Alpaca Articles & Resources

What are Alpacas?

Alpacas are a very eco-friendly farm animal. Alpacas are rare in North America, but live in herds and grow fleece, also called fiber, the same way sheep do. Their fiber is known for its durability, drape and luster. It is hypoallergenic and is best used in woven textiles. Alpacas produce the most sustainable and ethical […]

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Introduction to Leasing Alpacas

There are a number of reasons for leasing an alpaca before owning it, or instead of owning it. These are the most common reasons to lease an alpaca: for educational purposes – 4-H clubs, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, homeschoolers to give potential future owners a chance to experience caring for an alpaca before […]

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Suri Associations

The North American Suri Alpaca Industry began over 30 years ago with the first importation of Suri alpacas from South America. The Midwest Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association is the “alpaca place” to be in the Midwest! Proud Member of the AOA! Their mission is to serve all Alpaca Owners Association members to facilitate their […]

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Ten Reasons to Raise Suri Alpacas

1.) The Suri Alpaca is rare: It is estimated that the worldwide suri alpaca population is only around 100,000—less than 10% of the total worldwide population of alpacas. In the U.S., there are currently 32,000 registered Suri Alpacas. 24% This represents about 24% of the total U.S. population Suri fiber is second only to the […]

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Fleece quality will form the foundation of the future.