The farmers who fell in love with alpacas

The Weekly Times 
By: Cassandra Glover
Photo: Courtesy of The Weekly Times

Photo Caption: Alpaca at One Tree Hill Alpaca stud.
 
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WHEN Angela and Matthew Smith brought home their first two alpacas they knew they were in love.

Since then they have grown their herd and started a stud, One Tree Hill Alpacas, and established the Alpaca Breeders Collective.

“When we first started with alpacas we actually went to buy goats and ended up with two alpacas instead,” Mrs Smith said.

“A third alpaca followed pretty quickly. We had two goats and three alpacas on our 1ha property.

“Then we moved to our current property, which is 16ha, and Matthew bought me more alpacas as birthday and Christmas presents.

“Then we rescued 70 alpacas. Now we have about 78 and we have more babies on the way.”

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