Apples and Alpacas Farm Sign at road
Binder Properties LLC dba

Mid Missouri Alpacas
A Division of Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm
24688 Audrain Road 820
Mexico, MO 65265
Cell: 573.721.1415 

Important announcements and other general information is offered below.

Please take the time to look at the rest of this page before exploring the rest of our site.

We offer a wide variety of apples for u-picking or pre-packaged. Dates will be posted for start of each picking.

Come to our farm store or the farm markets we attend during the growing season.

Listed here are our alpacas that are available for sale and/or breeding.

Alpacas produce wonderful fiber that is made into a variety of products.

We also sell food items produced on our farm such as apple chips, honey.

View these products here on our website or visit our farm store located on our property.

Throughout the year we hold or attend various events such as farmers' markets, group field trips of our apple and alpaca farm, work shops, an annual open house, etc. Read more about them on this page.

Find out what will be available at the next farmers' market .

Find out the various ways to contact us. We have a map for those who want to visit our farm.

Our hours of business, which change during the year, are listed.




Apple Orchard in Spring   Farm Store in Winter  Display area in Binder's Farm Store  Gaggle of African Geese

Alpacas Enjoying A Summer's Day in the Shade  Alpaca Barn

Home Front (facing road) View  Home Rear View Facing Pond  Home Rear View Showing Deck

Aerial View of Property  Back of House and Pond


Farm to go on an ON-LINE AUCTION
Auction closes September 15, 2017, at 10 a.m.
For more information and pictures, go to

Located in the rural community of Mexico, in central Missouri, our farm is comprised of two separate businesses: Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm and Mid Missouri Alpacas. Our first farming activity began in 1993 with the planting of 300 dwarf apple trees as a "u-pick" business. We planted another 300 in 1994 and the final 300 in 1995. In 1998 we bought our first alpacas.

The Alpacas
I love my animals and would like to find good homes for them. I am willing to consider any reasonable offer to sell several or sell a larger package. I would mentor any one interested in purchasing alpacas for the first time. All of my animals are registered. Their ages vary from 15 years to under 1 year. I have a number of males with fabulous fiber and they would make very good herdsires. (Refer to the Alpacas page link on this site to see descriptions of my alpacas.)

My alpacas produce beautiful fiber which I shear and send away to be made into products that I sell at my farm store such as mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, blankets, trivets, batting, rug yarn, roving, sport weight, DK weight and Fingerling yarns.

The Property
The property consists of 38 acres, with 13 acres of fenced pasture divided into 15 pastures for grazing rotation and an apple orchard.

The Buildings
On the property sits a home, a 40x60 foot Morton Building alpaca barn with two automatic waterers, a 3-bay garage with automatic doors for equipment storage, and an older hay barn at the corner of my property. Near the house is a three-room produce building that has two show rooms, a sink with hot and cold running water and a bathroom that is handicap accessible. This building also has two wall heating and cooling units and a walk-in cooler used to store picked fruit.

The Equipment
Farm Equipment to go on an On-Line Auction after the farm is sold.

2012 L3540 Kubota Front Wheel Assist Tractor with LA 724 Loader
Land Pride 4 ft. 3 pt. Tiller
3 pt. Snow Blade
2 Electric Golf Carts
5 ft. Field Seed Finisher
8 ft. disk
Bush Hog 3 pt. Post Hole Digger with 2 augers
Doolittle Flat Bed Bumper Hitch Hay Trailer
King Kutter Pull-type Grass and Fertilizer Spreader
Greystone Gas-powered manure vac
Pac Blast 3 pt. 50 gallon Orchard Sprayer
Grasshopper 725 Disel 61-inch cut Zero Turn Lawnmower
Galvanized Walk-in Cooler with new (Aug 2016) refrigeration unit
2 Utility 4 ft. high, 2-speed barn fans (new in Aug 2015)
Observation Bee Hive
Stainless Steel Honey Extractor
2 True Glass Front Coolers
Wood Cadet 6 ft. 3 pt. Brush Hog
Land Pride 4 ft. 3 pt. Tiller
3 pt. Snow Blade
5 ft. Field Seed Finisher
8 ft. disk
Bush Hog 3 pt. Post Hole Digger with 2 augers
Doolittle Flat Bed Bumper Hitch Hay Trailer
Land Pride 6 ft. Finish Mower
Small, 4-wheel trailer with Dump Bed
WW 50 Gal. hand sprayer with new gas engine
DR Trimmer
8 HP Troy Built Chipper Shredder
Fimco 60 gal. 12V Trail Type Sprayer with arms
2001 16 ft. two-compartment Alpaca Trailer
3 Alpaca shearing kits
1 Platform Alpaca Scale
Alpaca Holding Chute

The Home
The main floor of the 5,860 square foot home includes a large family room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a den off the family room with pocket doors, a kitchen with cherry cabinets with man-made stone countertops that are scratch resistant, an island with a butcher block countertop, a breakfast area with windows on three sides, a sun room, a bar area with cherry cabinets, a laundry room, a large formal dining room and a half bath. The main floor also has a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an ensuite with a large shower and a jetted tub.

The second floor of the house has a sitting/reading area, and three large bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have their own vanities separated by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has a walk-in-closet and its own bathroom which has a tub/shower.

The lower, walkout level includes a large family room area with sliding doors and a large picture window, a commercial (inspected) kitchen, a pantry and a bathroom. Also on this level (not included in the stated square footage) are a sewing room, storage room, furnace room and a 2-1/2 car garage.

The Farm will go on an ON-LINE AUCTION, with bidding concluding at 10 a.m. on September 15, 2017. For more information, pictures and viewing times, go to For further questions, contact Noel Schafer at (573) 721-3826.








Updated August 11, 2017








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