AOBA is the driving force of the alpaca industry. Through its
efforts, shows are organized, educational events held, and the direction
of the industry is set. A world-class marketing program is implemented
for the mutual benefit of all members. AOBA increases alpaca
awareness, the value of our animals is solidified, and the industry is
Alpaca Registry, Inc. (ARI), headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska is
the largest alpaca pedigree registry in the world. Using advanced DNA
technology, ARI validates the parentage of alpacas submitted for
The Alpaca Research Trust was established by the ARI Board of
Directors in December, 1997 as a Colorado, non-profit corporation for
charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The Board of Directors,
of what is now known as the Alpaca Research Foundation, is composed of
camelid veterinarians, research scientists and medical professionals.
Their job is to establish research goals and critically evaluate
proposals from qualified research scientists.
Founded in 2001 by David E. Anderson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, at The
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the United
States, the International Camelid Institute (ICI) promotes education,
service and collaboration among researchers, breeders, owners, fiber and
textile industry professionals and animal enthusiasts worldwide.