An Alpaca Health Workshop was presented by Veterinarian Nick Law from Anexa on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud. Dave also answered questions in regards to pasture management and general alpaca information.
Dear Alpaca Friends
Thank you so much for coming along and enjoying a morning learning about connecting with your alpacas while halter training your alpacas.
We had such a great time that we will definitely present a similar workshop again, so be sure to watch this space!
Enjoy spending time with your alpacas, or visit Cornerstone Alpaca Stud for a farm visit and spend time with our lovely animals. :-)
We have new stock arriving on a regular basis. Visit us and browse our beautiful shop - something for everyone!
Wow!! What a great National Alpaca Open Day 2017 at Cornerstone Alpacas in Gordonton! We've had a record amount of more than 500 visitors on our farm for the day! A big thank you to all our visitors, supporters, friends, family and the Cornerstone team's hard work and preparations to make the day a great success! 💝 We had lots of alpaca fun!
Meet our friendly alpacas! Visit us on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10am-3pm
49 Peach Rd, Gordonton
FREE ENTRY at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud, Gordonton. One day only!
- Feed and Lead the Alpacas
- Shop for Mother’s Day
- Alpacas for Sale
- Sausage Sizzle
Great family outing! Indoor/outdoor facilities. Wonderful photo opportunities.
What a surprise visit we had today! Thank you to our PM Bill English and our Hamilton Mayor Andrew King for visiting the The Waikato Show! As president of the North Island Alpaca Association New Zealand Dave would like to thank you for your interest shown in the alpaca industry of New Zealand! Much appreciated!
An exciting event coming up this weekend 7th-9th April...The North Island Colourbartion Alpaca Show! Make sure not to miss it! We will be competing on Saturday at the Claudelands Events Centre and will have a trade stall during the show. Unique alpaca products will be available and we will have alpacas for sale! Meet Dave and Herman at the The Waikato Show this weekend. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the animals and to get your questions answered. Hope to see you there! :)
Happy New Year, everyone!! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! We are excited about 2017!! We look forward to meeting new people, catching up with our regular supporters, meeting our new babies and enjoying our new indoor facility!! This means no more worries about the weather! Everyone can enjoy our alpacas all year round!! Our new opening times are now from Monday to Saturday; so make a booking and enjoy our gorgeous animals!! Call 027 555 7887 - Herman or Joan
***We wish everyone a merry Christmas!***
Thank you for your support during the last 12 months and we looking forward to an exciting 2017!
We'll be available during the festive season by appointment only. From the 4th of January we'll be back to our normal trading hours. Please contact us on 027 555 7887 to check availability.
***Have a blessed season!***
Barn warming for alpacasNov 1st, 2016 | By Annette Taylor | Category: News
There was a right-proper shin-dig at Cornerstone Alpaca Stud recently with the official opening of their ‘new’ old barn.
“It is now a place where visitors can get close to, feed and hug an alpaca,” says manager Herman Van Niekerk. Renovations started in May and took four months to complete.
“The friendships that have been made and the personal touches from everybody that will live on through this old building means the world to us.”
Alpaca Cornerstone owners Dave and Sonja Blom have farmed alpacas since 2006 and began farm visits to their Peach Rd property in 2014, where they also provide information to potential farmers as well as sell alpacas and a range of alpaca products.
“We love our ‘new’ barn,” Dave told assembled guests last week.
“It will make it possible to stay dry and warm during the wet winter months. We can hold sessions inside and there is also a small fenced seating area outside where people can enjoy the alpacas in their natural habitat.”
Dave was elected as the president of the North Island Alpaca Association Committee just months ago. During the day he runs a dental practice in Rototuna and lives, sleeps and breaths alpaca in his spare time.
The Bloms met their first alpacas at the NZ Agricultural Fieldays, not long after arriving from South Africa in 2005. It was love at first sight. “We were fascinated by them. Like many other newcomers to alpacas, we undertook nearly a year of research, before taking the plunge and buying four pregnant females and a baby. There is something magical about seeing the miracle of a new-born alpaca take its first steps in life.” From that start they have built the herd up to 80 alpacas on their 10 acres and ‘have never looked back.’
Cornerstone Alpacas cater for groups of two to 60.
“We love our animals, thus follows our decision to share our passion with others,” says Dave.
To book a farm visit contact Herman on 027 555 7887 or email here.