Welcome

This website is for everyone interested in alpacas and their care, and has detailed information about breeding, shearing, fleece, health and welfare, cria, alpacas for sale and more. If you want to find out more about our farm tours, click here. If you are new to alpacas, Alpaca Facts, Frequently Asked Questions, and Why Buy Alpacas will introduce you to the basics, and show why alpacas are the smart option for lifestyle farmers! Otherwise, browse and enjoy!

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The Alpaca Place provides:

  • New Zealand Alpacas for Sale: We are well-established, highly reputable alpaca breeders. Worth travelling for! You’ll find the alpaca thats right for you, right here! We love helping people achieve their dreams – we offer interest free finance to suit your budget (conditions apply).
  • Export Quality alpacas: Look at the advantages of purchasing your alpacas from New Zealand, and the benefits of buying from The Alpaca Place
  • Interactive Farm Tours: Enjoy a family friendly farm tour – suitable for families, individuals and groups.
  • Outstanding Customer Commitment: You’ll enjoy unrivalled customer support and much, much more. You’ll spot the difference!
  • Free booklet: Interested in alpacas? Ensure you make an informed decision by reading the booklet “Discover Alpacas” before you buy. Available free in New Zealand only
  • Alpaca Fibre sales: You’ll love the feel and look of your handspun alpaca yarn
  • Newsletter: Published every 2-3 months and chock full of information on alpacas! Our value packed newsletter is by distribution list only – it is not a website resource, so sign up today.
  • Workshops and seminars: Valued at $300 + GST per person, available FREE to our customers! You’ll benefit from the opportunity to have hands on learning about your chosen livestock. We have workshops on how to handle and care for your alpacas, and seminars on breeding and ante-natal care of cria.
  • Stud Services: You’ll be impressed with our line-up of stunning stud males. Use them to improve the quality of your cria. New service: drive-by matings by selected studs are also available for a reduced fee. Ask for our Stud Services booklet – IT’S FREE!
  • Our website is a valuable resource. You can use it to research almost every aspect of alpaca management – it is regularly accessed by alpaca enthusiasts all over the world- see the menu on the right, or use the tabs at the top of the page to enter our website..

Our Location: The Alpaca Place lies in the beautiful Rangitumau Valley, Masterton, New Zealand – for more information on where to find us, click here. We are really easy to find, but if you plan to visit, we suggest you save our phone number – 06 372 5565 into your cell phone, so you can call us if you need to.
Pre-purchase Research: Thinking of investing in alpacas for breeding or as pets, and want to know more? We welcome visits to our farm so we can discuss your questions with you, and show you the many benefits of alpaca ownership and of connecting with us. We believe anyone who wants to own alpacas should have the opportunity to do so – so we offer interest free finance (conditions apply) to make the desirable affordable, and bring your dreams to life!

 
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News and Updates


Our website works for us too!

June 26, 2016

Just yesterday, we discovered one of weanlings with a slight head tremor, typical of staggers. We knew she couldn’t have rye grass staggers, as not only is it the wrong time of year, being winter here in NZ, but we don’t have any ryegrass. However, a number of years ago I did a study on the different types of staggers, and wrote the results up in an article in the Health and Welfare section of our website. So although I remembered there were 3 different types of staggers, I couldn’t remember what the additional 2 were, or their treatments. So I looked up our trusty website, and found Tiffany fitted the profile for PE – staggers that normally occur mid-winter, when there is a lot of fungal activity going on. With a damp and mild winter, we have had fungus growing in odd spots around the farm. The result an be a thiamine deficiency, and the treatment – B12.

Our website is a great resource – even for us!

Posted By: Cheryl


New page: grey and roan alpacas

April 25, 2016
Silver grey son of Yulia

Silver grey son of Yulia

We have just published a new web page, all about grey and roan alpacas. If these beautiful colours have you confused, read this article for an explanation of the difference.

Posted By: Cheryl


A New Dawn…..

March 10, 2016

After the sadness of a stillborn cria a couple of weeks ago, Empire Rose gave birth to a very much alive golden girl. We currently have a gale blowing, but Empire Rose has found a sheltered spot for her new cria, who has been up and walking and feeding. We look forward to watching her grow – she has an impressive pedigree that includes Australasias top sires on both sides of her pedigree.

Empire Dawn greets the day

Empire Dawn greets the day

Posted By: Cheryl


Sad News

February 25, 2016

Our eagerly awaited cria, the first sired by Marconi, and from our top black female, NightShade was still born this morning. A sad loss, both for our mourning mother, and for us.

In the past we have managed to save many cria against the odds, but sadly this one was not to be.

Posted By: Cheryl


Show Success

February 21, 2016

Masterton A&P Show held its 5th Alpaca Show on Saturday, and what a great day it was for us! We took 7 alpacas to the show, and they all came home with ribbons. And our 4 fleece entries also did well, with 2 2nd placings and 2 firsts, two championships (NZ Eikon Topaz II (White) and NZ Eikon Charisma (Light Fawn) and the best result of the show for us – Supreme Huacaya fleece won by Liz’s NZ Eikon Charisma.

The Alpaca Place won 3 of the available 6 breed championships, while our stud, Highway Star Gold Flash sired the brown champion as well. NZ Eikon Topaz won White Champion, Huari Sculptor’s Image took Light Fawn Champion, and Black Jack BT Lord Shachor was Black Champion. In addition our NZ Eikon Charisma and Sierra Vista Ma Chere were Reserve Champions respectively in the Light Fawn and White Championships.

Not so glamorous, but still important were the first placings won by NZ Eikon Crusader’s Envoy (White Intermediate Male) and NZ Eikon Chico (Junior Grey Male).

Charisma, Supreme Champion Fleece, Reserve Champion Light Fawn Alpaca

Charisma, Supreme Champion Fleece, Reserve Champion Light Fawn Alpaca

Black Jack, Champion Black Alpaca

Black Jack, Champion Black Alpaca

Sculptor's Image Champion Light Fawn Alpaca

Sculptor’s Image Champion Light Fawn Alpaca

Chico, 1st Junior Grey Male

Chico, 1st Junior Grey Male

A winning Family - Ma Chere,

A winning Family – Ma Chere,

Supreme huacaya & Suri fleeces masterton 2016

Supreme huacaya & Suri fleeces masterton 2016

Topaz - Champion White  Fleece & Champion White Alpaca

Topaz – Champion White Fleece & Champion White Alpaca

 Also winners on the day:

Sierra Vista Ma Chere,

1st Senior White Female,

Reserve Champion White,

and NZ Eikon Crusader’s

Envoy, 1st Senior White Male

 

Posted By: Cheryl


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