C & M Acres is a 20+ acre alpaca farm and fiber processing mill that is owned and operated by Christian and Michelle Davies. While our farm is located in central Iowa close the main I-35 and I-80 interstate corridors crossing the state, we appreciate a very rural setting. We invite you to take a peek at the lifestyle that is working and living with alpacas.
Our intent is to raise quality, healthy animals. Our view is that anyone coming to our farm or website should be able to find out everything we know about the animals. We want to help educate new and interested people on what alpacas are, what they can do, and what it takes to raise them. We are working with the fiber ourselves so we can show people the complete cycle from animal to fleece. As accountants, we can also help people with the financial aspect and business plans. We believe in sharing our knowledge so that others can avoid pitfalls we may have made but also get ahead in the learning curve that much faster.
We have a separate quarantine barn for all new arrivals. We are a BVD free farm.
Come see us, our animals, our mill, and our farm store.
Check our our Classes tab for our class series and our Schacht Equipment page for your spinning/weaving equipment needs.
C&M Acres raises both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. We have a wide variety of colors, ages, lineages for you to choose from. We have grown our herd from a diverse group of farms over time and have many different unrelated lineages represented in our herd.
We offer for sale:
Bred and Open Females,
Herdsires and Junior Herdsires
Book your slot for 2013 now. We can process any type of fiber into roving, bumps, batts, felt and yarn.
Our mill is a full turnkey operation that can handle all processing steps in house. Our mill makes a semi-worsted or a woollen yarn that is prepared by pindrafting the fiber to further align the individual fibers for a very consistent yarn.
Our felting machine can produce felt in whatever thickness you want in sizes up to 5 feet wide and any length. This is a needle felting machine so we can easily make any density of felt you want.
We can also take your seconds fiber and turn it in center cored yarn or felt sheeting. Center cored yarn is often used for rugs. Felt sheeting can be used for a wide variety of items ranging from shoe insoles to quilt batting. We can turn your seconds into products you can use or sell.
We also offer Greener Shades dyes for sale or we can dye your fiber for you.
Our farm store has a wide variety of product. Most is produced from our animals.
We offer raw fiber and rolags from our herd.
We also offer handspun and machine spun yarn from our herd.
We have many handmade products made from our animals including scarves, felting, wall hangings, etc.
We also offer imported items such as clothing, teddy bears, finger puppets, etc.
We are now Schact Distributors. See the Schacht Equipment page for more information.
Watch for our newest addition. We will soon be offering felted hats made from our fiber.
We offer a variety of services such as:
-Farm set-up assistance
-Mobile herdsire breeding services as well as traditional breeding services at our farm
-Classes geared towards education on alpacas and all aspects of fiber and fiber processing.
We became Schacht distributers in 2011. We had many people ask us where to get spinning and weaving equipment whenthey attended our fiber classes. We decided we shoul dbe able to assist people with these needs and settled on Schacht. We carry quite a bit of equipment.
Check out our Schacht tab for more information.
Our winter and spring class schedule is out! Check out our classes tab to see when we are offering the class you are interested in.
We are continuing our Intro to Alpacas and Hand Processing Fiber seminars but are very excited to now offer beginning classes in spinning, felting, rigid heddle weaving and 4 harness weaving. If you have wanted to try your hand working with fiber, we have a class to meet your needs.
Please check our out Classes page for information about the schedule and a description of each of the classes.
Our full service fiber mill is now in operation. We can process any type of fiber into roving, bumps, batts, felt and yarn. Our mill is a full turnkey operation that can handle all processing steps in house. Our mill makes a worsted yarn that is prepared by pindrafting the fiber to further align the individual fibers for a very consistent yarn. Our felting machine can produce felt in whatever thickness you want in sizes up to 5’ wide and any length.