Alpaca farming is a growing industry in New Zealand, and they are becoming more common on lifestyle blocks. They are valued for their luxurious fleece which is lighter and silkier than wool.
Alpacas originate from South America, and have been bred there for thousands of years. There are two types of Alpacas - 'Huacaya' with a thick dense fleece and 'Suri' with long silky fleece.
We have two Huacaya Alpacas on display at Paradise, named Marshall and Umaga. We also have a Suri Alpaca called Howlett, who lives on our farm nextdoor.
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