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Alpaca Owners Association (AOA)

In 2013, the two organizations (AOBA: The Alpacas Owners and Breeders Association and ARI: The Alpaca Registry Inc.) which conducted the majority of the affairs for United States alpaca industry for 20 years, voted to merge the two organizations. This now singular entity is responsible for the DNA testing, registration and transfer of alpacas, the show system, the marketing of the alpaca industry here in the U.S., the promotion of alpacas, there fiber and the products among its numerous other smaller tasks/


The AOA Registry: The Alpaca Owners Association Registry is the most accurate pedigree and parentage validation registry in the world. Alpacas are sampled for their blood and the parental history is verified through this process of registration.


The Show System: The show system is an integral part of the social and competitive component of the industry. The AOA Show system is arguably the best livestock show system in the world and its secured this position because of its foundation in the world class judge training program. Alpaca lovers form all over the world come to AOA to learn the Art and Science of Alpaca Judging and to receive its highly valued certification. 


Marketing: AOA Markets the alpaca business, alpaca fiber and alpaca products to those interested in it.


The Alpaca Owners Association is served by an Executive Directer, a full office staff, a volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer committee members. These committee members serve to produce various important attribute which the organization requires. The organization is also served well by its regional affiliates. Red Granite Ranch is a member of several different affiliates around the country.

 

ALL OF THE ALPACAS PRODUCED HERE AT RED GRANITE RANCH ARE AOA DNA TESTED AND REGISTERED.

Updated June 26, 2022