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The AOBA 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.

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Today, ARI serves as a valuable storehouse of information for North American alpaca breeders. Its primary job is to gather and maintain accurate genealogical records, focusing on the expansion and accuracy of those records. Up-to-date owner and member lists are maintained and new accounts created for new owners and breeders.


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CalpacaCalifornians have had a long standing love affair with alpacas from the very beginning. Californians purchased alpacas from the first importation from Chile in 1983 and subsequent imports through the 90's when animals came from Peru and Bolivia. It was only a matter of time that a few alpaca owners would get together to socialize, share stories and learn from each other.

In 1987 seven ranches met and it was decided that regular meetings of alpaca owners should be held to discuss health, nutrition, and successes and failures so they could learn from each other. Information collected also helped researchers identify and find solutions to problems.

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SOJAAThe State of Jefferson Alpaca Association (SOJAA) - the mythic past of the Andes and the entrepreneurial spirit of America's west, combined to produce world class alpacas .

SOJAA alpaca farms produce some of the finest alpacas in the world - multiple award winning sires and dams. Learn about alpacas. Visit an alpaca farm. Meet an alpaca. Explore the State of Jefferson, and discover new friends. The gentle and bewitching alpaca may change your life.

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Shasta Tehama Alpaca RancherS....your pathway to the STARS
The local breeders of Shasta - Tehama counties have joined together to bring you more choices...more services....more selection.



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