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  • August 18, 2020 9:47 AM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    FINALLY, We have details for Membership meeting.

    We are meeting on September 13th from 2-4p at Heritage Farm in Flora, In. and on Zoom. You have options. You may come in person with social distancing or sign in with Zoom.  We will be getting Zoom instructions out to you soon.

    We will have a short business meeting then Pamela Walker DVM will be speaking to us on Herd Health/Parasites/Etc. She will have handouts that we will provide online for your use during the meeting. She is very knowledgeable on camelids and has her own camelid practice in Ohio.

    We have missed seeing all of our alpaca friends. Please join us.

    Dr. Walker will be taking questions so compile yours to ask.


  • July 16, 2020 8:46 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    We are postponing the membership meeting we had scheduled for July 25th.

    We were having trouble finding a speaker.  We have one for the future. We will see if we can schedule a meeting in August. I'll keep you posted as details appear. 

    Hope you and your animals are doing well.  Please contact us for information as needed. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions,concerns, or new ideas (projects) we can work with during our pretty much closed society. 

    Thanks Andy

  • January 07, 2020 5:14 PM | IAA Admin (Administrator)

    Please remember to register for the IAA Annual Meeting

    January 18, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Civilian Brewing Corps Brewpub 14 N Washington St. Spencer Indiana 47460

  • November 19, 2019 4:43 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    Be sure to return your ballots.  We have received 50% but we want everyone to vote.  It's your organization!  We are excited and looking forward to the new year. If you have new ideas please bring them to the meeting in January.  We need to hear them.  We want to keep you up to date and supported with your alpacas and business surrounding them. 

    We will be announcing the date and location of the January meeting soon. So keep checking here or on Facebook for info.

  • October 19, 2019 11:26 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    Watch for mailing of ballots for the IAA elections and approval of the updated minutes.  You should see this mailing in the next week or so.  Please respond and get involved in your organization. 

  • February 26, 2019 9:59 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    Please review your contact information on our website and update it. We want to be able to send upcoming news and events to all members.

  • February 10, 2019 8:38 PM | IAA Admin (Administrator)

    President - Andy Hammersley

    V. President - Elizabeth Taylor

    Secretary - Cheryl Kuhl

    Treasurer - Beth Sheets

    Member at Large - Brad Hammersley

  • December 10, 2018 11:03 AM | IAA Admin (Administrator)

    Dear Indiana Alpaca Association Member,


    My name is Lila Beghtel, and I live in Anderson. I am a 13 year old homeschool student and I show my alpaca, Syd, in 4-H every year. One of the requirements for our county‚Äôs 4H program is that all members in our club complete a poster educating the public about llamas or alpacas. In the past, I have completed poster projects about dying fiber, shearing my animal, creating a new home for an alpaca, commercial processing of alpaca fiber, and alpaca care around the United States (that one won Sweepstakes at the Indiana State Fair!). 

    This year I have decided to make a poster showing the 16 pure solid standard colors of an alpaca.  I am writing to ask for your help in obtaining samples of each of these 16 colors. If you have pure standard colors of alpacas, could you please send fiber samples to help me achieve this goal?  Samples do not need to be large, but do need to be consistent with the color key listed below. I will be working on my poster in January, so I would love to have samples of each color received by then. Each farm that sends a sample will be recognized in the resources portion of the poster.  Thank you so much for helping me complete this project.  


    Lila Beghtel

  • November 17, 2018 10:13 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    You will be receiving a  call from a member checking to see if you would be interested in a position on the IAA Board.  We meet generally the first Monday of the month with a call- in meeting.  We have 3-4 general membership meetings a year. We plan events for the membership and carry on any business needed. If you are interested, please write a small biography of your alpaca activities and what you would like to see the Indiana Alpaca Association plan for its goals. Please contact Brenda Ginn 765-623-0043 or myself at 765-863-3701. We are planning on voting online if possible.  Thank you for your consideration.

  • February 08, 2018 12:01 PM | Richard & Andrea Hammersley (Administrator)

    We met at MCL Cafeteria at Castleton on February 3rd, 2018 with 14 in attendance.  Introduction of new members present was made.  Beth Sheets, treasurer, gave a treasurer report. We have roughly $16,000 in our two accounts. Andy Hammersley lead the meeting. She reviewed the ideas collected from last meeting at Gentleman's Jacks Alpaca Ranch.

    Preparation for Shearing

    Generic what to do with fiber

    Basic Vet Care

    Reference books: Norm Evan's Field Manual

                              Fiber Source Book.

    We need a list of veternarians


    Poop Management- 

    1 gal zip lock bag dry poop makes 5 gals of "alpaca tea"  $10

    50# poop  $25    Members state this sells like wildfire.

    Sorting and Grading

    Felting Class-Nuno

    How to register and transfer animals

    Promotion of Fiber Arts

    What to do about pesky flies?    Solar Fly Traps was suggested.

    What do you do with alpaca bodies when an animal dies?

    Have you had your fiber graded?

    How much Grade 3 in what colors do you have on your farm.

    We are working on this list. Several ideas were brought out today.

    All members are able to post and promote events on IAA website and IAA Facebook.

    We scheduled a Craft Day at Sheets Farm on June 16th 10a-3p.

    We will post more on Craft Day closer to date.

    Elizabeth Taylor gave us a great presentation on Collection of fiber, grading, sorting, uses, overview of fiber harvest. We had a question and answer time.

    The food at the MCL was delish!

    Andy Hammersley, President of Indiana Alpaca Association.

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