Alpaca Resources

Here's a list of resources we found helpful for Alpaca Owners

Raising award winning Alpacas is a lot or work and requires the tools, knowledge and support from a larger community to succeed. We highly recommend you build a support network that includes experts in Marketing, Accounting, Vetrinary care, Genetics, Local knitters/spinners, Feed (Hay, Grain), etc. Each area of the USA has local affiliations to start building this network.We live in Northern California so we are a member of Calpaca and also members of the national organization AOBA (Alpaca Owner and Breeders Association) and ARI (Alpaca Registry).

Calpaca Brochures

Here's some brochures from our local Alpaca organization in Northern Calfiornia. Calpaca has monthly meetings and provides support to local ranches.
We're always adding to this list so bookmark this page for the latest in resources! If you would like us to add a resource, please fill out the contact form to the right.

Who Raises Alpacas?

Many people raise alpacas for a variety of reasons
  • Fiber artists may raise alpacas for an annual supply of raw materials.
  • Healthcare professionals may find raising alpacas leverages their medical skills
  • Engineers may find working with Alpacas is a nice reprieve from the cubicle at work
  • What's your reason? We'd suggest you pause and explore this before you decide to own alpacas. It's a 365 day committment with many rewards and benefits.
  • Entrepenuers who want to run an eco-friendly business.

  • Here is a recent Fox News article on Investing in Alpacas - June 2013

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The AOBA is an excellent source of information on alpacas, breeders and scheduled alpaca events.
The ARI has an excellent alpaca database for pedigree information as well as on-line articles about the alpaca industry.
California Alpaca Breeders association (Norther and Central California)
Organization Brochure
Southerin California Alpaca Breeders association
The New England Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association NEAOBA is a vibrant and inclusive organization made up of a majority of alpaca farmers in New England
The TxOLAN Alpaca Association is a regional affiliate of the national Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). TxOLAN is comprised of alpaca owners and other interested individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Other Resources

Sell and Market Your Fiber
Raising Alpacas means you are in the business of growing fiber. Here's the latest Calpaca Resource guide to market and sell your fiber.

Get your Fiber Tested
Orders of 1-25 tests are $7.50 each
26-50 tests are $7.00 each
51 tests and over are $6.75 each

1 to 6 tests inclusive: $15
7 and more tests: $12

Northern California Hay Dealers

You're growing fiber. Basic Input-Output here... Good quality Hay in = better fiber. Here's a list of local hay dealers to contact to feed your Alpaca Herd

Alpaca Tranpsorters

West Coast Alpaca Transport - John Malkus 805-553-0777
Wings and a Prayer Transport - Gary Coleman 503-835-9183
All American Alpacas - Rick Horn 951-217-0306
Animal Transport - Mike Crates 509-981-4437

Goverment Resources

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