Livestock & Pets
This section of the website holds articles on everything you need to know about keeping pets and livestock. Choose from the menu on the left to browse our articles.
Alpaca farming in New Zealand
Today there are approximately 5000 alpacas and 270 registered breeders throughout New Zealand.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part One
Alpacas might look a bit like pantomime horses to some people, but alpaca farming is a serious business in New Zealand
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part two: Some common diseases of alpacas
There isn’t space to discuss all the potential problems of alpacas of course, but these are conditions to which they seem particularly susceptible.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part three: Worms and other health problems
There isn’t a lot of information about worms in alpacas.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part Four: Reproduction
With their big eyes and fluffy coats, crias (baby alpacas) are particularly cute
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part Five: From unpacking to weaning
You may want to be around when the cria is born in case anything goes wrong
The Code of Welfare for Companion Cats – legal obligations for cat owners
Did you know that as a cat owner, you are legally obliged to take proper care of your cat?
The Code of Welfare for Dogs – what does it mean for you?
Most of us are responsible dog owners and we already meet all the requirements of the Code.