The official Alpaca Association of Ireland was founded in 2003 and helps to grow the industry in Ireland. Additionally, we aim to bring together owners, breeders, lovers and veterinary specialists thus creating a vibrant national alpaca industry in Ireland.
All Ireland Fleece Show for Full Members of the alpaca Association of Ireland. Closing date 25th July 2018. All fleeces to be delivered to Hushabye Farm in Offaly on or before that date. Entry through the registry and ” Manage my Herd” tab. Please check email over the coming days for important informationThe next outing of the Alpaca Association and their alpacas is 1st July as part of the Clonmel Agricultural Show
What does the association do?
Firstly, we encourage the development of all aspects of the alpaca such as genetic improvement, fibre production and end products including yarn, garments and household goods.
Secondly, we increase knowledge through shows, farm open days, training courses and workshops.
Thirdly, the Alpaca Association of Ireland maintains a registry of the alpacas in Ireland owned by AAI members. In this way, we intend to create an international Breed Standard and use it to evaluate the quality of animals bred and bought by members for identifying and promoting high quality breeding stock. alpaca
Finally, Members of the Alpaca Association of Ireland encourage farm visits for families, individuals and, of course, schools. Please ask for your nearest member’s open days, or contact a committee member to suggest options.
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