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Alpaca Links

Some helpful links to the world of alpacas

New England Alpaca Fiber Producers, Inc.
The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP) is an alpaca fiber processing solution supporting farms and retailers across the United States. We pride ourselves on exclusively manufacturing in the U.S.A. for over 15 years, creating environmentally and socially conscious fashion out of U.S. grown alpaca fiber. Our solution provides alpaca farms with a method to maximize the value of their fiber and gain access to commercial scale processing all while still maintaining complete control over their business.

Alpaca Culture Magazine
Alpaca Culture's, editors, writers, and photographers present a collection of well-written and attractive articles designed to engage and establish a trusted dialog with readers that make them think about the overall benefits of alpacas. Alpaca Culture magazine has already made a significant impact on the alpaca industry and reaches more than ten countries.
Alpaca Culture Magazine

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

The New Mexico Alpaca Breeders association, formed in 2002, is a volunteer organization designed to help our members succeed in the alpaca livestock business and dedicated to the promotion of the alpaca industry in New Mexico. We provide promotional and marketing opportunities, educational and networking opportunities and other resource tools and references.  We are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards within our industry and to do our utmost to insure the health and welfare of alpacas throughout the state.

Alpaca United
Alpaca United is a textile fiber company created and funded by the North American Alpaca farmers and processors to make their fiber more competitive in world markets. The company will manage market building activities designed to increase share of market, product demand and pricing. It is structured as a for-profit entity with a flexible framework allowing for new business plans with low barriers of entry and positive cash-flow. These plans are expected to generate sufficient revenue to bolster investor capital and sustain on-going operations.
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Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
The association was formed for the following purposes. (1) To promote public awareness and membership appreciation of the alpaca's unique qualities; (2) To educate the membership on the care and breeding of the alpaca; (3) To promote the growth of the alpaca industry as a whole; (4) To foster the establishment of the breed outside of its native land by encouraging husbandry and breeding practices based upon, but not limited to, herd health, overall soundness, and wool production; and (5) To establish and maintain an alpaca registry.

Alpaca Registry, Inc.
Alpaca Registry, Inc (ARI), headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest alpaca pedigree registry in the world. ARI is the only organization of its kind in the United States, but also registers alpacas in Canada and other countries throughout the world.

Alpaca Research Foundation
The Mission of the Alpaca Research Foundation is to encourage and support scientific research which benefits the North American alpaca industry, primarily in the areas of alpaca health, husbandry, genetics and fiber.

The Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America, Inc.
Incorporated in 1998, The Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America, Inc. (AFCNA) is an agricultural cooperative formed and wholly owned by North American alpaca fiber producers. To become an AFCNA shareholder, you must be an alpaca owner and purchase one share of voting common stock.

Alpaca Blanket Project
The Alpaca Blanket Project (ABP) is a collaboration of American alpaca growers interested in building a lucrative, sustainable, high-end fiber industry in the United States. Since 2003, Peter & Carol Lundberg have been working toward creating this North American resource for the alpaca community to use for their fiber. In working with Pendleton Woolen Mills, an American fiber mill with a renowned worldwide reputation, ABP is paying American alpaca growers for their fiber for the production of 100% alpaca blankets. This gives the American alpaca farmer the ability to produce a cost-effective, American-made product that brings public awareness to the wonders of alpaca fleece.

Cottage Industry Alpaca Breeders Association
The Cottage Industry Alpaca Breeders Association was born out of a need in the alpaca community to bring the focus on fiber!

North American Alpaca Fiber Producers
NAAFP is an agriculture cooperative that was created to establish the highest level of quality alpaca products from fiber produced and processed in North America by alpaca fiber producers who have their fiber sorted by a certified fiber sorter, using the Certified Sorted(TM) system.

Alpaca Academy
Powered by Alpaca Registry Inc., Alpaca Academy provides education and information for the entire alpaca community. Topics range from the most common questions about alpacas and the industry to in depth articles on EPDs, genetics, and breeding. Alpaca Academy also provides information on the latest alpaca research and links to additional resources
Alpaca Academy

Updated January 30, 2013