HUMMINGHILLS ALPACAS Est.2004  ARE NOW also THE PROUD CO-OWNERS OF THE WONDERFUL JURUSTALLE ALPACA HERD Est.1994.

This combination of the two herds will only enhance the genetic pool both studs carry.

Lesley, as you see, established her herd in 1994, so has been involved in the alpaca industry a long time, and this is where Dennis and myself, Suzanne, will strive to continue the careful breeding of strong, fine, dense, lustrous healthy Huacayas and Suris in all the colours that both herds have been producing.


The main herd, which numbers over 200 these days, will be farmed at Glen Innes, in the beautiful New England Tablelands, with an altitude of 1085mts.

Please contact us regarding sale of animals, as we always have a variety for sale, even though the website will seldom show very much for sale.

 

Native to South America, the alpaca is a graceful, intelligent ruminant with three stomachs whose fleece bearing bodies are related to the Llama.

Of the Camelid family, the alpaca are very frugal with water consumption, getting a lot from the natural grasses. Alpacas come in 22 colours of fleece, have padded feet, are browsers, and can survive on low to medium pastures. Alpacas, therefore, are reasonably hardy animals.

Alpaca  is known throughout the world for its luxurious fibre and silky feel to its garments, which retain their shape and have a high tensile strength. Light, warm, soft, Alpaca wool is 'the fibre of the gods'.

Alpaca were first brought to Australia in 1858 but with a lack of support from the governor of the day, soon disappeared. 131 years later in 1989 was the next time Alpacas were brought to our shores, this time with an enthusiastic band of pioneering breeders and importers. The alpaca has been set on a course to establish its own niche in Australian agricultural, and the world's fine textile industries.