About ABA

Welcome to the official website for Alpaca Breeders of Arizona


ABA is a recognized Arizona affiliate organization of the national Alpaca Owners Association (AOA).  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.

ABA was blessed to have a handful of alpaca farmers get together and form this non-profit organization in the 1990's when alpacas were just a twinkle in most of our eyes.  Those forward thinking farms had found the wonderful world of alpacas, and were also finding that the great state of Arizona was perfect for raising alpacas.

Throughout the last two decades, the Alpaca Breeders of Arizona have hosted countless educational events such as Neonatal Birthing Lab with Dr. Pat Long, A Camelidynamics training and handling class with the well-known Marty McGee Bennett.  We've hosted senior Fleece Judge Cheryl Gehly who furthered us on fleece traits to breed for and all about fiber.  Our Quarterly affiliate meetings cover a number of topics that interest alpaca owners from growing fodder, to fiber testing options and EPD trait database education.

We have hosted the Southwest Regional Alpaca Show many times, which has been a great success every year it is held in Arizona. 

Our membership now is diverse, some have breeding farms that show alpacas and sell alpaca breeding stock, some of our members are happily retired and living the dream with their own small (or large) herd.  Some of our members have a few alpacas as fiber spinning flock, and some enjoy agritourism as part of their farm business.  Raising alpacas as a business can have financial and tax advantages as well.  We urge anyone considering the 'alpaca lifestyle' to research options and seek information from their tax advisor.

We look forward to our futures in this thriving and 'green' industry of raising alpacas and their most luxurious fleece.  Please peruse our membership page and contact any members to learn more about the wonderful world of ALPACAS.