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Elysian Alpacas is located near Tauranga, in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. With rolling hillsides, spectacular views, native New Zealand bush and a beautiful river on the property, it is a true elysian paradise. We would love to have you visit us.

We raise Huacaya alpacas for fibre and meat. We farm mainly white alpacas with a  few coloured animals for variety of fleece colours. Our herd of around sixty animals includes five stud males, thirty four breeding females and a number of young males suitable for pets, lawnmowers, etc.Babies 8

 

See our blog postings for the latest events at the farm.

We have lovely in cria (pregnant) female alpacas for sale most of the year roud, with birth dates expected from September through to March. The females are pregnant for 11 1/2 months before unpacking (giving birth).

If you are starting out with alpacas, we will help with advice and support to get you set up. If you buy breeding females from us, we will provide a free mating with one of our stud males the following year.

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Alpacas are easy to care for and gentle on the land.  They are intelligent and inquisitive animals and a pleasure to farm.  Stocking rates are around five animals per acre or twelve per hectare. As herd animals, they need to be in a group of two or more alpacas.  We can help put together a package of alpacas to suit your situation.  Contact us for more information.

 

Alpaca meat

We are keen to see alpaca recognised as an all-round farm animal, and a viable alternative to sheep or beef farming. Alpaca meat is lean and low in cholesterol, and alpacas are very efficient converters of grass to protein.

We are delighted to be able to offer alpaca meat for sale.  The meat is frozen and available for direct sale from our farm or at markets we attend around the Bay of Plenty.  Phone us on 07 5779216 or contact us to place your order and arrange collection.

See these articles in the Lifestyle Block Magazine and the Alpaca Association magazine for more information:

Lifestyle Block Magazine Sep 2015  Why we need to start eating Alpaca

Towards_an_Alpaca_Meat_Industry_Apr_2015  Alpaca Association Magazine April 2015

 

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