About Dover 3 East Llamas
Dover 3 East Llamas is located in pristine Northern Wisconsin at the very center of Price County. The llamas live at the highest altitudes found in the state. In the summer the days are warm and the nights cool down to very comfortable temperatures for the llamas. In the spring and summer the llamas will have a lot of green lush vegetation to graze on. The llamas at D3E live on the edge of the Chequamegon National forest so there are plenty of shade trees to lie under on the warm summer days. There is always a soft breeze to a hard wind in the pastures and the forest to keep the llamas cool on those warm summer days. In the winter the temperatures can be below zero for days. The llamas can find themselves in a four-foot blanket of snow from the end of November to the end of March. At the present time there are a total of about 50 llamas on this small farm that are shown and managed by Terry Dunbar.
All the llamas range from full Chileans, to combinations of Peruvians and Bolivians. There is some mixture of the North American bloodlines in most of the llamas found here. The goal is to produce sound, healthy and colorful llamas that are of show quality. The breeding program is to focus on producing larger animals with good wool coverage that are majestic and have the natural presence of a very proud and elegant animal. The breeding females at Dover 3 East are selected on the quality of the offspring produced and the quantity of milk that is produced. Good milk production is very important in the over all quality of the llama herd. These females are good in size, have the stretch and the substance to carry and produce quality offspring. The breeding males are selected to compliment the females of the herd. They have to be outstanding in every trait to qualify as breeding male. The sires must be big, strong with perfect conformation and style. Good disposition is a very important characteristic that is sought in the herd sire. The ultimate goal is to produce excellent quality cria’s that have all the characteristics to be a good show animal. At the same time have attitude and a disposition that makes them very desirable to work with.
All llamas at D3E are halter trained and can be easily handled. D3E has a health management program, where all routine vaccinations and deworming is done on a regular bases so that the llamas are in the best health possible. Records are kept for each llama to make sure every llama gets the attention that is required.
The llamas at D3E are a joy to work with on a daily bases.
There is nothing more exciting than to walk out into the pasture of a
beautiful herd of female llamas and find a newborn healthy baby
running around tearing up the field. Showing these llamas is very
rewarding especially when you can walk out of the show ring with a
National Grand Champion at your side. The dream at Dover 3 East is to
have a pasture full of beautiful, strong, majestic, regal and
good-natured llamas that will turn heads and awe the judges.
Dover 3 East gets its name from a small community of people that lived in this area many years ago. Just about all the evidence of its existence has disappeared after forest fires tore through the area. A very large saw mill, general store and a post office, a one-room school called Dover and many little farms made up an area in the three-east section of the Town of Emery. Locals referred to this part of the township as Dover Three East, because of the Dover School being in this section. It happens to be that the property of Dover 3 East Llamas is right in the middle of what was once the Dover Three East Community.