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.
Join us in Cottonwood, Arizona February 15th & 16th 2014 for the 14th Annual SW Regional Alpaca show! This year the show will be held in a new location – check us out at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds all weekend. There will be hundreds of alpacas in attendance from all over the Southwest in our halter class show with Senior AOBA Judge Amanda VandenBosch.
We’ve worked hard to make this year a great one for all in attendance! Plan to come out and learn all about alpacas, see spinning demonstrations and check the ‘Alpaca Breeders of AZ Marketplace’ with vendors from near and far selling amazing alpaca products!
For more information on registering for the show, lodging and more, please visit the show website at: www.swras.org
BENEFITS OF JOINING ALPACA BREEDERS of AZ:
- Member Involvement In 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
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 2013 membership meetings! ABA Members in 2013 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:
Saturday – January 25, 2014 – Affiliate Meeting – (Phoenix) 12:00-12:30pm Arrivals & Snacks. 12:30pm Meeting Starts. Topic will be on fiber processing options & more. Guest Speaker will be Rita Beeson of AZ Fiber Mill. *Bring Your Products and Projects for “Show-And-Tell 2014″*
Location: Wilcox Tax Advisor’s Office: 16515 S. 40th Street Suite#127 – Phoenix, AZ
Sunday – April 20th, 2014- Affiliate Meeting
Saturday – June 21st, 2014 – Annual Meeting / Elections
Sunday – July 20th, 2014 – 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.
Thanks for stopping by the Alpaca Breeders of Arizona website – For further information please contact any of the Board Members listed below:
|President||Wendy Dittbrenner 928-848-0267 email@example.com|
|Secretary||Linda Wood 520-455-4600 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Acting Treasurer||Mary Wilcox 480-893-3339 HCAalpacas@aol.com|