Tonight we see the closure of what we believed to be one of the best Elite Alpaca Breeders in the country 'Wellground Alpaca Stud'
We first met Rob & Les Rawlins back in the early parts of 2008 when we had been visiting alpaca breeders trying to gain some knowledge, we then came across Wellground Farm, from the moment we stepped out of our car and did the usual meet and great, we knew instantly that these were two people that we wanted to work closely with.
Im sure many of you will agree that first impression you got when you arrived at Wellground Farm was one that stuck with you as it does with us throughout the years. Then you see the alpacas and WOW you know you are talking to two very knowledgable people Rob & Les. To be honest the alpacas spoke for themselves, the Elite genetics read like am 'A' List oscar winning film ending credits, with every Hollywood star present.
Rob & Les continued this award winning theme year after year producing some of the Finest Elite Alpacas in the country, also going on to prove that you don't necessary need to take your alpacas to shows as they took win after win at fleece shows.
Like most of us that have purchased alpacas from Rob & Les, they continue to give you after sales support, which in our opinion has been second to none, Rob & Les have always been on the end of the phone when needed and not afraid when needed to give that occasional kick up the arse when needed and of course they do and did 'make the t-shirt, wear the t-shirt when it came to knowledge and experience.
Well tonight Wellground is now closed. We Karl, Lisa and Lily our daughter at WillowBank Alpaca Stud have a lot to live up to. We feel very honoured to have the Wellground Herd as our own and it has taken some hard work to enable us to be in this position. We have on occasion been called the mini Wellground which itself is a privilege but now the hard work really begins as the mini Wellground stands up proudly as WillowBank Alpaca Stud Incorporating the Wellground Herd into its own, hopefully having as much fun and success that both Rob & Les have achieved over the past 15 years.
We have a long way to go and we hope you will all feel that we can hopefully work together and that these Elite genetics are not lost, but have just moved home as we have strived to keep the Wellground genetics together.
It only really leaves us a few things left to say. We hope you will all join us in wishing Rob & Les the very best for their future and future plans and just a very BIG thank you to you both from all of us at WillowBank Alpaca Stud.
A breeder once said To Infinity And Beyond.............................