Alpaca Links and Alpaca Friends
first thing we tell everyone who asks about alpacas is to go and
visit as many farms and ranches as possible. We cannot emphasize
this enough. Every ranch is different and you will learn so much with
each visit. Before you decide to get involved, you need to see what
the options are. Talking to a lot of different people will get you the
broadest picture of the alpaca industry and how it might best work for
this in mind, start with the following link which will show you the locations
of farms near you:
Once there, click on your state on the U.S. map. This will give you a list of all the farms in your state and, further down, a state map full of little brown alpacas, each indicating the location of a farm.
Clicking on any alpaca will tell you the name and contact info for that farm.
A really easy way to search for farms near you (regardless of what state they are in) is to just type your
zip code into the search engine on the AOBA page and indicate the distance you are willing to travel in the "search radius" box. Then simply click on the "zip code radius" button to get a list of all the farms around you, including their exact mileage from your area.
This list is from AOBA, The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association.
Note that it only includes ranches who have paid to be listed, so there
are probably other alpaca ranches near you that do not show up here.
(For instance, we at Silver Thunder Alpacas only signed up recently.
And while we know of at least five alpaca farms in Greene County, only
two are currently found on the Ranch Locator.)
place to find ranches is through regional breeder
associations, of which there are many. Here are web
pages for the associations that we belong to:
In Tennessee: TAA
Tennessee Alpaca Association
Note: Silver Thunder Alpacas designed the website for the TAA. Please check it out!
In the Southeast: SEAA (or SealPaca)
South East Alpaca Association
In Southern California: SoCalPaca
Southern California Alpaca Association
working on link ideas for this page. So more link info coming soon.
Next in line to be added:
Farms we know in the East.
Thanks again for
Chuck and Nancy
great alpacas in
Bred and Hand Fed!
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page last updated 12/17/08