Mohair Producers Canterbury

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We are a group of farmers and breeders who are passionate about angora goats and mohair.

Angora goats produce mohair which can generate returns that are three to six times higher than cross-bred wool on current pricing.

There is always a demand for more mohair.

We are able to assist angora goat farmers and lifestyle block owners in many ways.

  • Contacts and advice to help you get the best price for your mohair.
  • Training and workshops on animal care and best practice.
  • Shearing and fleece preparation.
  • Showing animals and fleece.

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Thanks for visiting us at the Oxford A&P Show, 3rd April 2021

The competition to guess the fleece value was very popular! 

Congrats to Ady who took out the Easter Egg prize with her winning estimate.

The fleece weighed 1.65 kg and was valued at $66.04.

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14th January 2021

Happy New Year to all the Angora Goat Farmers out there.

This year we are hosting the 50th Anniversary Conference and AGM here in Canterbury. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about goats and mohair.

Due to the Auckland 5 day lockdown  this  event has been postponed until 7th-9th May.

Original registrations have been carried forward to May. Please contact efuller@fedfarm.org.nz if you wish to change your original booking details.

If you would like to make a new registration please also contact efuller@fedfarm.org.nz.

Itinerary:

Thursday 6th May, arrive Christchurch airport, accommodation in Lincoln.

Casual dinner at The Laboratory, Lincoln

Friday 7th May

8.45am – 11.00am Lincoln University for b.linc event which will include 3 keynote fibre related speakers

11.30am-5pm Mohair NZ AGM including working lunch

6.30pm Drinks followed by dinner at The Old Vicarage, Halswell.

Speaker: TBC

Saturday 8th May

9.00am AGM continues.

10.30am Angora goat field day & farm tour in McQueens Valley, Motukarara.

Dr Vicki McLean, veterinarian from the Dairy Goat Co-op will speak, and answer any questions, during the farm tour. Travel to Lyttelton

1.30pm-3.30pm Enjoy a 2 hour cruise of the picturesque Lyttleton Harbour on board the historic Tug Lyttelton. Includes lunch, then travel to Oxford.

6.30pm – 50’s themed catered dinner at local hall in Oxford. This celebration of 50 years of Mohair NZ will include memorabilia, the Wickens Shield fleece competition, angora goat photo competition and prizes for best 50’s costumes.

 

Sunday 9th May:

Breakfast at Cruisy Days Diner, the 50’s themed diner in Oxford (TBC)

8.30am Wormwise Seminar run by veterinarian, Dr Andrew Dowling, followed by farm tour.

10.30am Field Day farm tour

Catered lunch

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23rd September 2020

Hopefully kidding is well underway for everyone out there. The season has been reasonably kind so far and % are up.

Here are some of our new generation.

Shearing is underway around the country and fibre is being accepted at the two NZ warehouses. Do get in touch if you need help and advice on shearing your goats,  how to prepare the fibre and where to send it for sale.

13-15 November 2019. 

Come and see us and the goats at the NZ Ag Show (Canterbury A&P Show).

26th October 2019. Rangiora Show

The spring show season started with a beautiful day for the Rangiora Show. Thanks to all our helpers who setup the animal and fleece exhibits and helped on  the day, not least Nicky, Glenn, Carolyn, Oliver, Pam, Chris and Veronica. Congratulations to Johann, Veronica and Glenn for their success in the competition and a huge thanks to our judges on the day, Ray and Donece.

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Check out the angora goats on Country Calendar on 26/5/19.

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The angora goat is a herd animal that thrives in groups of 5 or more. They are farmed commercially throughout NZ and there is always more demand for the mohair fibre they produce.

If you’d like more information about farming angora goats please drop us a line.

30th March 2019. Oxford A&P Show. Another beautiful autumn day for the show with no wind and blue skies. Good fleece and animal entries and many thanks to our judge Chris S. and assistant judge Emily G. who did a great job helping to judge at her first show. Congratulations to Glenn G. who took home all four of the pieces of silverware on offer!

20th October 2018 Rangiora A&P Show. Perfect spring weather drew out big crowds at the show today and we had good entries in our animal section (12) and excellent entries in the mohair (37 fleeces). Competition was therefore tough but luckily we had an excellent judge in Mark Ferguson to sort out the kids from the bucks so to speak. Many thanks to him for sharing his valuable expertise during the judging and afterwards in the debrief. Also thanks to all the farmers who entered exhibits and to everyone who came along to watch.

31 March 2018 Oxford A&P Show. Despite some slightly temperamental weather there was a big crowd at today’s show and a lot of interest from new goat farmers. Thank you to The Mohair Store for providing the prizes for our annual raffle- a beautiful mohair throw and a wrap.

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15th-17th November 2017 Canterbury A&P Show. Great to get the Mohair and goats out there on show for people to see. We had a wonderful display and the fashion show was awesome. Well done to all the team (including the goats!)

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1st October 2017 Watch own Glenn G featuring on a Country Calendar episode dedicated to angora goats!

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September 2017: Kidding time is about to begin all over Canterbury!

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April 2017: The Oxford A&P Show was a big success with our own Glenn G. as the subject of an upcoming Country Calendar episode on angora goats. Watch out for the link here in October.

November 2016: Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at the Christchurch and Rangiora Shows this year!

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Ady who won the guess the fleece value competition.