Mountain Jewel Farm, McMinnville, OR
I think Open Herd is an extremely valuable, easily navigated, progressive site, not to mention how wonderful the super star support is! ...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OPEN HERD!
Jeff Williamson 03/15/2013
Liberty Alpacas, Maple Valley, WA
We love our website and the new mobile site! The convenience of updating our openherd site and having it feed our website, mobile site, and our association site is fantastic!
We've received a ton of positive feedback from folks, and the mobile site is great for helping visitors get to the farm.
Laurie Findlay 09/05/2012
Alpacas of El Dorado, Somerset, CA
I just wanted to tell you how pleased Scott and I are with the Openherd Auction. We only just upgraded our plan from a Plus to a Professional on August 28th allowing us to put animals into the Featured Auction [email blast]. We tried it out for the very 1st time this week and guess what? We sold our alpaca! The buyer contacted us directly after seeing her in the auction. Did not want to wait until the end and made us an offer we could not refuse. That sale paid alot more than our yearly Openherd fee.
Told all my fellow alpaca breeders!!!! Can't wait to put in the next one.
Katy Holland 10/17/2011
Alpacas of Holland Acres, Olivia, MN
I just want to take time to thank everyone at Openherd for making an amazing site that allows you to create a website of your own, that is easy to manage and looks great! I have seen so many farm websites powered by Openherd and they all look very professional and unique.
Chimera Ranch, Glendale, AZ
What an impressive upgrade [new home page]. Just wonderful. I am proud to be a part of such a professional environment to promote my business. Thank you for all of the personal support to these new innovative ways of helping all of your customers. Outstanding.
High Country Alpaca Ranch, Fence Lake, NM
Awesome job guys. I knew I was in the right place the very first time I talked to you guys. The new home page is outstanding.
Sharon Miller 07/13/2011
Redwood Ranch Alpacas, Bethel, OH
Participating in Openherd and the auction feature has brought a lot of prospective buyers to our farm page. This in turn has resulted in the sale of quite a few alpacas and breedings. We are very pleased with Openherd.
Alpacas of Holland Acres, Olivia, MN
I love Openherd! It is much easy to use then other sites. I think that Openherd gives farms many oppurtunities to get their name out there! It is nice to have a site where things are regularly updated and advisors actually hear your thoughts...
Dee Stielow 06/10/2011
Salt Creek Alpacas, Farmer City, IL
Wow! You have done a fabulous job! I am extremely happy and impressed with our new [web]site. What a wonderful experience this was. I really appreciate how you gathered our ideas and made them reality!
Leslie McHugh 05/17/2011
Heidelberr Farms, Martinton, IL
I must commend you all. Though only a member for a few days, I am VERY impressed not only with the fabulous product but with your customer service and support as well. You enabled me to resolve my issue immediately and easily... Thank you all for a job well done. I am indeed looking forward to a long relationship wtih Openherd.
Elaine Viscido 03/01/2011
Green Mountain Alpaca Farm, Vergennes, VT
I wish I hadn't listened to that little voice in my head ...telling me that I couldn't do this—use Openherd as a marketing vehicle. I'm not computer savvy and I was sure I lacked the skills needed to get our farm out there on the web. I was so wrong! The process was easy, straight-forward, even fun. Thank you Openherd.
Diane Beauchner 08/27/2010
Shepherd Hills Alpacas, Wescosville, PA
Hi, Beauchner's Nala was just sold this afternoon. The family that bought her found her through openherd.com so your site works!!
Debra Rau 07/19/2010
CD Alpacas, Ferryville, WI
You are so prompt with your responses, and I really appreciate that about your website. I have never been frustrated with working with your company, and you are very patient and helpful to people like me who aren't too bright when it comes to computer technology.
Donna Hokanson Killion 07/13/2010
Sunnyside Farm, N. Mankato, MN
I am just entering the marketing phase and Openherd has been so easy to use and it is free!!!
Debra Rau 07/08/2010
CD Alpacas, Ferryville, WI
I just wanted to let you know that I like the show results feature on the site. It's a convenient tool when doing quick research on an alpaca.
Mary Goodman 06/18/2010
Mary's Alpaca, The Plains, VA
I have never had more "hits" on my website in one week ever. Even though my male did not sell in the allotted time, I was able to follow up with the interested bidders. Four wonderful farms have scheduled a visit to see not only this male but other males that I have available.
Your OpenHerd website is super easy to use, very professional and a tremendous value. Thank you.
Margaret Hamilton 06/17/2010
Endless Farms Alpacas, Elberon, VA
When I signed up for the Openherd Auctions, I was planning to use it as much as a marketing tool to drive visitors to my herd as anything else. I have been a member for less than 30 days, and I have seen tremendous results! I have set up auctions with all sorts of range of price and tag lines. I have put up alpacas for sale, herdsire breedings, and packages. Views of my alpacas have increased from less than 200 total for 7 months to more than 1500 in just 30 days as a result of using the auction listings. Exposure to my herd has increased drastically and I have had several "message" inquiries about my listings - these are serious leads! I could not be happier! If these results continue as I expect they will, I will be renewing my package for years to come!
Rita McGlone 06/16/2010
R'AlpacaLand, Marysville, OH
I have been a member of Open Herd for less than 5 months. Even though business is slow in this depressed economy, I am pleased with the number of sales and inquiries I have experienced since joining Open Herd and I can attribute at least 2 of my recent sales to this site. One of the things I like about this site is the ability to search for Full Accoyo and get only Full Accoyo alpacas. On other sites you get everything that has a percentage of Accoyo in it even though that is not what you asked for. I find it easy to upload pictures on this site and the customer support is wonderful. Thank You Open Herd for giving us an excellent venue for marketing our alpacas and it's FREE!
Kristina Flegel 06/15/2010
Dos Doñas Alpaca Farm, St. Louis, MO
I'm approaching the end of my first auction and, although people hold back on bidding until the end, the increase in hits on those lots is significant. Regardless of how the auction turns out, the exposure is proving to be worth it.
Jay Ward 06/15/2010
AuSable Valley Alpacas, Jay, NY
My first Open Herd auctions resulted in lots of click traffic and the sale of a breeding! Thx Open Herd!
John Petersam 06/15/2010
Criative Acres, Jarrettsville, MD
We've been extremely pleased with the results OpenHerd's auction product. The number of hits and enquiries we are receiving on our alpacas has risen dramatically since we signed up. Of all the advertising we've done, OpenHerd has clearly provided the best value. Thanks for providing a great product.
Andrea and John Niehaus 06/15/2010
A & J Suri Alpacas, Louisville, OH
We were pleasantly surprised with a winning bid on Openherd auctions which we just signed up for following AOBA Nationals. It wasn't a huge sale but it was a sale. We have seen much more traffic on our pages and will continue to show animals on the auctions. We are very pleased to be using the auction site so thank you for making this service available and for rotating animals on the auction site for viewing. Your site is very user friendly.
MarNell Schmiesing 05/18/2010
Amsterdam Alpacas, Anna, OH
You have good customer service. I like that! I am excited to be a part of Openherd!
Suzanne Thomas 02/08/2010
Snow Moutain Alpacas, Keenesburg, CO
I am LOVING Openherd (and talked a few more people into checking it out, while I was at [my affiliate] meeting this weekend). Great job on a great site!
Rita McGlone 02/07/2010
R'AlpacaLand, Marysville, OH
Hi, I sold an alpaca this weekend, thanks to Open Herd! I have only been a member of Open Herd for less than two weeks. That was fast!
Maple Tree Farm, Kanawha, IA
This site is a blessing to so meny [sic]. Thank you and Bless you for having it.
Nancy Schell 11/16/2009
Walnut Hill Farm, Metamora, MI
I just wanted to drop a line and say "Thank You"!!! I have just sold my first alpaca! And I owe it to your new site! So, again, thanks for all of your hard work in getting this site up and running! I will be recommending your site to everyone...
Lakeview Farms Alpacas, Olean, NY
Really enjoy being a new member on Openherd it is so easy to access!
Alpaca Creek Farm, Hendersonville, TN
Fellow paca peeps - if you haven't you should check this site out. I really like the show results look-up function.
Koehler's 4 Star Alpacas, Bay City, MI
I want to thank you very much for helping me with my computer problem. It was not the site. I made a change to my browser and it was not working properly. Thank you for calling me and talking with me. Very happy with the service of Openherd... Again I will recommend you to every one that I know..
Lynn McClurg 10/30/2009
Morning Sky Farm, Clarks Mills, PA
Thanks for the site creation and free membership; it's neat and clean looking and easy to use!
Carol Karsten 10/28/2009
Hidden Hill Farm Alpacas, Antrim, NH
My best referrals for both alpaca sales and stud service have originated with AlpacaElite/Openherd inquiries.
Fred Boyd 10/23/2009 on Openherd Forum
WestWind Alpacas & Fiber Mill, Amboy, IL
I just finished uploading all my information from Openherd to my website [using ListMirrorTM], it was so easy and looks great!!! I can't tell you how much I like what you have done.
Jeromy Birket 10/5/2009
Moonshine Stables, Camden, SC
I am very pleased with everything that you are offering. We do not have a large alpaca community in our area, but almost all the farms have signed up.
Alan Clark 10/5/2009
Finca Alta Vista, Pleasant Mount, PA
I appreciate your innovation and trying to make a "better mouse trap." ...I really like the show results section. That makes light work of our research. ...If the alpaca industry is going to survive and thrive, it is innovation like this that will be the driving force.
Beth Osborne 10/2/2009
The Alpaca Hacienda, Temecula, CA
Thanks for such a great marketing site - it's really put together nicely. The sales pages are so easy to create and turn out very professional looking. Everything is done for you - just put in your text, upload your photos, and you're done! No resizing of pictures, or worrying about text sizes, fonts or colors.
I look forward to the increased exposure that Openherd will generate for my farm, along with more ranch visits and resulting sales. Thanks again, Openherd!
Mark Niemeyer 09/27/2009
Gem State Alpacas, Caldwell, ID
I just wanted to say Thank-You for creating such a useful and informative site. What an improvement over "other" marketing sites! The fact that potential buyers can look up show records, lineage, etc. is such a great tool especially for small farms like ours. Keep up the good work!
Robin Watson 09/22/2009
Pineview Farm Alpacas, Brentwood, CA
Hi, Just wanted to thank whoever put this website together - it is awesome! Very easy to use and navigate. Just wanted to say "thanks!"
Jim Hobart 09/20/2009
Rising Star Alpacas, Brentwood, CA
Great job with this site. It's highly usable and I'm sure it will do well.
Sandra Wallace 09/19/2009 on Alapcasite@yahoogroups.com
Alpacas at Crossroads Ranch, Paso Robles, CA
My take on Openherd.
Free for now. Easily accessible and easy to join. Good solid web site features that work. Few download glitches, compared to most sites, for fee or not. Really "open" and straight forward with excellent timely tech service when needed. Opportunity for anyone selling alpacas or end product for both free marketing or more visible paid advertising at reasonable pricing.
A real honest to goodness godsend to my ranch's immediate benefit. Go see what's been posted within a short amount of time...expecially my own page! 8:)
No investment in the company, just a satisfied new partipant.
Eric Folkman 09/17/2009
Blue Ribbon Farms, Chardon, OH
I "live" on the internet and have no patience for slow or goofy sites. This is a very well thought out site that flows very intuitively. You put a lot of time into this, and it shows.
Jim Humphreys 09/17/2009 on AlapcaMarket@yahoogroups.com
Silvercloud Farm, Silver Penn Sales, Gibsonia, PA
If you haven't already "herd", OPENHERD.COM is a great new site to market your alpacas. The site launched just this week you really should check it out! I do alot of marketing work for alpacas, with Silver Penn Sales, my own farm and for many other alpaca farms and I strongly suggest you check out OPENHERD.COM!
In today's economy, we all must work extra hard and find new venues to market our alpacas for sale and this one is not only new and different, but it's "state-of-the -art" and easy-to-use.
Laurye Feller 09/17/2009
Sunset Hills Farm Alpacas, Butler, PA
I just visited the Openherd website for the first time and I am so-o impressed.
You have done a fabulous job. The colors, the content and the ease of use are just some of the outstanding features to this site. I can't wait to have more time to peruse each and every area you offer. It's just fabulous!
Thanks for the opportunity. Now all I need to do is get some of your affordable advertising!
Cindy Harris 09/16/2009
Alpacas at Windy Hill, Somis, CA
I just signed up. What I most appreciate about your site is how clean and simple it is. Most of the other sites are so busy I can't see anything on them. Congratulations on your concept and design.
Linda Kondris 09/13/2009
Pines Edge Suri Alpacas, Black Forest, CO
I took a look at Openherd and all I can say is WOW!! You fellows have really introduced a new age for alpaca marketing with video and such an overall comprehensive site. I will definitely sign up for the year long advertising program and love the clarity of pictures and the ability to sync to my home site. What a home run hit!