Kit and Sheryl have been farming alpacas since the year 2000 and today they run a herd of over 200 alpacas in all colours. Live animal exports play a big part of their operation and today Silverstream animals are to be found throughout Europe and Asia. Kit & Sheryl own and operate their own licensed quarantine facilities and are licensed to export with the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Kit grew up on a large 600 acre sheep farm and spent 34 years in the tourism and passenger transport industry. Sheryl’s family have lived in the Clarkville area for four generations – Sheryl has been in involved in the hospitality business and ran a successful wedding operation for many years.
Two of our grown up children (Charlotte & Lloyd) are passionate about alpacas and help on the farm.
Over the years we have travelled the world many times and have come to understand and appreciate the needs of travellers. Certainly the comments on Trip Advisor would suggest we have a facility that meets the expectations of international travellers.
Silverstream Alpaca Stud is located 20 minutes north of Christchurch in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Silverstream bred animals have won every major alpaca show in New Zealand including Supreme Champion Animal in Show at the NZ Royal in 2007 and Supreme Champion Huacaya at the National Alpaca Expo in 2007, 2008 and 2009.