Posts Tagged ‘alpacas for sale’

New Cria & farm tasks

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This season we have again had a number of very nice cria born, with more to come in the March/April period. Some of these are available for sale with their dams (mothers). Bethany is a real bargain with a female cria at foot, plus a free mating (valued at $800 + gst) all for an amazing $1500 + GST.  Lily also is a real bargain with a female cria at foot for just $1650 + gst, and Liz will throw in a free mating for Lily too. Some of the wee boys are also available as cria at foot when you purchase their dam – and you may score a free cria when you buy its mother!

Yulia and Ela have two young cria at foot now, Ela has a black male cria, and Yulia a dark brown female. Waiting in the wings are Angel and Annie.  Annie in particular looks about to burst – it will be interesting to see how big her cria is.

We are in the throes of managing our herd health at the moment, everyone has been dose for intestinal worms, and 1/2 the herd for AD&E.  As soon as we get more supplies, we will finish the AD&E, and also give 5-in-1 vaccine to everyone.  If you bought your alpaca from us, now is the time for you to give annual vaccinations to your herd, too 

New cria

Monday, February 20th, 2012

After a few weeks break to get us over the heat of summer, our cria have started arriving again. First up was Ela with a wee black boy, now named Brooklyn, followed by Yulia with her first ever girl! (Yulia has had 4 male cria previously). “Tessa” is dark brown with white markings, and the jury is out on whether she is just brown , or a low grade rose grey like her mother. Either way, it is exciting to finally have that girl – but it was a close run thing, as Yulia required an assisted birth when the water sac failed to rupture, and she was unable to expel the cria after the head emerged. Yulias cria usually have micron of around 18 at one year old, so we expect similar things from Tessa.

We will be watching Brooklyns development with interest, as apart from Elas cria last year, he is unrelated to any of our black girls. So we are keeping our fingers crossed we have a future stud in the making!

Alpaca Hats now Available!

Friday, September 9th, 2011

We’ve just received some alpaca hats from a local craftsperson, designed and crafted from our own alpacas! Check the Products for Sale tab to see one of the styles, we also have brimmed hats in stock. You can buy these on-line, or email us to order.

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Show Season Coming Up!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

With less than 2 months to go before the Alpaca Association National Expo and Show, we are now seriously considering our options for this season’s show circuit. The numbers of alpacas we enter is limited by the size of our trailer so it may be that we leave behind some very nice show quality alpacas. This year, however, our entrants will largely be young alpaca which means a bit more room in the trailer! The trailer passed its annual Warrant of Fitness check today and its registration for the road for the coming year will be renewed shortly. The Expo will be quickly followed by other shows that we plan to compete at: Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu, Levin and Masterton. The shows, coupled with spring arrivals (new cria) means the next few months promise to be full-on for both of us.

Winter sunshine

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

We have just had a week of beautiful sunshine to follow 10 days of rain. So we had a chance to catch up on a few tasks – we started dosing our girls with A ,D&E vitaminsplus do some overdue pregnancy scans, plus the all-important halter training. We have a number of very nice cria we are looking forward to showing the world in the coming show season, so getting these cria confident on a halter is really important. As alpaca breeders, we always aim for excellence, so it is really encouraging to see so many fine cria growing up – many will come available for sale in the coming months, we have a particularly fine group of young black males, so if you are looking for a potential stud, or an adorable pet, keep an eye on our alpacas for sale page in the coming months – or better still, contact us, and let us know what you are looking for-many of our alpacas are sold without ever appearing on the website, so don’t miss out – contact us first.

Now is a great time to buy alpacas!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

There has never been a better time to add alpacas to your hobby farm or livestyle block. While top alpacas still command impressive prices, it is now easier than ever to buy good quality, registered alpacas as pets at prices that fall within the reach of most prospective owners. It is also more important than ever to ensure you purchase your alpacas from reputable alpaca breeders like The Alpaca Place – we have heard so many sad tales from people who bought “bargains” from other inexperienced owners, or through internet auction sites, and then discovered that, without backup support from the seller, they had no idea how to manage or care for their new pets, and as a result had totally unmanageable alpacas – their dream turned nightmare.

The sweet, enchanting behaviour of alpacas is sure to steal your heart – and they cost little to feed,and with a little training  they are easy to manage, even by people who have never kept livestock before – see Why Alpacas to discover just how owning alpacas will benefit you. Then check out just what we will do to help you with your alpaca management and give us a call to arrange a farm visit. We can turn your dream into a reality. Our alpaca wethers (geldings) start from just $500 + gst, and we also have female alpacas priced to suit every budget – and the quality you desire!

Winter Solstice – Matariki

Monday, June 27th, 2011

With the shortest day officially behind us Cheryl and I took a couple of alpacas to the Matariki Fair in Carterton on 26th June.  Attending the fair was an opportunity for us to ‘talk alpaca’ with a number of people, a subject dear to our hearts. Our Alpacas For Sale board was scrutinized closely and several people took copies home to ponder.  It was bitterly cold and although we were under cover the wind was biting and we ended up moving inside. We were glad to get home to a roaring fire and hot soup that Gordon had ready for us. We weren’t surprised to find on waking the next morning that our first frost of the winter had settled on the ground and that the nearby Tararua Ranges had their first coating of snow.  Time to bring out the alpaca scarves and knitwear!

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I have a lot of fun  writing and compiling our newsletter which is emailed out to readers every couple of months.  We get a lot of positive feedback – readers saying that the variety of useful information contained in a nutshell is both interesting and informative.  The next edition is due out early in August 2011 and discusses (among other things) “Planning Your Alpaca Farm” and “Evaluating Alpaca Fibre” which are both subjects of interest to new owners. From time to time our readers are offered “specials” that are not necessarily promoted in the Alpacas for Sale section of our website. 

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The grass in the “next paddock” is greener

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This winter, for the first time, we are moving a number of our alpacas off farm.  Because most of our paddocks only get short breaks from grazing, this year we are keen to give the land a rest and winter is the ideal time to do this as the spring/summer/autumn breeding activity comes to a halt.  While pasture growth is slower in winter than in other seasons, the opportunity to lie fallow for a while helps the land to rejuvenate.  No doubt the alpacas will enjoy the change of scenery  and the fresh, green grass of their holiday home. Our alpacas for sale will remain with us to make it easy for you to make your purchases,  so do call us if you would like to take that big step into alpaca ownership. You won’t regret it!

A Mountain at The Alpaca Place?!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

When we excavated our new soakholes recently, we took the opportunity to create an artificial hill for our cria to play on. Those of you who are familiar with The Alpaca Place will know our farm is completely flat, so a hill creates interest and activity for our alpaca. They love it! The picture shows our beautiful grey cria, Sterling Silver showing off that he has pushed everyone else off!