Have a question about alpacas you need answered? Or are you just getting into the industry and not sure where to start?
Head on over to our handy FAQ guide and find the answers you need.
The AAA has a variety of publications available for members including our industry magazine World of Alpacas, research and general content.
The following veterinarians have experience treating a variety of alpaca related health issues around Australia.
No matter what the purpose of your alpacas or how many you have, it’s necessary that you practice best on-farm biosecurity and animal health and welfare to safeguard your herd, and the entire alpaca industry from biosecurity threats and diseases.
Through implementing on-farm biosecurity practices in your alpaca herd, you’ll protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s alpaca producers.
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.
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.
Shearing and processing
The love and 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’s many elements that alpaca fibre can be used for.
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)
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.
AAA are pleased to have education materials ready made for various stages of schooling.