Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 8, 2013

Benzie's camelid connection

BY MARY BEVANS GILLETT Special to the Record-Eagle
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — BEULAH — Those aren’t strange-looking deer or fluffy dogs trotting through Chris and David Nelson’s property.

They are alpacas.

The Benzie County couple raises the members of the camelid families at the Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm between Frankfort and Beulah. This is not just a novelty hobby; it’s part of a viable business model.

“Right now, the money is in breeding and selling … and producing excellent fiber,” said Chris Nelson.

Read the full details in today’s Business section on Page 1D.