S & S Camelid Co. was founded in 2005. Dennis Stearns and Dr. Sandy Savage started out with 3 alpacas and a dream. With just a wheelbarrow and water buckets to carry twice a day, they were able to grow their operation. Sitting on 170 acres just 7 miles north of Morehead, Kentucky, the ranch now houses 20 llamas and nearly 45 alpacas.
Alpacas and Llamas are shorn once a year, and the fiber is considered to offer the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any natural fiber on this continent. Their fleece is then processed much like wool—into roving for spinners or yarns and fabric.
They have won several National Championships for their fleece, and those awards reflect the quality of their products.