Dogs & Alpacas

03/02/2016 17:07
Great photos from our friend's Neil and Royston showing how well their dogs are being accepted by their new...

Visitors to Blueridge Farm

03/02/2016 16:43
Last weekend we had a very enjoyable visit from Christina and her family who called in to view the alpacas.

Breeding for Grey

18/01/2016 19:02
BREEDING FOR GREY By Nic Cooper, Southern Alpacas Stud The grey alpaca is an attractive goal for many breeders, but also an elusive one.  Concentrate on breeding greys, and you will get at least 50% of other colours.  You may also get a few blue eyed deaf whites along the...

Giving Injections to Animals

12/01/2016 17:20
Written by Dr Marjorie Orr, lifestyle farmer and veterinarian (retired) When giving injections always get veterinary advice to make sure the injections are appropriate and you know the correct procedure. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter. Various pathogenic bacteria are...

Shearing 2014

23/06/2015 17:37
Shearing an annual event here, has come and gone with all the animals now shorn, vaccinated, drenched and nails trimmed thanks to Keenan Scott, our top shearer and Susan O'Donnell "super rousie". Thank you both!Despite the fickle weather, which always makes shearing tricky to plan for, the...

Summer Haymaking

09/12/2014 17:51
The lush paddocks have been cut and made in to round silage bales by the contractors and we will be loading up the hayshed with peavine bales for the alpacas. A feed that is both nutritious and loved by the animals. I have seen them turn away from the alpaca nuts to rush over and get...

Waiheke Revolution.. Champion Black

27/10/2014 16:05
                    The Hawkes Bay A & P Show held in Hastings was a sucessful trip for us despite the weather being miserable.  Waiheke Revolution was awarded the...

New Black Suri Arrival

09/10/2014 16:56
While attending the National Show held this Year in Christchurch Neil phoned through news of an unexpectedbirth.Valencia, daughter of one of our original foundation girls, produced a cria "out of wedlock".Valencia was purchased as an "empty" female but when we came to mate her she was totally...

The History of the Alpaca

20/09/2014 08:12
Check out this fascinating article about the history of the alpaca in South America.

Research in to Alpacas

24/09/2013 22:00
  We are delighted to be currently involved with a study being done into the fear response of alpacas by Alice Clothier, a third year student of Zoology at Massey University Alice has alpacas herself and when researching them for past studies found a lack of research into their...
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