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12th July, 2017

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2nd April, 2017

Thanks to convenor Debbie Wallace and her team for another great Oxford Show! 

Big thank you to judge Molly Gardner for her concise oral reasonings that are always educational for ex

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26th March, 2017

What a great day for our Shamarra show team at Malvern A&P Show 2017!

Big thank you to convenors Shirley Grant and Barbara Lomax and team.  We enjoyed Australian judge&

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18th March, 2017

Shamarra show team had a great day at Temuka & Geraldine A&P Show at Winchester today.
Supreme Champion - our new male Softfoot Casstalas MD ET
Shamarra Cassanova - Ju

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29th December, 2016

Birthing season has started with four Rising Sun progeny on the ground and another 20 plus cria due through to the end of March.

We're expecting progeny from our males - Patagonia Cel

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14th November, 2016

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this strong earthquake that struck in North Canterbury.

We are fine and so are the alpacas and our farm tours are operating as scheduled.

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9th October, 2016

NZ National Alpaca Show was held on October 7/8 at Canterbury Park in Christchurch and was a big success with nearly 400 breed entries and 250 fleece entries.

Thanks to breed judge Natash

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31st August, 2016

Colourbration 2016 in Bendigo was a fantastic show!  Well done Jenny Ford for putting on a spectacular event!

Our ET programme with Softfoot Alpacas was an enormous success.  Tw

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27th June, 2016

Yes, we are back at Westfield Mall, Riccarton, Christchurch for 2 weeks - June 20th to July 3rd.

Stop by and check out of luxurious, dye free, naturally coloured alpaca knitwear.

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9th February, 2016

Shamarra Alpacas is the National Show Ring Sponsor for Alpaca 2016 - National Show in Christchurch Oct 7 & 8.

As well as being a major sponsor of the pinnacle Alpaca Event in the year

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31st January, 2016

New season's progeny by Rising Sun, Tobago Shah - check out our Facebook page for latest updates

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14th November, 2015

Last show of the season, Canterbury A&P was judged by Jenny Jackson.  

Our show team of 8 all placed very well with Shamarra Shangri-la winning Junior Champion Female.  

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24th September, 2015

We are very pleased with our results at the National Show, judged by Lyn Dickson and Peter Kennedy.  

Thanks to the Expo Committee for organising a great show.

For the seco

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19th September, 2015

We're very pleased with our NZ Nationa

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7th September, 2015

First show of the new season - South Island Colourbration judged by Kylie Martin (Australia) was held today in Christchurch. Thanks to convenors Kees and Lindsay and their team of helpers for putti

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27th July, 2015

Shamarra Shop was at Westfield Mall Riccarton in Christchurch from July 20 to 26 as a "pop up shop".  

What a fantastic week we had introducing shoppers to our superfine, u

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4th July, 2015

Our new range of Alpaca Yarn is now in stock. 5 fabulous natural colours - cream, coffee, mocha, pewter and charcoal.
Tested at 20 to 21 micron, our yarn is extremely soft with a luxurio

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31st May, 2015

We have our winners! 
Thanks to everyone for entering photos in our Shamarra Alpacas Farm Tour Photo Competition! Also, thank you to our judges Cissy and Jie.

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6th May, 2015

We're excited to anno

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13th April, 2015

Shamarra Alpaca Farm is open to the public free of charge for National Alpaca Day.

This a great opportunity to see a commercial alpaca farm with over 130 alpacas overlooking Akaroa Harb

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7th April, 2015

Mackenzie A&P Show at Fairlie was the last show for the season.  Thanks to Pete Young and his team for an excellent show, judged by Sarah Busby.

Our team of 6 did us proud - 5 x

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5th April, 2015

Oxford A&P Show - fun and relaxed autumn show judged by Diane Marks with just under 90 breed entries.  Thanks to Debbie and her team for running a well organised show.

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29th March, 2015

Great day for Shamarra at Malvern A&P - Colourama Show.  Supreme Light Fawn went to Softfoot Piccard ET and Supreme Mid/Dark Fawn Fleece awarded to Shamarra Esprit ET.

Shama

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27th February, 2015

Our NEW online shop is now live - click here

Check out our new styles in four fabulous natural colours.

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30th January, 2015

Shamarra had a very successful fleece show on January 24th at Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River, judged by Diane Marks.

We also received several championships including:

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24th December, 2014

Glorious Christmas Day at Shamarra Alpaca Farm!
Merry Christmas to everyone!

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12th December, 2014

Cria popping out at Shamarra with 3 fawns born in the last day - all by Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun ET.

2 of the dams had white cria (by Rising Sun as well) last year and thr

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7th December, 2014

Alex manning the Shamarra Shop at the Riccarton Sunday Artisan Market in Christchurch today.

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29th November, 2014

Birthing season has started at Shamarra with the arrival of a lovely fawn female today by Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun ET and out of one of our first females, Peruvian born Kaihere Siesta.

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26th November, 2014

Shearing day at Shamarra - thanks Mike Shearpac and your boys for a great job

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17th November, 2014

Our yarn has arrived! New range of 100% alpaca 4 ply 100gm hanks and 100% natural colours. It feels beautiful!

Available online here

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14th November, 2014

Canterbury A&P Show was the last show of the season for our Shamarra show team. Thanks to convenor Anne Rogers and her team and Lyn Dickson who judged both fleeces and breed.

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5th November, 2014

Shamarra show team (7 alpacas) had a very successful day at Ashburton A&P Show with 6 first places, 1 second and 5 broad ribbons!
Thanks to judge Molly Gardner, convenor Anne Godfrey

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31st October, 2014

Shamarra Shop has gone live today! 
http://shamarrashop.co.nz/
We'll be introducing n

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25th October, 2014
Very enjoyable day at Rangiora A&P Show with fantastic results for our Shamarra show team of 8,

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31st October, 2014

Excellent results for a smaller Shamarra Show Team (7 alpacas)that competed at the Ellesmere A&P Show.  Thanks to Neville and Adrienne Warsaw for convening a really good show and thanks to

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31st October, 2014

Alpaca 2014 NZ's National Show took in Christchurch on Oct 10/11/12 with over 300 breed entries and 230 fleece entries.

Our Shamarra Show team enjoyed huge success with Shamarra Venus

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31st October, 2014

Very successful day for Shamarra at South Island Colourbration Show on Saturday Sept 6th in Christchurch.

Almost 200 hundred alpacas were judged by Paul Garland and Sarah Busby on a gorge

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6th August, 2014

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18th April, 2014

Congratulations to Ann Marie and Paul of Osterlen Alpacka in Sweden on their import of alpacas from Shamarra.

Without doubt, one of the best alpacas bred by Shamarra is Shamarra Lone Star

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18th April, 2014

Our farm gates are open to the public on May 4th from 10am to 3pm to celebrate National Alpaca Day.  Entry is free!

Thistledown Suri Stud will join us with a selection of Suri a

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23rd March, 2014

Shamarra Talisman has won his third Supreme title - 2 breed and 1 fleece.  Shamarra Lone Star won Champion Brown fleece and Shamarra Roaring Meg ET won Champion Grey/Roan fleece.

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16th March, 2014

We have been involved in the Dung Beetle Release Strategy Group since its inception in 2008. We recently received 2 species of dung beetles and are now monitoring their establishment on our farm. C

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28th February, 2014

Shamarra is proud to be the SUPREME HUACAYA SPONSOR for Alpaca 2014.  This year's National Show takes place in Christchurch on Oct 10/11/12.

Check out all the details a

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12th February, 2014

Group of cria kindly assembled for a group photo!

 

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1st January, 2014
13th December, 2013

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5th December, 2013

Birthing season has started at Shamarra Alpacas with a very nice fawn male born today - pictured here at 2 hours old, sired by Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun ET and out of Shamarra Misstique. 

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14th November, 2013

 Excellent day for Shamarra at Ashburton A&P Show today, judged by Keenan Scott. Thanks to convenor Brendon and chief steward Shirley.

Supreme went to Shamarra Lone Star! Our lovel

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12th November, 2013

Canterbury A&P Show was our last show of the season, judged by Steve Ridout. 

Shamarra Lone Star - Intermediate Male Champion and Mid/Dark Fawn Champion. 

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18th October, 2013

Very successful day for the Shamarra show team at Ellesmere A&P today, judged by Lloyd Johnson.

Shamarra Tobago - SUPREME Champion Huacaya!
Shamarra Lone Star - Mid/Dark fawn

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16th October, 2013

Tobago - Supreme Champion White!

Great results at South Island Colourbration Show for our show team of 4:
Shamarra Tobago - White Supreme Champion
Shamarra Lone Star

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5th September, 2013

Tobago is by our male, Shanbrooke Society Razor Sharp ET and out of Shamarra Camilla, a lovely brown female.  This male is ready to start stud duties this season and we look forward to him pas

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22nd August, 2013

This exquisite fleece belongs to Softfoot Shah ET, who'll be joining our herd later this year. 

Shah has won 3 supreme champion titles at the 3 colour shows that he has been shown

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1st May, 2013

In April we travelled to the UK to see family. 

While in the UK, we visited our friends Jenny and Graham MacHarg of Fowberry Alpacas and had the privilege of seeing their herd of high

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21st March, 2013

Oxford A&P Show - last show of the season for Shamarra. Big thanks to Debbie for convening a great show and to Molly Gardner for judging in a blistering 27 degrees.

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13th March, 2013

Shamarra Alpacas had a successful day at the Geraldine/Temuka A&P Show in Winchester. Thanks to Anne and her team of stewards for their hard work and Kevin Burgess for judging the show.

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14th February, 2013

Our new yarn range has arrived. 100% undyed alpaca - pure luxury! 
Most of the yarn will be knitted into products for sale in our farm shop and we do have a limited quantity for sal

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3rd January, 2013

Banks Peninsula A&P Show at Little River held the 2nd Alpaca Fleece Show on January 2013. This is the only stand alone fleece show in NZ. Our judge, Sarah Busby enjoyed judging 97 fleeces over

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12th December, 2012

Our new boy - Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun is now on farm and has settled in right away. He's going to be kept busy with a good line up

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6th August, 2015

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