Welcome to Midwest Alpaca Ventures
Midwest Alpaca Ventures was established in 2016 for the purpose of promoting and supporting the growth of the alpaca industry and thus, strengthening its sustainability.
It is through Midwest Alpaca Ventures that individuals, new and existing farms, and the public at large can access a variety of educational opportunities, events, and supportive services that serve as building blocks to a strong business and strong industry.
Register your alpaca fleeces in the Midwest Alpaca Fleece Show
Browse and register for current classes offered through AlpacaU
Stay up-to-date on upcoming events
June 25-26, 2021
5th Annual Midwest
Alpaca Fleece Show
Judge: Wade Gease,
Sr. AOA Certified Judge
Enter your Huacaya and Suri fleeces for
judging on June 25 and 26
by Wade Gease, Sr. AOA Certified Halter and Fleece Judge.
Register by June 4, 2021 | $38 entry fee
Fleece needs to be delivered by June 18, 2021
We want to share our experiences & knowledge with you
The value of a mentor farm is difficult to quantify but without them, we know our beginning years would have been much harder. Now, we want to share our experiences, both good and bad, with new farms just as our mentors did for us.
If you're thinking about alpacas or already decided they are in your future, let us help you. We'll tell you what we learned, what we did right, and did wrong (yes! we did a few things wrong). And, we will be there when you need help.
Alpaca Farms start
& grow through AlpacaU
Each year, we offer various seminars designed to take you from wherever you might be in your alpaca adventure to where you want to go. Generally held on the weekends, our sessions are fun yet informative, casual, yet structured. Gather the information you need, whether just thinking about alpacas, or already decided to go forward, or perhaps to desire to increase your knowledge and skills.
Attend all sessions on a series or just the specific session that best suits your needs.
Brokering offers confidence in experience
Our experienced brokers know the market and can help you navigate selling your animals. A broker can help your sale go through faster and avoid any pitfalls or bumps in the road. Doing market research, networking, and advertising on your own is possible but time-consuming. Let our expert brokers help you succeed!
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Fleece show submission requirements:
Copy of registration form with payment
Copy of original ARI per fleece entry
Copy of Owner of Record form
Fleece tag in each fleece bag entry
February 2, 2021
Sara has been there every step of the way for Triple T Alpaca. From mentor to friend and everything in between, Sara is always there to answer my questions or give advice. She does wonderful work in putting on the Midwest Fleece Show. I love volunteering for shearing and other events because I know it means more learning just being around Sara. Can't wait for future adventures with her and Midwest Alpaca Ventures.
— Beth Turner, Triple T Alpaca
We fell in love with alpacas but knew nothing about them and were unsure if it was for us. We took the Alpaca U course that helped immensely in our decision to move forward. The knowledge we gained from the course touched on so many areas, from the care and needs in raising them to help us decided what direction we wanted to go with the business side and everything else in between. From the start, we were assisted and educated with everything we needed/wanted to know. Even helping us put together the perfect little herd which we are so happy with. The education didn't end once we brought our boys home. The mentoring and offering of classes continues and we will continue to use the services that are offered.
— Amelia Wolf