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Stirling Ridge Alpacas

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We are members of AOA (Alpaca Owners Association).

www.alpacainfo.com
At this website you will find a wealth of information about alpacas, their investment potential, how to get started, the location of alpaca farms, a calendar of events, and free information for the asking.

 

We participate in National Alpaca Farm Days.

www.nationalalpacafarmdays.com
This is a fun event where you can tour the farm, meet the alpacas, see the babies, get your hands on the animals and their fleece, and find an assortment of products made from alpaca fleece available to buy. We usually have a spinner at the spinning wheel demonstrating how raw fleece is made into yarn. This is a free event. Stay tuned for our dates and times we'll be open this year!

 

We are members of ARI (The Alpaca Registry, Inc.)

www.alpacaregistry.net
"The alpaca industry is fairly new to the U.S., but it has had the foresight to create a basic condition for maintaining the value of its bloodstock, namely, a breeding registry. ARI is a database housing the genealogy, blood typing, and ownership records of alpacas in North America." All Stirling Ridge alpacas are registered with ARI.

 

We are members of NFP  (Natural Fiber Producers).

http://naturalfiberproducers.com/
The North American Alpaca Fiber Producers is a non-profit organization established to support alpaca producers and assist them in processing alpaca fiber and selling alpaca yarns to the consumer hand knitting market. Alpaca the way it should be!

 

Also visit AFCNA  (The Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America).

www.afcna.com
AFCNA is cooperative of alpaca fiber producers. Members invest a portion of their annual fiber production in the cooperative and in return share in the profits of AFCNA and have their fleece converted into alpaca products available to the membership at wholesale prices. This site has many free articles to download about alpaca fiber, spinning, shearing, and micron testing.

 

Join an alpaca chat group! (Alpacasite)

alpacasite-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

A friendly, helpful group of alpaca owners or alpaca owner wannabees. This is a forum to ask questions and find help from experienced breeders. Alpaca doctors chime in too!

 

We recommend these resources to learn more on training:

Marty McGee Bennett’s Camelidynamics at www.camelidynamics.com
John Mallon’s Gentling and Training Llamas and Alpacas at www.mallonmethod.com
Jim Logan’s Clicker Training or Karen Pryor's Clicker Training www.clickertraining.com



Here are educational resources to learn more about fleece and histogram testing:

Ian Watt's Alpaca Consulting Services USA at www.alpacaconsultingusa.com

Yocom-McColl Wool Testing Labs at www.ymccoll.com/micron_reports.html

Updated March 14, 2015