Farming Alpaca Southland

About Us


Alpaca farming is generally easy in Southland but alpacas must have shelter and food when the storms roll in.

Alpacas are happy with a good supply of grass and hay throughout the year, and a supply of fresh water.

Sheep fencing is normally adequate for alpacas, and a small enclosure or set of yards where the routine tasks can be done easily. The routine tasks are vaccinations, Vitamin D injections, toenail trimming when required, and annual shearing.

The alpaca fleeces are sorted at shearing - into saddle / neck / bib / legs / belly.

The saddle is further skirted and cleaned before sending to the mill for making into our own 100% alpaca yarn. We also process alpaca fibre at  home.

The Alpaca Southland "Home Production Unit"