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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...

Spring Grove Alpaca Ranch

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Alpacas All Around

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

J Creek Ranch LLC

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

Arizona Alpacas

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

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...

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...

LondonDairy Alpacas

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

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Double 'O' Good Alpacas

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

Oak Lawn Alpacas, LLC

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

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National Fleece Conference

June 26–28, 2015 — Denver, Colorado

Join us for the 2015 AOA National Fleece Show & Conference in June. It is going to be a spectacular event encompassing the National Fleece Show, AOA Annual Meeting, and business seminars! Visit www.FleeceConference.com for more details!

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AlpacaGram 2.53 — Expected Progeny Differences (EPD)

Dr. Mark Enns, who conducts AOA’s EPD calculation each year, presented the seminar Genetic Improvement in Alpaca: Data Collection and Interpretation of EPD at the 2015 AOA National Alpaca Show & Auction.

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AlpacaGram 2.52 — AOA National Fleece Conference Announcements

SURI OWNERS, SHIP ONCE, SHOW TWICE in the two biggest Suri Fleece Events of the year!

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AlpacaGram 2.51 — Silent Auction at the 2015 AOA National Fleece Conference

The Inaugural AOA National Fleece Conference is quickly approaching! This event will feature a silent auction with items related to alpaca fiber.

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February 18, 2015

Have you ever stopped to think about how things might be different if you never existed? What would be different? What effect has your life had on this world and the people around you? Sure...obviously your family would be totally different, but I am speaking more about other people you have come into contact with, companies where you have worked and organizations you have belonged to. 

January 8, 2015

Isn’t it exciting when a new issue of Alpacas Magazine arrives in your mailbox? All those lovely photos and informative articles – what a great excuse to skip barn chores for the afternoon! I expect many readers have thought exactly that. On the other hand, have you ever wondered what’s behind each issue’s arrival in their mailbox. Here’s the “behind-the-covers” story.

December 11, 2014

The AOA National Show is a large event, but not as large as many conventions that I have planned in my career. However, it has something that other conventions do not…animals. Adding animals to an event brings in a whole other set of challenges and a dynamic that often requires some creativity to manage. It also means traveling a lot of ground dealing with issues at the show. Most days, I have already walked nine miles by noon.