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Foster's Trail & Alpaca Farm | Tennessee

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...

Tierra Prometida Alpacas | Texas

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...

Peruvian Link Co. | Wholesale

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...

Wild Hair Alpacas LLC | Colorado

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

Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch | Florida

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

Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery

Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery is a full service alpaca ranch located in the Sierra Foothills in California. … Read More...

Starshire Ranch | Washington

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 | Colorado

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

Eagle Bend Alpacas LLC | Kentucky

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

Double Diamond Ranch | Texas

Double Diamond Ranch has a diverse blend of superior genetics as well as every color imaginable of Suri alpacas! ... Read More...

Spring Grove Alpaca Ranch | Pennsylvania

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

Greenbriar Farm — MAM Consulting Associates, Inc | Wisconsin

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...

Liberty Alpacas | Washington

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...

Long Hollow Suri Alpaca; Gallatin | Tennessee

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...

Snow Diamond Alpacas | Oregon

As quality-oriented breeders, we produce exceptional alpacas that, in turn, produce elite fleece and progeny with high breeding value. … Read More...

Chimera Ranch | Colorado

Chimera Ranch is a full service, family owned alpaca farm headquartered in Bennett, Colorado. ... Read More...

Hobby Horse Farm | Ohio

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...

Shalimar Alpacas | New York

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

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch | Oregon

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

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm | Iowa

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

West Penn Alpacas | Pennsylvannia

Mike and Debbie Vigus of West Penn Alpacas warmly invite you to visit their farm nestled on 57 acres in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania. … Read More...

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC | Vermont

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 | Oregon

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

Walnut Knoll Farm, LLC | Georgia

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...

Midnight Moon @ R&R Suris | Illinois

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...

Arizona Alpacas | Arizona

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

Skyline Alpacas | Oregon

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 | Wisconsin

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

Amber Autumn Alpacas | Oregon

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...

Alpacas of Montana, Inc. | Montana

Alpacas of Montana raise alpacas as well as produce high quality alpaca textiles, from socks and hats to yarns and clothing. … Read More...

DRISTEX (Alpaca Socks) | Wholesale

Dristex manufacture socks in North America. These natural fibres are warm in winter, fresh in summer. Best socks in North America! … Read More...

Kendall Creek Farms Alpacas | Pennsylvania

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

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2017 AOA National Fleece Conference sponsored by Epic Alpacas

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Catheys Valley, CA
May 13 - 13, 2017
Vineyard Haven, MA
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Sherwood, OR
2017 AOA National Fleece Conference

sponsored by Epic Alpacas

July 14–16 , 2017
Sacramento, California

Fleece Show, Education, Photo Contest Winners, Student Design Contest Winners, Fashion Show, and more will be at this years AOA National Fleece Conference.

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AlpacaGram 4.28 — New AI and ET Policies plus Required Forms are Now Online

Board approved AI and ET polices and forms are now posted online.

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AlpacaGram 4.27 — 2017 AOA Election Deadlines

May 6 is the last day to renew your membership to vote in the upcoming Board of Directors election.

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AlpacaGram 4.26 — Get Involved — AOA Student Design Competition

The 14th annual Student Design Competition (SDC) is the biggest yet with over 130 entries from 24 schools!

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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.