AOA Certified Shows...

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Student Fashion...

Every year AOA sponsors an alpaca fashion Student Design Competition where students from schools throughout North America compete.

Alpacas Magazine...

AOAs award winning publication. Delivered to Association Members 4 times per year. Available digitally to all Registry & Association Members.

Photo Contest

The results for the photo contest have been posted online! Congratulations to all the winners!

National Show and Auction Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 AOA National Alpaca Show and Auction Sponsors!

Liberty Alpacas

Liberty Alpacas started raising alpacas in 2007 and we haven't looked back! We jumped right in, became very involved in showing our first season, and joined our local association. … Read More...

LondonDairy Alpacas

Alpacas? Why not? We were attracted to them because we enjoy caring for some type of animal. ... Read More...

M and M Alpaca Farm of NC, LLC

M & M Alpaca Farm of North Carolina is a family owned and operated farm in Pittsboro, NC. … Read More...

Spring Grove Alpaca Ranch

Who would've thought we'd be here where we are now? … Read More...

Alpaca Magic USA

In 1996, Jean Riley was looking for an animal to add to her menagerie that might add income to her farm. … Read More...

Storybook Alpacas

Joe & Reba raise and sell Championship alpacas; process their fiber into amazing specialty yarns which they sell, knit with, and love wearing; and enjoy time in the barn where the world goes away. … Read More...

Foster's Trail & Alpaca Farm

After moving to a rural property to get away from growth, traffic and urban sprawl, we wanted to start a business on our land that would be profitable and enjoyable. … Read More...

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Ten years ago, I saw a huggable white baby alpaca in the newspaper advertising, an alpaca show that weekend. … Read More...

J Creek Ranch LLC

Wanting a change of pace, we sought out property in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. … Read More...

Alpacas of the Heartland LLC

We originally joined the alpaca industry because we took one look at the cute, adorable face of an alpaca and instantly fell in love. … Read More...

Alpacas All Around

Welcome to Alpacas All Around, located in the beautiful foothills of Loomis California! … Read More...

Long Hollow Alpacas

It all started because my poor husband spent hours and hours mowing our five acre tract. We just had to do something! Then we saw a piece on Animal Planet about alpacas. … Read More...

Hobby Horse Farm

We are Shauna Brummet and Jeffrey Skinner, founders, owners and operators of Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas, located in Wadsworth, Ohio, raising full Peruvian Huacaya alpacas for 19 years. … Read More...

Arizona Alpacas

Noreen focuses on breeding well-conformed, healthy alpacas that have excellent coverage, fineness, density, and crimp. … Read More...

Virginia Alpaca Farm & Breeding Co.

Virginia Alpaca Farm and Breeding Co., was born from a love of animals and desire to develop a successful and nationally respected Alpaca breeding program. ... Read More...

Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch

Sustainable, growing opportunity is what we envisioned in the alpaca business — and those descriptors continue to guide our vision for the future. … Read More...

Big Timber Alpacas, LLC

We fell in love with alpacas and their fine, luxurious fiber at an Oregon fiber festival and, after researching the industry, launched our business venture. … Read More...

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm

The recipe for our success? Start with an outstanding foundation herd, and add excellent customer service. … Read More...

Skyline Alpacas

As both a weaver and knitter, fiber and textiles have been a part of my life for over 30 years. The search for quality yarns drew me to an interest in raising fiber-producing animals. … Read More...

Kendall Creek Farms, LLC

Ah, the summer of 1997, we will never forget the first time that we gazed with curiosity at an alpaca. … Read More...

Tierra Prometida Alpacas

I LOVE the alpaca industry! Over the past 15 years my family has had the opportunity to grow up learning to nurture these amazing animals. … Read More...

Scotia Acres Alpacas LLC

We were first attracted to alpacas in 2003 through a magazine article, little did we know at that time we would be founding our family's farm 3 years later. Read More...

Greenbriar Farm — MAM Consulting Associates, Inc

Participation in developing a true black line of huacaya, the alpaca community, alpaca shows, sharing our farm, alpacas and our lifestyle, processing fleece into products, … Read More...

Oak Lawn Alpacas, LLC

It is amazing how seeing these incredible animals once, can start you down an unforgettable journey. … Read More...

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC

We started Cas-Cad-Nac Farm some 16 years ago at the same time that we were starting our family. … Read More...

Midnight Moon @ R&R Suris

A love of working with suri alpacas and creating an eco-friendly environment are just two reasons behind the collaboration of The Midnight Moon Alpaca Ranch and R&R Suris. Our slogan says it all…SMALL FARMS—BIG GENETICS! Read More...

Xanadu Farm Alpacas

20 years ago I decided to retire from my successful law practice and to choose an entirely different second career. ... Read More...

Double 'O' Good Alpacas

Barbara purchased her first alpacas in 1988 and has not looked back. … Read More...

A Goode View Alpaca Farm

A Goode View Alpaca Farm is our nook in the country. We are city folks! Yo! South Philly…Yo! Adrian…Yeah, that type. … Read More...

Alpacas Magazine

Alpacas Magazine

The industry's quarterly magazine about all things alpaca.

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
Sevierville, TN
Oct 23 - 24, 2015
Syracuse, NY
Oct 24 - 25, 2015
Syracuse, NY
Oct 24 - 25, 2015
Pasco, WA
Oct 30 - 31, 2015
Fletcher, NC

2016 AOA National Show and Auction

Upcoming Member Events
Oct 17 - 17, 2015
Sullivan, MO
Oct 17 - 17, 2015
Lake Stevens, WA
Oct 17 - 17, 2015
Spring Grove, PA
Nov 7 - 9, 2015
Loomis, CA
Nov 27 - 28, 2015
Sherwood, OR
National Alpaca Farm Days

September 26–27, 2015

The last weekend in September, alpaca farms all across the country will open their gates for visitors to experience alpacas, alpaca products, live demonstrations, and so much more! Find a participating alpaca farm in your area at!

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AlpacaGram 2.85 — Scam Targeting Alpaca Owners

We have recently become aware of a scam that that has been targeting some AOA members. This scam was reported to us by a member of our Government and Industry Relations Committee (GIRCom), who encountered it, but did not fall for it.

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AlpacaGram 2.84 — USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

The following message was recently sent out by the USDA with information for those affected by recent wildfires.

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AlpacaGram 2.83 — Last chance to shine for 2015!

Don't miss this opportunity to tell the world about your alpacas and alpaca products, in the Alpacas Magazine winter issue. This final issue for 2015 is the perfect place to advertise for next year's breedings and sales.

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It is important to remember that success will always take time. It will always take longer than we all hope it will take and is never instantaneous. This will continue to be the case with the initiatives that the staff are currently working on and the strategic plan items that are only just beginning to be prioritized and planned for. Taking the time necessary to properly execute programs and services, will ensure the future success of AOA and the future success of all alpaca owners throughout North America.

Just a couple of weeks ago, we concluded the first ever AOA National Fleece Conference. It was a truly amazing event with spectacular speakers. However, I wanted to discuss just one part of the conference; the National Fleece Show. The fleece show contained nearly 550 entries, which was truly awesome! The room was packed full and the three judges (Diana Timmerman, Sharon Loner, and Wini Labrecque) had their work cut out for them. 

Ah, another year of the AOA Student Design Competition is coming to a close. The 8 finalists will be coming to the AOA National Fleece Show in Denver in a few weeks. It will be great fun to meet them in person, spend some time with a group of 18 - 21 year olds getting ready to launch their careers in designing fashions and textiles, and hopefully utilize alpaca fiber as they go along. That's the hope.