Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

 

 

Welcome!  ABA is a recognized Arizona Affiliate of Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA).   ABA is a non-profit 501(c)5 Arizona Corporation.  Our goals focus on serving Arizona alpaca owners through education and networking in this rapidly advancing livestock industry.  

 

 

SWRAS Verde Valley AZ

Thanks To Everyone Who Joined us in Cottonwood, Arizona February 15th & 16th 2014 for the 14th Annual SW Regional Alpaca show!  This year the show was held in a new location – the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.  There were hundreds of alpacas in attendance from all over the Southwest (actually from as far as Oregon to Oklahoma) at our show with Senior AOBA Judge Amanda VandenBosch.

Watch for upcoming details on the 2015 SW Regional Alpaca Show!

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Brandi C. at the SWRAS 2011

BENEFITS OF JOINING ALPACA BREEDERS of AZ:

    • We have over 40 Farm Members and are Growing!
    • Join In and Serve on ABA Fiber, Education and Show Committees
    • Breeder Support and Educational Opportunities
    • ABA Newsletter
    • Southwest Regional Alpaca Show
    • Your Farm Listed on the “ABA Farms” page
    • Your current alpacas for sale listed on our “Alpacas for Sale” page
    • Your current alpaca products for sale listed on our “Member Store” page
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ABA Membership Meeting

ASSOCIATION MEETINGS:  

A.B.A holds membership meetings frequently during the year in various locations throughout Arizona. We also have call-in capabilities for members to attend some meetings via phone. We’re very excited about the new ‘quick’ educational sessions that will be offered at all 2014 membership meetings!  This year, ABA Members have taken part in sessions on understanding and utilizing E.P.Ds in your herd, dealing with rattlesnake bites, and a full tour and presentation on growing fodder  as an alternative to baled hay for alpaca feed.  Following are the dates of upcoming meetings:

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John Cokely of Cienega Creek Farm – Benson, AZ

                                                       

Saturday – June 28th, 2014 – Annual Meeting / Elections

     Location:  Phoenix – Wilcox Tax and Financial Advisors     16515 S. 40th Street Suite# 127   Phoenix, AZ (Ahwahtukee Area)

12:30 – 1:pm Meet, Greet and Eat!!  (Pizza will be provided)

1:00 Meeting Start Time.

MEMBERS:  Please contact Linda Wood for any additional information regarding calling in, election ballots etc.

Sunday – July 20th, 2014 – (Tentative) Affiliate Meeting

 

There are many other exciting events our ABA Board of Directors and Committees are working on for the next year. If you love alpacas and the luxurious natural fiber that they produce, you wont want to miss out! Please contact any of the ABA Board Members listed below if you have questions regarding our organization or are interested in joining. If you want to join ABA just print the membership application listed on our ‘JOIN ABA’ page and mail it in.  **During 2nd half of the year, Farm Membership is pro-rated to $25 and Associate Membership $5.  Annual Dues will be due for calendar year 2015 on  1-31-2015.

 

 

18_kahlua's_2010_girl_faceThanks for stopping by the Alpaca Breeders of Arizona website – For further information please contact any of the Board Members listed below:

ABA Officers

President
Wendy Dittbrenner
928-848-0267
peacefulprairieranch@gmail.com
Vice President
Jerry Brothen
520-455-5259
farviewranch@wildblue.net
Secretary
Linda Wood
520-455-4600
squaretopranch@gmail.com
Acting Treasurer
Mary Wilcox
480-893-3339
HCAalpacas@aol.com