca Association. She loves welcoming new people to the alpaca world and showing them the beauty of alpaca fibre.
"I recently visited Campo Verde Alpacas at their new property in Harcourt to check the teeth of a couple of their alpacas. Ritas capable, patient and respectful handling of both these large males made the procedure fuss-free and easy. Rita's love, passion and enthusiasm for her animals, their care and their fleece is obvious and infectious!"
Allison Quagliani, Alpaca Dental Services
"Rita and Anthony from Campo Verde Alpacas are absolutely fantastic. They are extremely knowledgeable and could answer all the different questions I had about Alpacas and what they require. They are true animal lovers and treat all their Alpacas with respect and compassion. I highly recommend Campo Verde Alpacas to anyone who is after anything Alpaca related. Going for a walk around the property seeing all the various alpaca colouring and the babies was a true delight."
Danica, alpaca owner