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 2014 for the 14th Annual SW Regional Alpaca show!  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.  We loved the facility and surrounding areas so much we’re going to do it again!

Mark your Calendars for February 21st & 22nd 2015 – with check-in day being Friday February 20th.  You won’t want to miss our 15th SW Regional show in sunny Cottonwood, AZ!

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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 - November 8th – Rob & Donna Jorissen’s in Williams, AZ  and tour Mystic Pines Fiber Mill

Meet, Greet and Eat will be from 11:30am-12:30pm and our meeting will begin at 12:30 will call-in capabilities available to members not able to attend.  Please refer to your emailed information for directions and contact us if you have any further questions.

 

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
Jane Reed
402-314-1323
jane@surihaven.com
Acting Treasurer
Mary Wilcox
480-893-3339
HCAalpacas@aol.com