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Upcoming Events

Apr
27

Kids and Camelids

Part show, part clinic. ALSA sanctioned youth performance show. Performance and Showmanship classe... Details >

May
18

Marvelous May Performance Show

After many years of Cal-Ila's Performance show held in August, the show has moved to May! The annua... Details >

May
18

Seminar on the Basic Understanding of Alpaca E.P.D.s

Join us for a 6 hour educational seminar on the basics of Expected Progeny Differences or EPDs. By ... Details >

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Welcome to the best place to find alpaca farms in California! In California's tradition as a pioneer of progress, Calpaca was the first—and is the oldest—regional alpaca association in the Northern Hemisphere and has been a leader in the American alpaca industry since 1989. Its member farms are home to the oldest, most respected bloodlines in North America.

The Calpaca membership meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the month.  The 2019 schedule is:

  • May 11, hosted by Jackie Jones at Back 40 Farms in Valley Springs, CA
  • August 10, hosted by Cindy Harris at Alpacas At Windy Hill in Somis, CA
  • November 9, hosted by Karen Kelly at Arapaho Rose Alpacas in Redding, CA

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DON'T MISS CALPACA'S NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING!!!

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Saturday May 11, 2019


Do your flying fingers set a calculator on fire? Are you an early bird who loves the smell of fresh brewed coffee? Do you like helping others? Do you like spending time with alpaca enthusiasts?  Would you like to listen to judge’s comments? Do you like being part of the excitement of an alpaca show but don’t really want to show? Would you like to experience the challenge of herding cats?

The educational afternoon portion of the May Calpaca meeting will be focused on providing training for show volunteers. We haven’t provided this training in several years.  With all of the new alpaca owners joining Calpaca we thought now would be an excellent time. Calpaca hosts two alpaca shows a year and volunteers are critical to a show that runs smoothly and supports the exhibitors and show event team.  We will provide overviews and detailed training of the various volunteer jobs required by the AOA show division.  

 

BACK 40 FARMS

Hosted by Jackie Jones

5055 Messing Rd, Valley Springs, CA 95252

Saturday May 11, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – General Membership Meeting

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch

 

Lunch will be a Pot-Luck. Please bring something to share, as well as a chair! Please RSVP by April 27 to Jackie at jaclyndjones@outlook.com or call 916-337-7474

 

1:00 PM – 3:PM Education Program

 See above for information

 

This will be a fun and interactive presentation from those who have served as volunteers for the various jobs in past shows.

 

All are invited. New to alpacas or seasoned old-timers are encouraged to attend. If you haven’t attended a meeting before come see why Calpaca folks are known as some of the friendliest in the industry.  You don’t have to be a Calpaca member to be a volunteer.

 

New to alpacas?

If you're new to alpacas and want to get more information about these friendly producers of the world's finest, most luxurious fiber, find a farm near you and schedule a visit today to see these magical animals for yourself! Or check out alpacas for sale or alpaca products from our member farms.

Already an alpaca breeder?

If you’re currently an alpaca breeder in California, Oregon, Nevada, or Arizona, consider joining Calpaca today and become a part of this highly respected community of breeders and benefit from the marketing opportunities Calpaca offers.

 

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Welcome to the best place to find alpaca farms in California! In California's tradition as a pioneer of progress, Calpaca was the first—and is the oldest—regional alpaca association in the Northern Hemisphere and has been a leader in the American alpaca industry since 1989. Its member farms are home to the oldest, most respected bloodlines in North America.