An Iowa Alpaca Farm
Owners of Rock Creek Alpacas in Iowa, Mark and Lori Cross, have leaped into the alpaca world with full force, growing their alpaca herd from a small hobby farm of seven alpacas to a respectable size farm of 100 + alpacas since August of 2010. Mark Cross has a strong understanding of the importance of positive genetic traits, from being a breeder of champion coon hounds for 30 years. He has directed his knowledge of building strong genetic traits to the Rock Creek Alpaca Herd, which includes a variety of great genetic blood lines from across the nation.
The Cross family, with the support of the alpaca community, have come to understand the need to increase the quality of alpacas in the US. By striving to create a premier alpaca herd that will improve the quality of future generations of alpacas, the Rock Creek Alpaca Farm will help the close-knit alpaca community in reaching their goal of supplying the growing alpaca fiber industry with the materials they need to meet the demands of the industries that would like to use alpaca fiber.
Rock Creek Alpacas is dedicated to producing healthy desirable alpacas with the best quality pedigree, fiber, and confirmation to go along with it. The show string at Rock Creek is proving the foundation choices made by the Cross’ are solid.
"We are very proud of the alpacas that make up the Rock Creek Alpaca Farm, and are very eager to see what the future of the farm will bring to the alpaca community as well as the future of the alpaca population in the United States." —Mark and Lori Cross