Alpaca resources

Alpaca FAQ

Have a question about alpacas you need answered? Or are you just getting into the industry and not sure where to start?

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Vets with alpaca experience

The following veterinarians have experience treating a variety of alpaca related health issues around Australia.

Alpaca vets

Research and Development

Our Research & Development portfolio provides information from our research projects, available to all our members. All our associated research projects are conducted to internationally recognised best practice standards, with full confidentiality of sensitive information.

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Alpaca Shows

The AAA offers a national network of shows which enable breeders to compete and compare their achievements with other herds within a balanced and discerning framework. 

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Shearing and processing

The popularity of alpaca fibre is on the rise. Combining softness, warmth and strength, alpaca fibre has all the benefits of wool without the itch. Available in natural colours but easily dyed, there are many elements that alpaca fibre can be used for.  

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Guaranteed Australian Alpaca

The AAA licenses the use of a “Guaranteed Australian Alpaca” logo for products that contain alpaca from Australia, are completely made in Australia (i.e. fleece, hide or meat has not left Australia) and are in a form which is considered a “commercial” product (i.e. not bales of fleece)

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Alpaca meat

Alpaca meat is highly nutritious, lean and flavoursome. It is an excellent source of protein with little saturated fat or cholesterol and is environmentally sustainable to produce. As most parts of the alpaca can be used for meat, alpacas offer a high yield with little wastage. 

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School education

AAA are pleased to have education materials ready made for various stages of schooling.

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Q Alpaca

Q Alpaca is a voluntary alpaca quality assurance program maintained by the Australian Alpaca Association. Alpaca growers who participate in Q Alpaca work with MAP-approved veterinarians. 

Q Alpaca program

Traceability

The NLIS system is now being implemented by the Australian alpaca and llama industry for biosecurity purposes. The NLIS Alpaca will use a visually readable electronic tag that will stay with each animal for life. 

NLIS program