Yaringa Alpacas is situated at Bald Hills in South Australia, approximately 1 hour drive south of Adelaide, off the Yankalilla to Victor Harbor Road.
IN THE BEGINNING ....
Yaringa Alpacas is owned and managed by Susan Haese. We purchased our first two alpacas as pets in 2000 and our fascination with these animals led us to purchase our first two girls in 2002.
Over the next few years we bred a few alpacas of our own and purchased a few more. Our herd grew and by mid 2005 we had 15 animals. Yes, alpacas are addictive!! At this point we decided to build our hobby into a business and purchased syndicate shares in three elite black males, "Coonawarra Gladiator", "Bonnie Park Black Thunder" and "Coonawarra Thunderbolt".
We showed our first alpacas in 2004, and as the years have gone by the show team has got bigger and better each year. Our show results from the beginning are on the "show results" page of this website.
We purchased a share in another future elite stud male "Ambersun King's Ransom" (light fawn). June 2008 saw the arrival of Jane Wray's "Classic Alpacas" herd expanding our numbers to more than 100 animals. In December 2008, Yaringa purchased a share in the elite rose grey male "Alpacaspecialist Red Baron".
In October 2009, after some months of negotiation, Yaringa Alpacas purchased shares in two new potential stud males "Canchones Ferrari Black ET" (black) and "Shanbrooke Simply the Best" (light fawn). The combined herd peaked in size at 400 animals in February 2012. Following Jane's death in April 2012, the decision was made to downsize and as a result we held our first auction in September 2012.
Our new star purchased in 2013 is "Pentland Giorgio". He has only has a few outings so far but we are thrilled with his results.
The Yaringa team continues to excel in the show ring going from strength to strength and you can find our recent results on the show results page.
April-May 2015 saw the Yaringa herd move from our base at Currency Creek to our exciting new home "Coomooloo Station" at Bald Hills between Inman Valley and Yankalilla. Coomooloo is traditionally a sheep property and the nearly 1000 acres will give our alpacas plenty of room to move.
Yaringa Alpacas look forward to being of service to you.