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.
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. alpaca
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.