Live Birth Guarantee and Re-mate Policy
For most full-fee matings in the Canterbury area we offer a live birth guarantee. We
may be able to extend this to other geographic areas, depending upon
the availability and location of the stud.
Our live birth guarantee is the
offering of a free stud service with the same stud if the dam does not have a viable cria.
Southern Alpacas Stud will offer a free return service if:
- a cria is not born (absorbed, retained CL etc) or
- cria is born dead (premature, still born, dystocia etc) or
- cria is born with congenital issues (very rare, vet evidence
apply. Every care has to be taken of the
dam, and the cria, before and during birthing. It
will be at our discretion whether we extend a free return service if
a full-term, healthy, cria is born alive and dies in the next few
days. We do expect due care to be taken of cria and dams.
The live cria guarantee will be honoured after a post mortem
certificate signed by a vet confirms that the loss was not due to
Free return stud services are to be taken as soon as possible after
the female is ready for
re-mating, and should not be deferred to later seasons.
This return service is generally not
transferable - it is for the same dam and the same sire.
In some instances, due to the planned
future location/s of the stud, a live birth guarantee may be offered
with a different stud.
Should the female have a health problem
which means she is unable to retain her pregnancy, then another
female may be able to be substituted, subject to mutual agreement.
Free returns and live birth guarantees
cannot be undertaken in the event of the death of the female.