To celebrate 25 years in the alpaca industry, Gunnamatta Stud Alpacas are holding an open day at their property in Galston.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long” said principal Sue Maynard. “It seems like only yesterday we were bringing our small herd to their new home in Galston.” “We originally started with just a couple of alpacas and over the years that number has fluctuated. At one stage we had over 150 and this required the purchase of a small property out in the Mudgee area.
Our numbers are now more modest, but we’re still kept very busy.” The autumn is a particularly busy time. The showing season is in full swing and the Gunnamatta team are involved with a number of local events including the Royal Easter Show and the Hawkesbury Show.
The open days have been an annual event at Gunnamatta for a number of years and it’s great to often see the same people year after year – coming to get their “alpaca fix”.
This year Gunnamatta will be sharing the weekend with Kim and Bill Catt at Woolpack Farm in Glenorie who will be open to visitors on Saturday 18th May. Woolpack Farm is a boutique farm of around 35 alpacas.
We breed mainly for colour and a family-friendly temperament. Alpacas are great for small acreage as they are environmentally friendly, soft footed and great as herd guards for chickens, lambs and kids (baby goats) etc.
Come along and enjoy a fun family day on a working farm in a park like setting to gain hands on knowledge all the while surrounded by curious alpacas.
Gunnamatta Stud Alpacas will be open for visitors on Sunday 19th May from 10am to 4pm.
For further details contact Sue Maynard on 96532277 or visit the website www.gunnamattastud.com.au.