Resources 


Find A Vet In Your State
A listing of veterinarians in the United States and Canada. If you would like to add a vet you do not see on the list, please email us.

Cria Due Date Calculator
A due-date calculator based on 345 day gestation. Just put in the breeding date and click calculate!

International Camelid Institute
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.

Alpaca Research Foundation
The Mission of the Alpaca Research Foundation is to encourage and support scientific research which benefits the North American alpaca industry, primarily in the areas of alpaca health, husbandry, genetics and fiber.

Morris Animal Foundation
MAF is the worldÕs largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals, including companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas), as well as wildlife (mountain gorillas, elephants, rhinoceros, wolves, and many varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).

Toxic Plants, Trees & Flora
Internet links to resources nationwide describing toxic plants, trees and flora and their effect on livestock. A must-see if you have any weeds or vegetation in your yard or paddocks.

Transport Regulations
USDA State regulations and phone numbers for transporting alpacas over state lines.

Merck Vet Manual
The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years.

M&M Veterinary Lab
Specializing in Llama/Alpaca vet testing

Rockisland.com Alpaca & Llama Health
Extensive listings of medical related links.

 

Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 Tax Incentives
New increases up to $250,000 plus 50% bonus depreciation on assets for 2011.

Farmers Tax Guide: Publ. 225 (PDF Version)

Farmers Tax Guide: Publ. 225 (Online Version)

Natural Resource & Conservation Services
Farm Bill Programs

United States Department of Agriculture
2007 Farm Bill Fact Sheet

American Farm Bureau
US State Farm Bureau Listings

USDA National Ag Library
Alternative Farming Information Center

National Sustainable Agriculture Info Service
Llama & Alpaca Farming


Quechua Benefit
Quechua Benefit is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing relief in goods and services to the Quechua People of the South American alpaca farming regions.

Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

 

Spinning Daily
Spinning community, featuring projects and articles from Spin-Off magazine and spinning books.Has a wonderful selection of FREE e-books for all fiber fanatics.

Illustrated Knitting & Crocheting
300 page book online with basic and advanced techniques.

Knitting Help
Learn how to knit with knitting tips and videos.

Fiber & Wool Festivals
A list of fiber festivals throughout the US.

Fiber Related Guilds & Links
A variety of fiber guilds and websites related to fiber.

Yarn Standards
Standards and guidelines for knitting and crochet compiled by Craft yarn Council of America

Yocom-McColl Fiber Testing
An independently owned, commercial wool testing lab located in Denver, Colorado. We test raw wool for yield and fiber diameter. We also test at various stages of the textile manufacturing process and provide individual animal testing to provide selection data for breeders. Individual micron test reporting is now fast, accurate and affordable for sheep, alpacas, angora goats, cashmere goats and llamas.

Natural Fibre Applied Research (Canada)
Olds College School of Innovation (OSCI) housing the Natural Fibre Centre and Testing Lab. The Alpaca Project Research.

International Alpaca Association
(IAA) brings together companies and individual breeders involved in the production and commercialization of fiber from alpacas, llamas, and other South American camelidae and their hybrids.


John Mallon – Gentling & Training Llamas & Alpacas
A Place dedicated to helping folks just like you to get the most from their relationship with their llamas and alpacas.

Marty McGee Bennet Camelid Dynamics
Camelidynamics is a proven and effective method to handle and train alpacas and llamas. Camelidynamics will save you time and energy when working with alpacas and llamas.

 

Show Results Website
A list of shows and results on Joy of Alpacas website.

Show Supply List
A list of supplies to take with you to a show or event.

ALPACA WORLD NEWS
World News related to alpacas, fiber, farms…everything that mentions alpacas.

ICI Directory
An international camelid directory and resource guide.

Agriculture Directory
An agriculture and outdoor directory.

Farmers Almanac

FarmersOnly.com
Looking for that special someone…Farmers, Ranchers, Ag Students, Livestock Owners etc…

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