The California Alpaca Breeders Association. Since 1989. Affiliate Member of AOA

— The Calpaca Team

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Upcoming Events


Fiber Artist Marketplace - LIVE Sale

This is a LIVE sale, watch for an update on what time we will be on! The whole event starts at 9AM... Details >


Suri Network: March to Marketing Seminar Series

Suri Network is excited to announce the “March to Marketing” educational series to be offered during... Details >


WAFA Online Sale

With all of the market closures again this year, this is an opportunity for us to go LIVE. Watch fo... Details >

Join Calpaca

The California Alpaca Breeders Association (Calpaca) represents alpaca owners, breeders, and enthusiasts in California and beyond. We promote the well-being of alpacas and education of the public about alpacas, alpaca fiber, and alpaca products. We support each other through shared information and experiences, and host meetings, speakers and shows for the benefit of members and the public. We invite you to join us!

Calpaca Membership Meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the second month of each quarter.

Calpaca Farm Membership - $100/year ($50 first year)

  • Free marketing on Calpaca website (animals, fiber, store, services etc.)
  • Complimentary listing of your Openherd website on Calpaca's website – check out
  • Educational quarterly Calpaca membership meetings
  • Free advertising opportunity in the Connection newsletter
  • Ability to link your Web site to a mobile device
  • Ability to link your Web site to Facebook page
  • Lobbying our State Legislature through– AG Day sponsorship
  • Discounts at alpaca events
  • Advertising opportunity to showcase your farm to over 3000 alpaca breeders
  • Opportunity to run for a seat on the Calpaca Board of Directors and have a voice in the future
  • Opportunity to host a Calpaca meeting and give your ranch and alpacas more exposure
  • Two votes on Calpaca issues
  • Connection newsletter that provides educational articles
  • Listing in Membership Directory, hard copy
  • Ability to send email marketing items to members offering your animals, products and services

Calpaca Associate Membership - $30/year


  • Quarterly Calpaca Connection Newsletter
  • Attend all Calpaca meetings and events

Calpaca Membership Application/Renewal

Information about payment options and instructions for listing your ranch on Openherd (Farm members only) follow the application/renewal form.

Membership Dues Payment

Annual Membership Options
To pay by check, please make payable to "Calpaca" and mail to:


Jackie Jones
5055 Messing Rd
Valley Springs, CA 95252


Farm Members: List Your Farm on the Calpaca Website

Calpaca is a member of the Openherd Affiliate Program, which, if you are a Farm Member, allows you to use Openherd's system to upload and manage your farm information, sales lists, and other pages free of charge and your information will be automatically displayed on the Calpaca website.

Get Listed on Openherd:

  1. Create a free account on Openherd (scroll down the page to find the free membership option).
  2. To activate your farm profile, go to My Farm in your Openherd account; then click Edit My Farm Page. When finished, click Create Farm Profile.
  3. Send an email to to let us know you have created your Openherd farm profile. We will then add you to the membership listing.

Remember, we/you are Calpaca. Our volunteer-oriented membership is our greatest asset and the underpinning success of our organization.

And most of all, you are part of a supportive network of caring and helpful alpaca owners.