Exporting from South America at Wholesale Prices.
ABQ Alpacas has been farming and breeding premium quality alpacas for sale since 1995.
The alpaca herd name was purchased in 1998 by Geoff Scott and James Thornton from Gabriella Bozzini in the USA.
Geoff and James continued ABQ's tradition of breeding black and grey huacayas and suris at Panguipulli in the South of Chile. (Huacayas and suris are different types of alpaca). They now have a herd of 120 top quality alpacas on their farms around which their export business is based. ABQ Alpacas now works closely with Alpacas International Ltd in the Asia-Pacific region, and is currently escalating their alpaca export activities.
ABQ will soon be fully relocated at Lonquen near Santiago.
In 1999 ABQ made its first export to the USA to establish its herd in the USA. Since then ABQ has exported alpacas to many countries including the UK, (many shipments), Switzerland, France, Norway, Spain, South Africa and Germany. Along the way, ABQ has built a reputation for supplying quality alpacas from Chile at affordable prices.
In 2004 ABQ managed a shipment of 125 alpacas from Peru to the UK for Alpacas of Wessex. After completing their 6 months quarantine in Switzerland, these alpacas were delivered to clients and to Alpacas of Wessex in January 2005. Alpacas from this shipment have already won many championships and supreme championships at major alpaca shows for Alpacas of Wessex in the UK including Supreme Champion Alpaca at the prestigious Royal Bath and West show (the largest alpaca Show in Europe) and Supreme Champion at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh.
Collingwood Alpacas (another ABQ client) also won the Champion Male Alpaca at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh in 2005.
In 2005 ABQ managed a shipment of 18 alpacas from Peru to Australia and 16 huacayas and 2 suris for Glenmorar Alpacas N.Z. This shipment was sold out very soon after exiting their post arrival quarantine in Australia. A male from this shipment sold to Cedar House Alpacas won Supreme Champion Alpaca at the 2006 Sydney Royal Show.
ABQ will be making further shipments of alpacas to the UK, Norway, Germany and Sweden in 2007.
ABQ is associated with Glenmorar Alpacas farmers in New Zealand and is able to export alpacas to China working in association with Alpacas International based in Hong Kong.