New Zealand occupies a unique position in regards to bio-security. Alpacas can be exported to the European Union including Scandinavia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA. There are negotiations currently at hand concerning an export protocol to China.
Exporting Alpacas from Australia
Australian alpacas are required to enter a formal quarantine station for at least 1 month before export to ensure no unwanted parasites or diseases travel with them. This involves being kept indoors and fed hard feed. Many pregnant females cannot cope with the stress caused by the sudden change in diet and conditions, and a high incidence of aborted pregnancies and miscarriages occurs as a result. When released from Australian quarantine, alpacas must then travel to NZ and spend a further period (up to 6 months) in on-farm quarantine, before being sent on to Europe. The purchaser has the expense to pay for quarantine in both countries. The risks to your alpaca’s health and the costs of transport and quarantine can escalate alarmingly. Costs include long-distance travel within Australia, quarantine centre costs while in Australia, transport to New Zealand, short distance transport within New Zealand, on-farm quarantine costs, flights to Europe, associated veterinary costs occurred in both countries.
Exporting Alpacas from New Zealand
New Zealand has the highest animal health and bio-security standards in the world:
Alpacas either born in New Zealand or resident here for more than six months require only 42 days in isolation/quarantine before they can be en route to their destination.
New Zealand has stringent policies regarding imports and exports, and as a result is the New Zealand alpaca is free of TB, brucellosis and blue tongue.
Micron blowout should be minimal as New Zealand feed conditions are very similar to the United Kingdom, and Europe/Scandinavia.
No Foot-and-Mouth. New Zealand has never had a case of foot-and-mouth disease in any species. (Foot-and-Mouth disease is a risk in South America).
Ticks are endemic in parts of Australia, but we are not aware of any alpacas being infected by ticks in New Zealand.
New Zealand is, and always has been, rabies free.
New Zealand has some of the best alpacas in the world. International Judges at our top shows have often commented on the outstanding quality of New Zealand alpacas.
New Zealand breeders have access to the IAR data base. This data base is an International Registry where New Zealand and Australian alpacas are registered.
Advantages of Purchasing from Stoneleigh Alpaca Stud
We can put you in contact with a very experienced shipping agent who organizes the quarantine and shipment of your alpacas. They take care of all the paperwork so all you have to do is collect your alpacas from the other end.
We have a wide range of alpacas for sale, priced for the invoice breeder right through to top show quality alpacas.
Stoneleigh alpacas are in the UK, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Taiwan.
Stoneleigh Alpaca Stud offers free delivery to any export facility in the Christchurch / Canterbury area. Alternatively we can arrange transport to any export facility in New Zealand.
Stoneleigh Alpaca Stud is located in an area of lush pastures and ideal climate for alpacas, you can be reassured that when you buy ultrafine or fine animals from us you are getting robust animals with genetic fineness – not microns resulting from less than ideal feed conditions.
Health – our alpaca get a free veterinary check before leaving our property (Buy with confidence!)
Fertility guarantees, for males and females.
We can refer you to International Insurance Companies to cover you investment on route to your place.