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RUSSELL & CAROLYN when starting out in Alpacas stated that they wished to be the number one breeders of both Suri & Huacaya in New Zealand.
We think that they have achieved that and some!
On 7 occasions they have won both Suri & Huacaya breed Supreme Champion awards AT THE SAME A & P SHOW. This included once at a New Zealand Royal and twice at the Canterbury Show. No other Alpaca breeder in New Zealand has achieved winning both Supreme breed awards at the same show
At the AANZ National Show and Expo over the past 8 years they have won every Supreme award (Huacaya fleece, Suri fleece, Huacaya breed, & Suri Breed) and some of these Supreme awards on multiple occasions.
We think that this makes Russell & Carolyn leaders in the Alpaca industry with their Herds 'Hadstock N Z' and 'Homestead Farm'.
Although they have cut down Alpaca numbers considerably over the past 2 years, no Alpaca has been exported. Carolyn & Russell are looking at retirement but still retain a few good Alpaca so as to keep an interest in showing and the Alpaca industry. Russell has seen it before, New Zealanders selling stock overseas when they should have been retained to improve the breed at home.
They are always pleased to help New Zealand breeders improve their herd.- see article
|17 July 2012|
As our Suri Herd has not sold as a unit we are now prepared to sell animals in groups. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase Supreme Champions and top stock from New Zealand's first and leading Suri Stud.
Hadstock N.Z. prefix is certainly to the fore at shows in New Zealand and we see many Suri winning currently. One of our females 'Hadstock N.Z. Santolina' was for the second time Champion Female of the AANZ Expo and Supreme Champion at Ashburton. She was in her third fleece, having just weaned a Cria and 6 months pregnant again. Very special female and for sale as part of a package. As part of the Suri Stud for sale is also her mother and grandmother.
Russell & Carolyn are realistic with prices for their stock and all are listed on the IAR Herd Code HNZ. If you require mating dates or fleece stats please get in touch. Check out the 2 females on this web site. Alpaca breeding females for sale
THE HERD WILL BE SOLD.
6 females and 2 males left 11/1/11
Many of the HADSTOCK N.Z. Suri have sold.
Russell & Carolyn would like to thank the many breeders who have purchased Suri in the past 2 months, and wish you all every success in the future, both in the show ring and with your breeding program.
- see article
|30 October 2010|
NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST SURI HERD
HADSTOCK N.Z. SURI HERD TO BE SOLD
Russell & Carolyn have decided to market there Suri herd as one, along with the prefix HADSTOCK N.Z. This is the first Suri stud in New Zealand.
All trophies, Cups, Champion ribbons will go with the Herd.
Although it is difficult to confirm numbers it is expected that there will be 14 pregnant females, 4 stud males, 4 Tui, and 8 Cria. 8 of these Suri have won Supreme Champion awards.
Expressions of interest will be called for in April 2010.
Russell & Carolyn have had good interest in the Herd, but at 20/06/10 it is still available.
It is very important that the Herd is purchased by people the Nelson's relate to, and finance will be available, if required, to the purchasers.- see article
|04 December 2009|
For the fifth time in the history of HOMESTEAD FARM, at Ashburton on Saturday we won both the Suri and Huacaya Supreme Champion awards.
The Ashburton A & P Alpaca section of the show was a 'Royal event' and therefore we received the two prestigious RAS medals.
A great day and a great show with over 200 Alpaca entered. In total we won 5 Champion ribbons......Junior Suri Female.....Junior Suri Male.....Intermediate Suri Female.......Intermediate Huacaya Female.....Intermediate Huacaya Male
'HOMESTEAD FARM ABSOLUTE' was Supreme Champion Huacaya and........ Alpaca of show
'HADSTOCK N.Z. SILKEN ADONIAS' was Supreme Champion Suri.
This Spring HOMESTEAD FARM has been awarded Supreme Champion at every show entered. Another Suri that has been awarded Supreme is: 'HADSTOCK N.Z. SILKEN BARBARANNA' We look forward with interest to the rest of the season.
|03 November 2009|
Homestead Farm had a successful day at the Mc Kenzie A & P show Easter Monday.
Supreme Champion Suri........Hadstock N.Z. Barbaranna by: Cedar House Raphael out of: Somerset silken Barbara
Supreme Champion Huacaya .........Homestead Farm Class Act. by: Homestead Farm Apollo. out of: Benleigh Top Class.
Homestead Farm absolute won intermediate white/lt fawn male out of a class of 13. by Homestead Farm Apollo. out of: Homestead Farm Julie M.
Homestead Farm Apollo.....won sires progeny with Homestead Farm Absolute and Homestead Farm precious.
Barbaranna won the presidents medal for Alpaca of show.
|02 May 2009|
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