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Celebrating Over 11 Years

We are celebrating over 12 years in the alpaca business.
It's been a great time since the beginning, and we look forward to
another 12 years in the most rewarding lifestyle we have ever enjoyed!

     We're Jim and Jean Morgan and our farm, J4 Alpacas, is located in the heart of McHenry County near scenic Woodstock, Illinois. We both grew up in rural settings, but it took some time to return to the lifestyle we love. We have raised Suri alpacas since we entered the alpaca business in 1996. This is how we came to be alpaca breeders...

     We had the desire to own livestock for many years, but with Jim's career it was not feasible. After 32 years with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (which entailed 10 transfers), Jim retired as Special Agent in charge of the five-state district headquartered in Chicago. In 1995 we saw an ad in a local magazine describing alpacas as easy to raise and being the "huggable investment". Thus began the "research phase" of J4 Alpacas.

     We visited many farms from Maryland to Wisconsin, and Iowa to Arizona. The farm visits showed us 3 things: how easy the alpaca is to care for; how many fine people are raising alpacas; and that a wonderful lifestyle could be accomplished. We were hooked!!! With the purchase of our first alpaca in 1996, Jim was finally able to use his Animal Science degree! We purchased more animals and J4 Alpacas became a reality. J4 is named for us (Jim and Jean), our daughter, Jamie, and our son, Jeff.

     Jim is the past President of the Great Lakes Alpacas Association and we are also members of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association, the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America, AOBA Show Division, Illinois Alpaca Breeders and Owners Association, The Suri Network and the Alpaca Registry.

Grandson Alex getting a kiss from Pucker Up.

     Many people would like to own alpacas, but do not have the facilities or time for daily livestock care. We provide boarding services with the assurance that your alpacas will receive the same high quality care that we provide our own. Whether you want to start your herd now, or if you're interested only in the investment aspect of owning alpacas and never intend to own a farm, we can help. Alpacas are an exceptional investment and provide excellent tax benefits to owners, and most of the tax benefits apply even if you choose a "buy and board" style of ownership.

Basically life is real good at J4 Alpacas!
     We'll be happy to answer your questions about alpaca ownership and inquiries about our boarding services, stud service, and the beautiful alpacas we have for sale. Better yet, plan to visit us in person where you can really enjoy the beauty of these wonderful animals. We're only an email or phone call away!

Jean and Jim Morgan
Phone 815-759-0247 * Fax 815-363-3163
7711 North Valley Hill Road, Woodstock, Illinois 60098

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