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Sep
30

Take advantage of these Elite Genetics being offered by three Champion Producing Farms all in one location. Mary’s Alpaca, Clearview Alpaca Farm and 7 Springs Alpaca Farm are bringing to you some of their best production females, show animals, and junior herd sires. Seminar Topics Include: Pricing Alpacas in Todays Market, Changes in the Alpaca Industry, To Breed or Not to Breed and Making Breeding Decisions. Learn all of this valuable information from an Industry Expert. Seminar by Wade Gease of The Alpaca Guy LLC., AOA Certified Alpaca Senior Judge & Industry Consultant FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA PARTY September 30th, 2016 • 6pm until 8pm • View the animals, enjoy some great pizza and refreshments. • Spend time with fellow alpaca breeders. There may even be a few door prizes. Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - IT’S SHOWTIME • Take 1 - Take 2 - Alpacas home from this elite Alpaca Pen Sale. • Champion Genetics for your showstring or for your foundation herd. • Step Up your program and Step Up your showstring. Get ready for the Fall Show Season. • Morning Coffee and Pastries and BBQ luncheon provided. Call today to RSVP for this Outstanding Event! Win Door Prizes! $50 each or $75 for two from the same farm Debbie Bailey at 276-608-0340 Donna Higgason at 804-366-6926 or Mary Forte at 540-364-2843

Sep
30

Join us for the 1st Annual Genetic Improvement Pen Sale and Educational Seminar. To be held at Mary's Alpacas, The Plains, Virginia. Friday Night, Beer and Pizza Party Saturday, Priceing Alpacas in Todays Market, Changes in the Alpaca Industry, To Breed or Not to Breed and Making Breeding Decisions with Wade Gease, Senior Judge and Industry Expert Pen Sale with Elite Genetics, Advance your Show String Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided

Oct
1

Come to beautiful Issaquah Salmon and experience the 2016 Salmon Days Festival! Food - Fun - Music and --- Alpacas! We are located on Rainier Blvd every year! Come out and see us!

Oct
1

The 28th Annual Lambtown Festival will be held at The Dixon May Fair Grounds, 655 South 1st St., Dixon, on Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM AND Sunday, from 10 to 3. For your enjoyment, you will find craft and fiber booths, competitions, and as always, a variety of great food celebrating the lamb industry and the rich agricultural heritage of the region. This year's live entertainment will feature great bands and dance routines.

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ABOUT ALPACAS

Alpacas are gentle creatures that are easy to care for and can be raised for either profit or for pure enjoyment as a hobby.

Although they make wonderful pets and are exceptionally gentle with children, they are primarily known for their high quality, luxury fiber. Alpaca fiber is highly prized for its exceptional softness, durability, incredible warmth, and is hypoallergenic. In fact, it is considered to be a luxury fiber.

Like other natural fibers, alpaca wool has excellent thermal and wicking properties, so it will keep you warm and dry, yet will allow your skin to breathe. Alpaca fiber makes great socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and gloves. Lower grade fiber from the legs and belly area makes excellent rugs and blankets.

Alpaca Breeds

A Suri alpaca has long, silky fiber that hangs in narrow twists or locks and resembles dreadlocks. The Huacaya looks like a plush toy animal and has shorter, dense, crimpy fiber that is soft and fluffy looking. The Suri is not as common as the Huacaya, and therefore its fiber tends to be more expensive.

Alpaca History

Alpacas originated in South America and were imported to the United States in the 1980s. They are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels and llamas, but they chew their cud the same way that cows do.

An alpaca's diet consists mainly of grass and hay, and it can obtain most of its food from grazing in the open pasture. They will also trim the grass carefully without pulling out the entire plant.

After the initial investment, the cost of maintaining alpacas is relatively low and they are considered to be a very healthy, 'green' animal, having very nutrient-rich manure. Alpacas are shorn once a year, and their fleece does not take long to grow back.

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Alpaca Owners and Breeders in Ontario

AO

Georgia Alpaca Association

GAA

Ohio Alpaca Breeders Association

OABA

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

SoJAA

Michigan Alpaca Livestock Products And Commerce Association (MI-ALPACA)

MI-Alpaca

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Upper Midwest Alpacas

Upper Midwest Alpacas

North Sound Alpaca Association

North Sound Alpaca Assoc.

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpacas and Fiber Coalition

Florida Alpacas and Fiber Coalition

Maine Alpaca Association

Maine Alpaca Association

TxOLAN Alpaca Association

TX, OK, LA, AR, NM Alpaca Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders of Southern California

Alpaca Breeders of Southern California

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Suri Alpaca Network

Suri Network

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders