Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA) is committed to promoting and increasing public awareness of alpacas, alpaca products, and alpaca fleece. People are interested in alpacas for different reasons: fiber production, breeding, selling alpaca products, agritourism, and more. Whatever your reason, these amazing animals are a source of pleasure and potential profit for their owners.
This publication will be helpful as you begin learning about alpacas. Within its pages, you’ll read the fascinating history of the alpaca. We’ll give you an overview of the North American alpaca industry, followed by answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Finally, we will introduce you to many alpaca owners and breeders who invite you to visit their farms and ranches.
Take a look at the affiliates section to locate a regional affiliate near you. Affiliates may have information on local shows and educational events in your area. Here you can meet other alpaca owners and breeders to help you learn about the industry.
The best way to fully appreciate the overall appeal of this livestock is to visit them at the farms and ranches listed. The directory is organized by region and then by state or province. All of the information needed to schedule a visit is at your fingertips.
Everyone you meet through this directory will share the excitement of alpaca ownership. Each owner will have different experiences and observations to share.
We hope you will take this opportunity to visit as many alpaca operations as possible and learn as much as you can about alpacas. Call an alpaca owner now and make your appointment to meet these animals firsthand!