Why we’re excited about alpaca farming
We believe that we could already be at a point of inflection in an exponential growth pattern which could see as many as 600,000 alpaca in New Zealand by 2030.
For the alpaca industry in the future we need markets for fibre, live animals, pelts and meat. This has to be the focus of our efforts but already there are people with vision who are leading the way.
The New Zealand alpaca industry is in a state of transition from being predominantly a breeding industry to a farming one. I predict that in the years to come, more and more farmers will switch to alpaca as a viable farm animal which gives good returns. This is a very exciting time to be in alpaca because we are starting to see people really farming them, rather than just breeding them.