Welcome to the
Alpaca Association Nz

Supporting alpaca 
breeders and owners across 
New Zealand for over 20 years

The AANZ is the official breed society for alpaca in New Zealand and holds the breed registry. It is affiliated to the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS).

The organisation endeavours to develop a viable and sustainable primary industry and to promote the benefit and value of the breed. 

The mission of the AANZ is to inspire the membership to actively engage in the alpaca industry. 

Industry News

April 22, 2023
Alpaca colour genotyping, a new tool to enhance breeding decisions

A new and exciting piece of ‘kit’ for the decision toolbox is colour genotyping. Knowing the genetic colour of your animals and what colour mutations they carry will significantly contribute to or detract from your breeding goals.

March 20, 2023
Alpaca grazing could help tackle climate change – new research

Scientists at Aberystwyth University are researching whether grazing alpacas alongside other animals could help farmers tackle climate change. The new project will explore the efficiency and environmental benefits of grazing […]

November 16, 2022
NeoGen in NZ

The Alpaca Coat Colour Test has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Kylie Munyard from Curtin
University of Western Australia, who has conducted extensive research in the area of alpaca coat colour