Shearing is done!!

YAY!!! It’s a happy day in May or June for farms across the country when their shearing chores are complete!~! We just finished up shearing over 30 llamas on our farm, and am glad we got it wrapped up before the summer heat is really upon us! The new shears we tried out this year (Heiniger) along with the ceramic cutters really seemed to do the trick. Not quite as close of a clip as I was getting with the “clippers” but certainly less frustrating as these Heiniger babies will knock out 5 llamas on one set of blades.

In the news … 2013 and 2014

2013 was an eventful year with several of our best llamas headed off to new, fantastic homes!! BIG thank you to Lenny Cappoziello for purchasing Roxywood’s Vilcabamba and Roxywood’s Memphis and to Mary Lee Alford for purchasing Chilean Oka and Roxywood’s General Braxton Bragg!

Roxywood Farms also had a new arrival by FF Black Cashmere x Too coolo RTC – named Gabriella Quesada. This spunky little girl is going to be quite the show girl I think as she is super correct, long and leggy already!

Jessie before shearing 2014Jessie after shearing 2014We are welcomed our first rescue to the farm – Jessie – who gave us a BIG surprise when we sheared him this April (2014) Jessie hadn’t been shorn in over 7 years and he was a completely different llama under all that mess! He stood very still for me, and I think was super happy to be rid of all that weight!

PVL Chilean Aquarius #255083We are also excited to FINALLY welcome PVL Chilean Aquarius, and finished ROM halter girl and loud appy foundation female to our breeding string. She will arrive at Roxywood Farms in May of 2014.

Millie Grand Champ llama race 2014

And the BEST news is the tremendous event Roxywood Farms was able to participate in, April 2014. Roxywood’s Millie McKelvey (the youngest llama competing) was proud to win the first ever GREAT LLAMA RACE held in Knoxville TN. This event raised over $30,000.00 for charity and had approximately 5000 people in attendance. We are super proud of Millie for making her mark and beating out some stiff competition! We will be back in 2015 to defend our title!

Coming soon to our pastures…. :)

Roxywood Farms is thrilled to announce the future arrivals of two incredible llamas.

FFF Black Cashmere (Chileno Smokin Gun x Senorita Christina) will be coming our way courtesy of the Cipriano’s of RTC Llama Ranch. I have been looking for an additional Smokin Gun daughter for years after owning Smokin Gun before he passed. I am VERY grateful to Randy for selling her to me. She will be arriving early 2013 and will make a big impact on our breeding program I am sure!!

EDR Chilean Dream is another gem coming to Roxywood Farms. I had been looking at this girl for nearly 2 years, and am super excited that the timing finally worked out for Dream to come to my farm. She will be arriving in 2014 after being bred to the incredible MSF The Patriot. THANK YOU to Michael West of Four Ladies and Me llama farm of East Bend NC. It will be hard to wait that long to get her, but as the saying goes… good things happen to those who wait!!

2012 wrap up…. 12/9/12

Roxywood Farms finished 2012 with a fantastic presence in the ring for a small farm. Gryphon’s Glory – born on the farm in 2011 – finished 3rd at the 2012 Celebrity show and RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION (HWM) at the 2012 NAILE show. Quite impressive for a juvi not even a year old at either show.

We acquired SPCL Intimidator a Halter Champion son of Silver Peru who is starting his breeding career this year. We are hopeful to see several champion cria hit the ground fall of 2013.

We were very blessed to have five heathy female cria born on the farm as well in 2012. Four of the five have been sold, and the last cria out of Ticca’s Puttin on the Ritz x Rebano Escondido Quisas will remain here as a future fundation girl I am in love with her loud appy suri spots and super sweet personality. Quisas hit one out of the park with this girl!!

Keep tuned for updates on our 2013 crop. We have three girls exposed to LUA BRAVADO’S IZADORO, three girls exposed to SPCL INTIMIDATOR and one luck lady confirmed pregnant to BOLD GRAFFITI…. I cant wait for spring!!

Roxywood Farms.. why us??

Here at Roxywood Farms we enjoy everything there is about llamas. Located just 15 miles East of Memphis Tennessee, our small farm is the picture perfect spot to raise and love the llama! When we’re not showing off our llamas in the show ring, we enjoy taking our critters to the park for a hike or down the road for a stroll. Since we are a small farm, all of our llamas are handled on a regular basis. All of our llamas are halter broke and patient of grooming, shearing, toe trimming etc. We particularly enjoy showing people how versatile the llama can be and how quickly they can pick up training for Obstacles, PR, Pack and that they can be used as therapy animals!! Imagine the surprise of a llama visit at a nursing home or elementary school!

Millie Grand Champ llama race 2014

We specialize in the marketability of unique bloodlines on conformationally correct llamas with stellar personalities. We enjoy a wide range of fiber types from suri, to single coat silky and from medium wool to heavy wool coverage. We have a special weakness for llamas with good personalities, so if you want a family llama to enjoy, show or breed… check out our sales page!