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Serve all Alpaca Owners Association members to facilitate their success within the alpaca industry.

Student Fashion...

Students from across North America compete in Alpaca Textile Design or Alpaca Fashion Design every year in the AOA Student Design Competition.

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

National Show and Auction Sponsors

Thank you to all of our National Sponsors. We couldn't do it without you!

Photo Contest

The 2016 AOA Photo Contest winners are now posted online!

Spring Grove Alpaca Ranch

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

Starshire Ranch

Starshire Ranch began with Merino and Targhee sheep. As a spinner and knitter and exploring new fiber we soon added alpacas. ... 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...

Walnut Knoll Farm, LLC

Walnut Knoll Farm started as an alpaca farm with two huacayas. Our herd has grown along with our two other businesses; The Alpaca Bean Coffee Company and The Southern Alpaca Connection. … Read More...

Wild Hair Alpacas LLC

We were looking for a semi-retirement business and discovered alpacas. ... 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...

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...

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...

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...

Oak Lawn Alpacas, LLC

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

Eagle Bend Alpacas LLC

In an attempt to make our 52 acre historic farm site profitable, we entered the alpaca industry. ... Read More...

Amber Autumn Alpacas

Our world-class collection of alpacas is the result of our belief that the future of the alpaca industry lies in the acquisition of the world’s finest genetics. … 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...

Peruvian Link Co.

Peruvian Link Co. was established in 1997 to bring to you one of the world's finest fibers. Alpaca is used to make many of our gorgeous high-quality Alpaca garments. … Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shalimar Alpacas

Shalimar Alpacas joins a passion for fiber with a passion for breeding beautiful, high quality alpacas. … Read More...

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2017 AOA National Show

sponsored by Red Granite Ranch

March 17–19, 2017

Alpacas from across the country will compete in the show ring while vendors sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items. Don't miss the 2017 AOA National Show in Denver, Colorado. Admission is FREE. Details at www.AlpacaNationals.com.

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AlpacaGram 4.04 — Important Announcements from the AOA Office

Important Announcements on the Student Design Competition the the 2016 EPD calculation.

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AlpacaGram 4.03 — Reservations are now open for the 2017 Herdsire Edition of Alpacas Magazine

It is time to reserve your ad for the 2017 Herdsire issue of Alpacas Magazine. Contact Steph by January 23, 2017.

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AlpacaGram 4.02 — Nominate Someone for the AOA Shining Star Award

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 AOA Shining Star Award. Nominations must be received by Fegruary 1, 2017.

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February 9, 2016

As some of you have no doubt seen, our theme for the 2016 AOA National Show & Auction is ‘Reimagine.’ The idea for this came about as our team was discussing the fact that so many things are dramatically different today, when compared with just a few years ago. Clearly, the industry as a whole has changed, but those changes have also meant that AOA has also needed to adapt.

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.