Conversations with Cindy
Alpaca Consulting Services


Alpaca University, Ranch Style!

  • Have you ever wished you could go to school
  • to learn all about alpacas?
  • Would you like to just walk the pastures with someone
  • and discuss running a ranch?
  • Would you like someone to go with you
  • to your first show?
  • Do you want a mentor with experience to lean on?


We can help!

Being a teacher doesn't end when you retire from the classroom, you know.

So go ahead. Pick my brain. Be my guest.

18 years of raising more than 1200 alpacas in Southern California is yours for the asking!


Suggested Topics:


• Starting from Scratch

• How Do I Fit: Breeder? Herd Multiplier? Grower? Artist?

• What Does An Alpaca Business Look Like?

• Bloodlines, Phenotype, and Fiber Stats

• Matchmaking and Breeding Management

• Healthy, Happy Alpacas--Getting & Keeping Them That Way

• Herd Improvement--Devising a Plan

• My Herd's Public Face: Shows, Private Evaluations, EPD's

• Marketing: What's Effective, How Do You Do It?

• Putting Your Fleece To Work

• Livestock Guardian Dogs

• YOUR TOPIC: What would you like to explore?


“Conversations with Cindy” is open-ended, one-on-one time with Cindy Harris, owner of Alpacas at Windy Hill.


It can be handy to have someone to bounce ideas off of, whether you're just beginning to look into alpacas or you're ready to move into another phase of your business.

We can plan an afternoon or a week. My time is yours.



  • 1/2 Day:  $200
  • Full Day:  $350
  • Weekend:  $500
  • Full Week:  TBD

Travel, lodging and meals will be added on a case-by-case basis.


Cindy Harris


Alpacas at Windy Hill ~ Cindy Harris ~ Alpaca Ownership with a Safety Net

7660 Bradley Rd.  Somis, CA 93066 ~ ~ ~ (805-) 907-5162

Easily accessible from LAX, Burbank& Santa Barbara Airports

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