— The Empire Alpaca Assoc. Team

Song Meadows Alpacas

A Great Place to Start, Support for the Long Run

Cindy & Karl Cuykendall
5197 DeWitt RoadSkaneateles, NY 13152
Fax: 3156857410

Song Meadows is a full-service alpaca farm in Central New York. We are located atop a hill overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake. We are a family farm, owned and operated by the Cuykendalls (pronounced KIKE-in-dawl)-Cindy, Karl, and son Mark. Song Meadows is the dream-come-true of Cindy, and is an off-shoot of husband Karl's working crop farm. We currently offer alpaca boarding, as well as sales of quality huacaya alpacas, alpaca fiber products, hay, and custom-made alpaca restraint chutes. Additionally, Cindy teaches fiber arts of all kinds. If you want to learn to spin, weave, knit, or felt give us a call and find out about our individual and group classes.

Another primary focus at Song Meadows is Youth involvement in the alpaca industry. Kids love alpacas, and alpacas are fun, kid-friendly critters when handled properly. At Song Meadows, we offer school field trips, individual lessons for kids in animal handling and fiber arts, and a unique Summer Camp experience where kids ages 10-17 can work with the alpacas and their fiber in a fun country atmosphere.

At Song Meadows Alpacas, the focus of our breeding program is superior fleece and correct conformation. Isn’t that the goal of every breeding program? The focus of our business, however, is the success of our customers. Alpaca ownership can be a wonderfully rewarding endeavor, both financially and in terms of lifestyle. However, it’s not magic! Like any business, it requires a solid working knowledge of the field. In addition to our experience in raising alpacas, we have years of experience in farm management, animal training and husbandry, and hay production. We strongly believe that ongoing education is crucial to the continuing success of our industry. Networking and the sharing of knowledge, support, and resources are key components of that success.

In the past, we have been swept away by the glamour, hype, and beauty of some very pricey studs. Sometimes the results were great. Sometimes, well, not so much. You, as our customer, need not worry about a breeding yielding a pet-quality cria. With our Breeder's Assurance Guarantee, if your cria is not of breeding quality, we will rebreed free of charge. No worries!

We are firmly committed to promoting all aspects of the alpaca industry. At Song Meadows you will find that we participate actively in every facet of the alpaca business. Cindy is past President of The Empire Alpaca Association, and served for 6 years as a member of the EAA board of directors. She has participated in a multitude of educational events, as a student, a teacher, and an organizer. We participate in and actively support alpaca shows, educational events, fiber events, and youth experiences.

Customers who purchase alpacas from Song Meadows can count on our support and assistance long after the sale. Each alpaca here at Song Meadows is appreciated as an individual ('Packies are just fuzzy people!) and we work carefully to ensure that

Kids' Summer Camp

At Song Meadows we are committed to promoting Youth involvement in the Alpaca Industry. This year we are offering a unique summer camp experience for kids ages 10-17. This week long camp will focus on getting to know alpacas, learning to handle and care for the animals, and hands-on fiber arts lessons. Check out our website for more information!