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Kuyerhuislaan 8b

Zwolle, The Netherlands

T: +31643985150

Stud service

Our five pedigree studs are our pride and joy! They rank among Europe's finest, and are providing more and more alpaca farmers with lots of quality and colour.

For sale

Starting with alpacas or expanding your herd? We regularly have beautiful yearling tuis, pregnant females or females with a cria for sale.

Wool products

Wonderfully warm and super-soft: we process our alpaca fleeces as sustainably and locally as possible into carded wool, yarns and beautiful lifestyle products.

About Stal Herfte

We house our beautiful herd of alpacas and sheep amidst greenery on the edge of Zwolle.

In 2018, Arjan van der Vlis and the Heethaar family started using a few sheep and alpacas to maintain the grass under the solar panels at Energiepark Zwolle and at Buitengoed de Herfte. This has since grown into a large herd and a professional breeding farm with a total of some 80 animals. We breed for quality, buy and sell animals and process our own wool. We do this in a completely energy-neutral way, organic as much as possible and with care for biodiversity and the welfare of our animals. We are a member of the Alpaca Assocation Benelux (AAB).

The welfare and health of our animals and their environment is our number one priority.

Our wool is high quality and we process it into beautiful products.

Every year, we welcome 20 to 30 crias (baby alpacas) between April and September.

Wool products

Since 2022, we have been processing the alpaca fleeces into carded wool, yarns and lifestyle products such as blankets, scarves, throws and decorative items after shearing.

We thereby collaborate as much as possible with local producers and sheltered workshops. We have had all our fleeces tested for quality and fineness (micron) in Finland. Fleeces that are too coarse for spinning are carded at Alles Wol in Stuifzand. And we spin the fine fleeces into yarns at Tumulus Fibre Mill in Belgium.  Together with the Knitwit Stable, a local needlework studio and experienced knitters we are now working to see what beautiful end-products we might create. Keep an eye on our website and social media to follow our wool adventure.

Our first alpaca wool yarns from the spinning mill in Belgium

We work with the day services centre at Buitengoed de Herfte amongst others

Our carded fleece is used as filling for blankets and for felt products