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Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 Front Cover
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 Back Cover
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 For Sale
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 For Sale
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 For Sale
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2009 For Sale


AOBA Board Member Resigns to Serve a Higher Calling
Tim McCarty, an AOBA board member, had to resign his position late last year. Recalled to Active Duty, he oversaw a major portion of the presidential inauguration!

Ponchos for Honchos: Alpaca Garments Given to APEC Leaders
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders, meeting in Lima, were presented with luxurious traditional ponchos, made of alpaca fiber.

MAF Seeks Sponsors for Alpaca Healthcare Studies
This year, Morris Animal Foundation will fund nearly 200 animal healthcare studies, including six studies for camelids. MAF actively seeks sponsors for these programs; details are in this article.

Cameldynamics: Young Swedish Girls Find Balance With Alpacas
A group of teenage girls coming from "at risk" backgrounds respond in amazing ways to the gentle alpaca.

TakingCare of Business: How To Find Success When Markets Slow
Market forces impact the alpaca industry just as they do other industries. Read this and come out ahead where others fail.

TakingCare of Business: How To Find Success When Markets Slow
Market forces impact the alpaca industry just as they do other industries. Read this and come out ahead where others fail.

Ask Fenny: Hot Flashes
Is it possible? The effects of mid-life change can be dissipated by hanging out with alpacas? It's not as far-fetched as you might think.

Marketing from a Distance
Don't overlook the impression you are giving to those you have yet to meet.

Farm Call with Dr. Ruthanne
Maximize your vet's time during a farm call, and you'll have her (the vet, that is) eating out of your hand.

Combatting Poverty Among Peru's Alpaca Fibre Producers
A win-win partnership involving government, industry, and producers is making a real difference to everyone involved with alpaca production in Peru.

21st Century Energy Efficiency on the Alpaca Ranch
From replacing light bulbs to replacing water tanks and heating systems, two innovative alpaca farmers give an old farmhouse a thorough energy makeover.

AOBA Rolls into Vegas for Mid-Winter Conference
Responding to member requests for additional educational opportunities, AOBA hosted its first ever "Mid-Winter Educational Conference." The attendance was positive and the reviews were a big thumbs up.

Four Part Head Cloths from the Peruvian Central Coast
Desipite thousands of ancient Andean textiles housed in the World's museums, much is still unknown about Pre-Columbian costume. This scholarly essay - complete with fascinating photographs of clothing and hats - sheds light on this imporant period of history.

Agritourism on the Alpaca Ranch
Experiential Tourism is the wave of the future for successful businesses, especially in areas with a strong tourist prescence. Read how you can jump on the bandwagon.

No One Wants a Fudgesicle
A cria is born unattended, outdoors in mid-winter. One breeder's quick thinking save the life of this very special cria.

4-H Alpaca Style: Part One - Getting Started
Ever wondered if and how you could start an alpaca 4-H project in your local area? AOBA provides the Leadership Manual, and this author provides step-by-step instructions on how to do it.

The Value Added Alpaca
Washing, spinning, and carding - then knitting, crocheting, felting, dyeing. When you invest a little bit of your time and add a little bit of craftmanship, all these processes add value to your alpaca fleece.

AFCNA: Check's In The Mail
For the first time in its history, the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America issued dividend checks to its members. Although the amounts of the checks were small, the symbolism nonetheless was huge.

AFCNA: Shear Talk: Tips for Maximizing Your Alpaca Fiber Harvest
As shearing season approaches for most parts of Canada and the U.S., this author has some dynamic ideas minimimizing waste and maximizing profit. Read this BEFORE shearing.

Focus on Fleece: Tips for Marketing Your Fiber
There are many ways for a farm, to profit directly from its fleece production. Here are ideas for identifying and capitalizing on your target market.

Weaving Wisdom: Amazing Undulating Twill
An interesting twist on a traditional weaing pattern gives the illusion of wavy motion.

US Animal Health Association's 2008 Annual Meeting
Report on the annual USAHA meeting, where livestock industry representatives formulate policy recommendations. Of note to alpaca owners are changes to Foot and Mouth Disease responses.

Advice to Breeders When Defects Arise
Let's pretend your herd sire and dam produce a cria with a birth defect. Clearly, you want to avoid throwing this trait again. What should you do? Here's some advice you'll find helpful.

Veternarians Log On for Specialized Training at Kansas State
A generous donation from the Mid-America Alpaca Foundation is used to establish the World's first Web-based "virtual training" program for camelid vets.

ARF-MAF Investigator Profile:
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is an insidious disease with staggering economic cost and emotional distress for affected ranches. Dr. Kelling is documenting the disease, with an eye for containment.

Setting The Pace: Camelids' Unique Gait and Foot Structure
With padded foot and dual toenail, camelids' foot structure and manner of ambulation are unique among the ruminating species. This article will give you a "leg up" understanding these special creatures.

ARI Registered Alpaca Count
A record number of new registrations were logged with the Alpaca Registry, Inc. in 2008. Follow the headcount as far back as 1991.