ALPACA OWNERS ASSOCIATION AND CALPACA
We are proud to be a part of these alpaca associations
In 2013, the two organizations (AOBA, The Alpaca Ownersand Breeders Association and ARI. The Alpaca Registry Inc.) conducted most ofthe affairs for the U.S. alpaca industry for 20 years voted to merge the twoorganizations. This now singular entity is responsible for the DNA testing,registration and transfer of alpacas, the show system, the marketing of thealpaca industry here in the U.S, the promotion of alpaca, its fiber and itsproducts, among its numerous other smaller tasks.
The AOA Registry, The AOA Alpaca Registry, is the mostaccurate pedigree and parentage validation registry globally. Verified bloodand parental history are the processes of registration.
The Show System: The show system is an integral part ofthe social and competitive component of the industry. The AOA Show System isarguably the best livestock show system in the world, and it's secured thisposition because of its foundation in its world-class judge training program.Alpaca lovers from all over the world come to AOA to learn the Art and Scienceof Alpaca judging and receive its highly valued certification.
Marketing: To the best of its ability, AOA markets thealpaca business, alpaca fiber and alpaca products to those interested in it.
An Executive Director, entire office staff, a volunteerBoard of Directors and volunteer committee members service The Alpaca OwnersAssociation. These committee members serve to produce various essentialattributes which the organization requires. The organization is also operatedwell by its regional affiliates. Most regions of the country have a companion,with which residents may also choose to participate. Plateau Breeze Ranch is amember of several affiliates around the country.
The California Alpaca Breeders Association (Calpaca) is thebest place to find alpaca farms in California and beyond. In California'stradition as a pioneer of progress, Calpaca was the first-and is the oldestregional alpaca association in the Northern Hemisphere and has been a leader inthe American alpaca industry since 1989.
Calpaca represents alpaca owners, breeders, andenthusiasts. They promote the well-being of alpacas and education of the publicabout alpacas, alpaca fiber, and alpaca products. Calpaca supports each other throughshared information and experiences, and host meetings, speakers and shows forthe benefit of members and the public. They invite you to join them and become partof a supportive network of caring and helpful alpaca owners.
Here at Plateau Breeze Ranch, we pride our industry and these associations. All the alpacas produced here at Plateau Breeze Ranch are AOADNA tested and registered.
Saturday, February 5, 2022