This Michigan couple made millions and traveled the world raising yaks and alpacas

By: Ali Montag
Photo: Courtesy of CNBC | Blue Collar Millionaires
Photo Caption: Brad and Jandy Sprouse

Original content from CNBC.

Brad and Jandy Sprouse are the owners of Great Lakes Ranch, a sprawling homestead in Leelanau County, Mich., surrounded by thousands of acres of empty pine forests, lakes and rivers.

The couple's idyllic home is also the headquarters of the Sprouses' business: breeding Tibetan Yak.

"We get up in the morning and ... we take in the view with all the animals in front of us and the beautiful valley and have a cup of coffee before we head out to the barn," Jandy Sprouse says on CNBC's "Blue Collar Millionaires."

In addition to the livestock, the couple also sells local yarns, fibers and cozy products from yak wool through their Great Lakes Ranch Fiber, Yarn and Fashion Store.

Brad Sprouse got started in the business in 1981 raising llamas. In 1991, the ranch added Tibetan Yak, and in 1993 they began breeding Suri alpacas, according to the ranch's website. Today they focus only on yak.

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