Mountain Llamas is located in the beautiful Green Mountains of
southwestern Vermont. We strive to provide our llamas with an
environment that is as close as we can get to their natural habitat.
This approach coupled with proper nutrition and management skills, has
made for a very healthy, content, and well balanced herd of llamas.
Visitors of all kinds, from those first being introduced to llamas, as
well as very seasoned, successful breeders often comment on how healthy,
vibrant, and relaxed our llamas are.
As you will see from some of our pictures, our land provides our llamas
with plenty of fresh air and exercise as they enjoy the steep terrain
and rolling meadows.
Our academic backgrounds, and our entire careers have centered around
working with animals. Don is a full time consultant focusing on animal
nutrition and management, while Sue is a natural hoof care specialist
working with horses, training students, and teaching hoof clinics. This
type of background and work has proven to be invaluable in managing our
llama herd, and in providing on-going support and help to the many
wonderful people who have purchased llamas from us.
Llamas have been a wonderful addition to our lives here on our 35 acre
farm. They have added beauty to our landscape and provided us with
In building our herd, we have selected from many of the top bloodlines
in the country. We have some very diverse genetics, and can provide
buyers with many outcross lines to add to their breeding programs. We
have many beautiful suri, silky, and heavy and medium wool llamas
available. Our selection is large and diverse, we see the value in
people enjoying having choices when purchasing llamas, but we also
recognize the importance of the personal attention each new person
deserves when they visit our farm.
We welcome you to our farm for a relaxing visit, to meet our llamas, and
to share some interesting conversations and experiences.
We draw on
many years of experience breeding several species of livestock to
national show levels. Outstanding conformation can be the most
challenging to achieve, but is a major focus for us. Excellent quality
fiber seems to come easy in our herd with the quality of females and
herdsires that we are working with. Temperament is very important for us
as well, and we get plenty of positive comments along those lines from
In these trying financial times, we have been happy to have invested in
the "live" stock market. LLamas are tangible - we can look out our
window and see that our investment is doing well, we cannot say the same
thing when looking at our computer screen at our 401K. LLamas have
proven to be a wise investment choice for us, and the payback has had
many rewards - financial, recreational, improvement of our property
value, and enhancement of our quality of life. Much of our land offers
amazing views that can be seen from some very fragile hillside meadows.
These meadows are very nicely manicured, and maintained by our llamas, a
very difficult and labor intensive task with a weed trimmer or other
equipment - thank you llamas!
We have enjoyed many species of animals over many years, but llamas have
proven over and over again to have best suited our interests and the
needs of our farm.
We value the many trusting and lasting relationships that we have
developed with people we have made contact with in the llama industry.
Many of the people that have purchased llamas from us have become valued
We pay attention to business, but the time spent with good people, and
the health and well being of our animals is really what has meant the
most to us owning llamas.
Whether you are looking for national quality llamas, wanting to
diversify your portfolio, or looking for animals to beautify your
landscape and bring enjoyment to your lives, please contact us - we
would love to share our passion with you.
Mountain Farm * Don & Sue Mellen * 963 Raymond Rd. * Danby, VT 05739
Ph1: 802-293-5260 * Ph2: 802-375-3344 * Fax: