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

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!

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...

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...

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...

Arizona Alpacas

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

LondonDairy Alpacas

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

J Creek Ranch LLC

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

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 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...

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...

Double 'O' Good Alpacas

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

Oak Lawn Alpacas, LLC

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

Alpacas All Around

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

Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spring Grove Alpaca Ranch

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

Alpacas Magazine

Alpacas Magazine

The industry's quarterly magazine about all things alpaca.

Dec 5 - 6, 2015
Doswell, VA
Feb 12 - 14, 2016
Fort Worth, TX
Feb 13 - 14, 2016
Concord, NC
Mar 5 - 6, 2016
Sevierville, TN
Mar 17 - 20, 2016
Fort Wayne, IN

2016 AOA National Show and Auction

Upcoming Member Events
Dec 5 - 5, 2015
Grafton, OH
Jan 30 - 30, 2016
Madison, WI
Mar 12 - 12, 2016
Wilmington, OH
Apr 23 - 23, 2016
Wakeman, OH
2016 National Alpaca Show & Auction

March 17–20, 2016

Join us in March of 2016 for the AOA National Alpaca Show & Auction. It is going to be a spectacular event encompassing hundreds of alpacas at the show, educational seminars about owning and breeding alpacas, the national auction, alpaca product vendors, and much more! Visit www.AlpacaNationals.com for more details!

Latest NewsView all News

AlpacaGram 2.87 — AOA Student Design Competition call for Material Donations

The AOA Fiber and Fiber Products Committee is currently planning the 13th Annual Student Design Competition. This program is vital to the future health of our industry, as such; we need all hands on deck for support of this program.

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AlpacaGram 2.87 — History of Voting Rights in AOA

The history of voting rights in AOA and information on the 2016 election.

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AlpacaGram 2.86 — 2015 Fleece Conference Videos Posted Online

The 2015 Fleece Conference videos are now online in one easy to find location!

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Recent Blog PostsView all Posts

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.