Archive for December, 2014

New Arrival

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

One of our top breeders, Acheron Cherrie, gave birth yesterday to a bouncing baby boy. It was a textbook birth, with baby weighing in at just over 8kg. Now named Declan, the cria is one of our first from stud male Highway Star Gold Flash, so we will watch his development with interest.

Our new cria, Declan, with mother Cherrie

Our new cria, Declan, with mother Cherrie

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The team at The Alpaca Place wish all our friends, family, customers and farm tour visitors all the best for a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.  Our farm tours will run throughout with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and we hope you keep us all busy!  Consider a 10.30am tour before the heat of a Wairarapa summer’s day – remember you can book on line from this site.

It’s all go!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The first day of summer, and here at The Alpaca Place we are being kept busy with procreating alpacas! Several sales of winter have resulted in a large number of females being mated in the shortest possible time, with 3-4 matings or spit-offs happening every week day!

The farm tasks haven’t gone away either – Gordon has been working on extending our irrigation system, Liz tending to general farm maintenance, and I am dealing to some new fencing.

So we expect to be on the go for the next month or so, with some exciting news to share with you in February!