ABOUT TAHA Suri ALPACA RANCH
Taha Suri Alpaca Ranch, LLC was established in 2012 as a passion of owner-operator Kim Taha, who was either following in the footsteps of her Norwegian farming ancestors or was engaging in a mid-life crisis! Either way, the desire to maintain acreage and livestock was calling.
Since embarking on this adventure, Kim has elected to learn about and support the industry by volunteering. This started small, assisting with vet and color check at local alpaca shows. From there she moved onto serving on the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies (ABR) Board of Directors from 2014-2015 and as Board President during 2017-2018, serving on various ABR committees, producing ABR’s PacaParade newsletter during 2014, as the National Western Alpaca Show (NWSS) Superintendent beginning in 2016, the Great Western Alpaca (GWAS) Show Manager in 2015-2016, and the GWAS Event Manager beginning in 2017.
Kim feels strongly about supporting the industry, promoting alpacas as livestock, continually educating herself and others about the camelid community, and facilitating easy access for the consumer to the wonderful and varied world of alpaca products.
Taha Suri Alpaca Ranch is located on a 45-acre parcel in the foothills west of Denver on Lookout Mountain. The acreage is historic with features similar to that of the alpacas native Peruvian lands. In the 1930s and beyond, before the existence of the modern interstate system in the area, the homestead extended into what is now the Genesee development and operated as a cattle ranch. Prior to those times, a stagecoach stop existed and the remnants of the stagecoach trail headed from the base of Lookout Mountain remain apparent today.
The Tahas feel fortunate to maintain their ranch operations on an easily-accessible, close-in agricultural acreage with an abundance of history, not to mention an abundance of wildlife with which the alpacas peacefully exist.