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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

March 7, 2024
Introducing the New AANZ Registry Team

One of the many things your National Council has been working on is building a relationship with PBB New Zealand, so that we can secure longevity and consistency for the alpaca registry […]

January 7, 2024
World Alpaca Conference 2025

Your hosts Robin Näsemann, Heinz Kuhne-Pfaff, Simon Klink and the entire support team are excited to welcome you as a guest to the 2025 World Alpaca Conference in Ilshofen.

With the assistance of the German Organizations AAeV., NWK, AELAS, LAREU and AZVD we have created an exciting program that will have Alpaca breeders’ hearts beat a little faster. Every attendee has an early opportunity to review and select program events they are especially interested in. 

It is our vision to make WAC 2025 an event where Alpaca breeders from all over the world come together to meet, and collaborate on all things Alpaca: culture, breeding programs, and the industry.

November 20, 2023
Alpaca Shearing

Alpaca shearing is a vital part of an alpaca’s life. Shearing is an animal welfare issue and therefore one of the most important aspects of alpaca husbandry. Alpaca can be shorn on a table or on the floor, both methods are safe for the alpaca and shearer. The alpaca is restrained, [legs and head] to ensure safety for alpaca and the shearer. You can find a list of shearers under the 'Farming Alpaca' tab.