Meet Jack and Tracy Pearson
In 1986 Tracy was working at one of our stores in Atlanta when we bought our first llamas," Jack said. "The next workday, she went in, gathered her things at the store and walked out into another world, without glancing back."
It took five years to clear and cultivate the 98 acres of pasture land and seven and a half acre pond on the Pearson property. During these years, Tracy and Jack attended llama conferences and traveled to many ranches throughout the United States to gather information on the care and raising of llamas. "Luckily, llama ranchers are very generous with their information and advice, and the llama conferences are well worth every penny," Tracy said.
The facilities at Pearson Pond Llamas include five large barns and each has a different layout. Our male barn has separate stalls and we use a very fine, tiny gravel for bedding in the summer because it is cool and comfortable and helps keep the nails trimmed down on the herdsires. In the winter, they have heavy straw bedding. Each stall has an outside run and all the herdsires are released into surrounding pastures during the day.
The second barn houses the ladies and babies. It has no permanent stalls, but if one is needed, a portable stall can be erected. This barn contains a birthing room and a medical room. The medical room has several uses. It serves its purpose through birthing season as well as allowing us a place to train the llamas. It is much easier to take them into hospitals and individual rooms of nursing homes as we do so often if they learn how to behave.
Jack and Tracy believe in continuous upgrading of Person's herd, which is one reason they have 20+ different herdsires. They are firmly committed to breeding the finest llamas they possibly can, with the soundest health and conformation they can possibly achieve.
In addition to the traditional llamas and the silky llamas, we are developing suri llamas.. Our suri herd represents a variety of suri lines, plus many we have developed here at Pearson Pond Ranch. We have over 200 llamas that represent the finest bloodlines available, including Argentine, Chilean, Bolivian, Australian, Canadian, Peruvian and North Americans.
"Llamas have helped humans build our empires, clothe and nourish our bodies, heat our homes and heal our minds. They have carried burdens in many more ways than in backpacks. How very tolerant they are of humans," Tracy said. "We in the llama industry must give as much and as often back to these kindred spirits. It is our obligation to protect, nurture and breed with serious responsibility to the health and strength of the breed."
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Jack and Tracy Pearson:
Pearson Pond Ranch & Llama Co.
242 Llama Lane (Charles Lane), #6017
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3658
Fax: (706) 276-3680