— The Alpaca Ontario Team

Gold Star Alpacas

Foundations in Breeding / Standards in Excellence

Rick & Jerra Anderson
12062 Plank Rd.Tillsonburg, CAN-ON N4G4G9
Gabriella Gold at Orangeville, 2008

About Gold Star Alpacas
Our interest began in 2003, with a visit to a Brantford alpaca farm where we were welcomed to look at everything alpaca farming, had to offer. Skeptical is mild, describing the feeling that Rick had. Because of his Engineering background and a firm upbringing in “show-me” mentality, he had always believed ‘anything that looks too good to be true, probably is’, and he would find it. With question after question being answered and the farm owners polite demeanor and enthusiastic energy, his fears were slowly disappearing. Jerra’s interest, on the other hand, was ‘let’s do it’, from the beginning. She had left the managerial world of retail sales and decided that self-employment was a preferred direction with ‘no boss’ or punch clock to dictate her life-choices.

That first farm visit led to another visit where an energetic farm Manager gave us the Royal tour of a well-established leader in the Ontario organization. Rick’s resistance was weakening to the point of seeing the alpaca business as one worth considering. Jerra’s encouragement for more participation in the organization was ‘bearing fruit’. The visits led to attendance at the 2005 spring show in Orangeville and we’ve never looked back from that point.

This is a viable opportunity for retirement income while doing something that we love.



Gold Star Alpacas represents a farm business, capable of establishing a retirement income and manageable alpaca-breeding enterprise. Our objective is the breeding of high quality alpacas and promotion of the Canadian Alpaca Industry, while employing honesty and integrity—we apply the Golden Rule.

Our goals are to improve our herd quality by breeding for fineness and promote the Canadian Alpaca Industry with Canadian made products.

Our alpacas come from double registered, ribbon winning pedigrees.

Services Offered include: Sales & Breeding, Agistment, Package Discounts, Friendly help and advice when needed.

Sales of Products-Canadian grown yarn, Canadian mfg rovings, clothing.