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I am NOT a Llama!

Book Launch PhotoMy husband Kees and I have been raising alpacas on our 11 acre farm in Ouruhia since 2004. We started our fibre farm in a modest way and quickly realised that there was something very special; about alpacas. Many people came to our farm and admired our animals. We were regularly asked how our llamas were doing! I explained the differences between alpacas and llamas but the confusion remained. It is for this treason that I have written this book for children in the hope that they will grow up appreciating the difference.
This is an original story with beautiful illustrations by Sarah Naberhaus, it is hot off the press just in time for Christmas! It is $19.95 at the on farm shop or $23.95 including P&P. I look forward to seeing you in store where I have many other delightful things just for you!

Styx River Aladdin Champion Junior White Male Huacaya at McKenzie A&P Show

Aladdin Champ at McKenzie A  P 2017

Styx River Aladdin continues his winning form by being awarded Champion Junior White Male Huacaya. Not only is Aladdin a winner on the show circuit but also a winner in the paddock as he has a very friendly disposition which makes him a joy to be around. He has even made friends with "Toddy" our dog! 

McKenzie AP Show 2017 Styx River Aladdin

New Stud Male Joins our Herd

Gilt Edge Enforcer Joins Styx River Farm Stud

Catherine & Kees are proud to introduce "Gilt Edge Enforcer" to their stud, he is owned jointly with Awatere Alpacas. Enforcer has already been extremely successful on the show circuit achieving multiple supreme champion ribbons in both breed and fleece classes. This fine young four year old stud male will add a new genetic dimension to our herd. Enforcer's fleece stats are impressive with an SD of 3.1in his 3rd fleece with a micron of 18.9 and a 99% comfort factor. We welcome enquiries for stud services.

Enforcer Supreme Champion White Fleece 2017

More Show Success at Oxford A & P - Not an April Fools Joke!

Once again we are very proud to announce that our Intermediate Male Styx River Cooper (Sire Waratah Flats Galaxy) has been successful in the show ring at Oxford A & P. He has been awarded 1st place in a large class with strong competition. The judge commented that he had a soft handling, bright white, well nourished fleece with consistency of micron throughout. 

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