Blueridge Farm Newsletter

28/04/2017 13:49
 Blueridge Farm Alpacas  Newsletter               Hi there I thought I would just do a quick newsletter to let you know how things are going here on our farm and to remind you of some of the routine jobs that will need to be...

Waikato Show

03/04/2017 16:51
The Waikato Show was held a fortnight ago and we were pleased with our results. All our animals were placed in their classes against a top line up of NZ Alpacas. Our black male, "Revolution", was judged Reserve Champion Mature Male and Blueridge Farm "Tussock" won the Adult Roan...

2016 Shearing

19/01/2017 09:12
Shearing has been completed for another year and the fleeces sorted.Blueridge Farm sends fleeces on consignment to Pacific Alpacas.Checkout their website WWW.pacificalpacas.comWe held back a couple of the beautiful roan fleeces for the creative artssector for special hand crafts. Looking...

Roto-O-Rangi School Gala

09/11/2016 10:09
Last Saturday we were warmly welcomed to the Roto-O-Rangi School Gala as part of their Petting Zoo. Below are some more photos taken at the event.                       

Mystery Creek Feildays

02/10/2016 16:41
The National Feildays held at Mystery Creek are the southern hemispheres largest Agricultural event with 138,000 people coming through the gates this year. I have been involved with the convening for the Alpaca Assn NZ site and with the daily alpaca demonstrations and the Feilday’s Rural...

Alpaca Friendly Pastures

31/08/2016 12:10
Specialty Seeds Ltd in Christchurch are now producing pastrure seed mixes of grass types suitable for use with alpacas. Generator Alpaca Pasture Seed Mix The Mix: Cultivar Description Use for: Atom Prairie...

Cria growth rates

03/07/2016 15:15
Are your crias growing? An exert from Australian Vet, Jane Vaughan’s Website Some rules of thumb to ensure your crias are receiving adequate nutrition: Crias should double their birth weight by 30-60 days of age. Crias should be weaned at approxmately 4 months of age weighing...

Thiamine Deficiency Induced Polioencephalomalacia PEM

07/06/2016 15:54
Thiamine deficiency induced polioencephalomalacia (PEM) THIAMINE DEPLETION AND POLIOENCEPHALOMALACIA: WHAT EVERY ALPACA OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW Jill McElderry-Maxwell, September, 2011 OVERVIEW The vitamin thiamine plays a critical role in alpaca health. Thiamine depletion can happen rapidly from a...

North Island Colourbration 2016 Sucess

08/05/2016 14:28
The North Island Colourbration Show was held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton recently and is the largest Alpaca Show in the North Island this year. Our show entries, Blueridge Farm Lexie, Nighthawk and Casino along with Waiheke Phenomenon fared very well under the judging of Diane Marks and...

Transporting Alpacas

19/02/2016 16:06
By Linda Blake from Southern Alpacas Stud We transport alpacas all around New Zealand, and with importing and exporting, all around the world. We usually provide a bed of hay for our alpacas to travel in. It is a comfortable place to sit, something to eat en route, and also a good distraction to...
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