Celebrate the Alpaca

National Alpaca Farm Days offers an opportunity for the public to visit a nearby farm or ranch and learn more about the fascinating alpaca.

| September 3, 2010

  • Youngsters adore their alpaca pets.
    Youngsters adore their alpaca pets.
    courtesy Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
  • Fashions made from alpaca fiber.
    Fashions made from alpaca fiber.
    courtesy Doug Herrmann/Alpacas Magazine
  • Alpaca on display.
    An alpaca on display.
    courtesy Ross Chandler/Alpacas Magazine
  • A jacket made from alpaca fiber.
    A jcaket made from alpaca fiber.
    courtesy Doug Herrmann/Alpacas Magazine
  • Two alpacas show off their luxurious coats.
    Two alpacas show off their luxurious coats.
    courtesy Ross Chandler/Alpacas Magazine
  • A colorful jacket made from alpaca fiber.
    A colorful jacket made from alpaca fiber.
    courtesy Doug Herrmann/Alpacas Magazine

  • Youngsters adore their alpaca pets.
  • Fashions made from alpaca fiber.
  • Alpaca on display.
  • A jacket made from alpaca fiber.
  • Two alpacas show off their luxurious coats.
  • A colorful jacket made from alpaca fiber.

Explore the alpaca livestock industry with a visit to a farm or ranch during National Alpaca Farm Days, September 25-26. Sponsored by the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA), the weekend is an invitation to visit their member farms and ranches in the United States and Canada.

From meeting these beautiful, inquisitive animals in person to experiencing luxurious alpaca products at individual farm stores, there will truly be something for everyone.

While most alpaca farms welcome visitors throughout the year, National Alpaca Farm Days are sure to include special activities and educational opportunities. 

For a complete list of participating farms and ranches, visit the National Alpaca Farm Days website.



 

About Alpacas

Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984, and more than 150,000 ARI (Alpaca Registry Inc.) registered alpacas now reside in North America.






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