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The holiday season is already upon us and we'd love to see you! Stop by the store and pick up your gifts for those special ones! Can't make it, you can order online and will ship for you!

Dec
10

Please join us at our Holiday Open House for a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. Light refreshments will be available, Farm Tours/ meet the alpacas that produce these wonderful items. Wide assortment of alpaca clothing and fiber products, hats ,gloves, beautiful sweaters, coats, stuffed animals, and much more!

Dec
10

Join us for a unique Holiday shopping experience at our alpaca farm ! Light refreshments, farm tours, and of course our Alpaca Farm Store Gift Shop chock full of alpaca products. Time: 10am- 5pm

Dec
10

Alpacas of Aledo and TXOLAN are proud to host a birthing and neonatal clinic with Dr. Cheryl DeWitt, DVM from Ohio. Our alpaca Neonatal Clinic is comprised of a morning of lecture with PowerPoint presentations, and an afternoon of hands-on “wet lab” for each registrant. The morning lecture covers female reproduction/breeding; reproductive anatomy and physiology, breeding and pregnancy diagnosis options, gestational development, care of the pregnant dam, normal and abnormal criation and care of the newborn as well as the high-risk cria. A course-book, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited to 30 to optimize learning. Please let us know ASAP if you would like to attend. Pricing is as follows: Per Ranch First Others* Non-member $200.00 n/a Education Member $175.00 $150.00 Premium Member $125.00 $100.00 *Beyond 2nd person will be contingent on space

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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