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Australian Alpaca Association the primary resource for breeding and promoting alpacas

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The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) is the collective voice of over 2,000 members in all States and Territories.

The AAA is the primary resource for breeding and promoting alpacas, providing owners and members the tools, information and support they require. 

The Association is the voice for the industry to promote alpaca breeders' interests to governments, associated industries and media in Australia and around the world.

Membership benefits include:

  • registering alpacas in the International Alpaca Register
  • maximise breeding and marketing outcomes through the Across-herd Genetic Evaluation (AGE) Service
  • monitor and manage the health of alpaca her through the Q-Alpaca Program
  • accredited education seminars and workshops
  • exhibit and market alpacas through National and Regional shows
  • industry accreditation
  • breeder support network
  • eligibility to use registered 'Australian Alpaca' trademark (conditions apply)
  • opportunity to foster friendships with other alpaca owners
  • opportunity to apply for AAA sponsored scholarships (conditions apply)

The AAA is committed to representation in Animal Health Australia (AHA) initiatives including biosecurity and animal health and welfare programs.

Likewise the AAA is working closely with State and Federal Government bodies to finalise plans for the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for Alpacas and Llamas, implementation of which is anticipated in mid 2012.

The AAA contributes substantially to research and development projects through its financial support of the Rural Industries and Research Development Corporation (RIRDC).

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