Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Yahoo Group For Brainstorming on All Things ALPACA

- Want a forum to discuss ideas on how to make the industry better?
- Want a common place to brainstorm ideas to take to our affiliates?
- Want a voice?

Come join our group - Brainstorming Alpacas

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Alpacas on The Today Show With Jane Pauley (video link as well)

Cascade Alpacas of Oregon (the same folks featured on the American Express commercial) were featured on NBC's Today show with a segment co-branded with AARP (Your Life Calling) .  The segment spoke to how Alpacas can be a good choice for people with no livestock experience and the peaceful nature of the alpaca.  While I would have liked to see a tour of their farm store, the segment was a good overall piece and was in a postive light unlike some other jabs from shows in the past.  Since it aired in the 8 - 9 am timespot - it is huge exposure for the Alpaca Community and is another way for folks to get to learn about these wonderful animals.

I still think that we need to get the message out there about the fiber, not just the breeding end, so that people that are not already raising alpacas can see a viable end product and the start of a true fiber commodity.

I also would like to point out that alpacas are not just for retirees - they are for every age - I see many new people coming into the community that are young and that really excites me!

You can view the video  here