TXOLAN is an official regional affiliate of the national organization, Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. TXOLAN is an acronym for the 5 state region we represent - Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. We also have members from around the U.S.A. for a variety of reasons which may range from show participation to partnerships with ranches primarily located within these 5 states. This non-profit association offers alpaca breeders, fleece enthusiasts and others an opportunity to work toward excellence in an industry dedicated to promoting alpacas through education, marketing and networking with similar interests in becoming more involved in our business.
AOA (Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.) is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you go to their website (www.alpacainfo.com) you will discover the history of the association and find many valuable educational resources about alpacas and the highly desirable end products made from this fine animal's fiber. Additionally, the national organization is responsible for maintenance of a DNA registry used for scientific research and by most breeders within the industry when making the variety of decisions involved in progressing this unique breed of livestock.
Please explore the website and let us know how we can improve the site or help you start or advance your own business within this rapidly growing industry. It is indeed an exciting time to be participating with the various dynamics of ownership of alpacas.