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Welcome to the World of Suri Alpacas!


Introduction

You have come to the right place learn more about Suris, Suri fiber, and Suri products. The North American Suri Alpaca Industry began over 30 years ago with the first importation of Suri alpacas from South America.
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Today, people are raising Suri alpacas all over the United States and Canada and are utilizing the exquisite fiber that Suris produce. No wonder Suris are called "The Rarest of Breeds...the Ultimate Natural Fiber."

We invite you to explore this site and discover the wonderful world of Suri Alpacas. Be sure to check out the Find a Farm feature where you can discover a Suri alpaca farm/ranch close to you.

Finally, shop in our Member Store where you can find an array of alpaca fashions including socks, mittens and scarves. You can also satisfy your creative side by finding all sorts of yarns and rovings for knitting and spinning.

A little about the Suri industry

  • The Suri Network and Suri breeders are commiteed to the advancement of Suri genetics and to the advancement of the economic value of Suris.
  • The Suri alpaca is the only alpaca in North America to have an association-written and approved breed standard.
  • Suri breeders understand the importance of continued education and research for the long term growth of the Suri alpaca.
  • The Suri Network's board is focused on industry aspects which will benefit all breeders of Suri alpacas.
  • North America has the opportunity and potential to be the global leader in Suri alpacas. Read more...

Discover Suri Alpacas


Visitors and guests are encouraged to Request More Information by completing our guest page. Find a Suri farm to visit and learn more about this wonderful livestock, or a Suri Network member in your area who has Suri products for sale.

PurelySuri Magazine

PurelySuri is the Suri Network's breed association magazine. Published annually and supported by member advertising, the magazine has articles of interest for both seasoned Suri owners and newcomers alike.

View the Current Issue online by clicking the cover. You can also purchase Back Issues and purchase Advertising for the next issue.

Also, you may want to take advantage of our "Get the Word Out" program. Suri Network members can have up to ten issues mailed to business of their choosing.

Suri Herd Improvement Program

The SURI NETWORK has been devoted to the “Preservation of the Suri Phenotype – Fiber and Alpaca” since its inception, benefiting its membership and Suri owners worldwide. These programs include a Breed Standard, Herd Classification and EPDs and are encompassed in SHIP - the Suri Herd Improvement Program.

Featured Products

Check out these great products from the Suri Network Store.  The DVD makes a great gift for a client and the hoodies with the SN logo will help keep you warm on the trips to the barn this winter. Click "Add to Bag" of either one for more information.

Pasture to Process, Product to Profit:   Getting the Most Out of Your Suri Alpaca Fiber
Pasture to Process, Product to Profit: Getting the Most Out of Your Suri Alpaca Fiber
$73.00


Hoodie Sweat Shirts
Hoodie Sweat Shirts
$35.00


Features and News



2016 Suri Symposium and Fleece Show

August 4-6, 2016

Registration open for Symposium!


We are looking at an excellent Suri Network Symposium and Fleece Show once again in 2016! 


Speakers will include Dr. Norm Evans, Dr. Andy Merriwether, Elizabeth Taylor, Amanda VandenBosch, Cheryl Gehly, and more! We'll cover topics from breeding to genetic defects, fiber testing and what it means, and neonatal care. 


Registration is open now!  Don't delay - this is the event of the summer! Learn, network, and enjoy!


Members  $295


Non-Members  $320


One-day registrations are also available at a price of $135 for members and $160 for non-members. 


All registrations include lunch and breaks.


Vendor

$600 (for profit);  $450 (nonprofit)  Includes recognition in program plus one complimentary registration.


More information here:



Or if you are ready to register now, go to the registration form here:



Sponsorship...


When you register, you can also sign up as a sponsor!


Consider sponsoring the Symposium or the Fleece Show! We offer a variety of sponsorship levels, each including special benefits. See more about our sponsorship levels here and sign up when you register.


If you can't attend the Symposium, you can still sponsor! Just go ahead to the registration page and indicate the level of sponsorship that you would like.


Hotel reservations now available.....


A block of suites has been secured at the Embassy Suites Loveland - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center for the 2016 Suri Summer Symposium and Fleece Show.  The group rate is $139.00 plus tax, for up to two people per suite, for a suite with either two queen beds and a queen sized sofa sleeper or for a suite with one king bed and a queen sized sofa sleeper. More info can be found here. Or, go ahead now and book your room online here:



All who attended the 2015 Summer Symposium found it jam-packed with outstanding education, fabulous Suri fashion, and great opportunities for networking. We are looking forward to another fabulous Symposium in 2016!


Get the 2016 Symposium on your calendar now!Cons


2015 All Suri Fleece Show

2015 Results Here


Nearly 200 beautiful Suri fleeces were entered in the 2015 All Suri Fleece Show. The fleece show, held each year in conjunction with the 2015 Suri Network Summer Symposium, provides outstanding competition for Suri breeders, and a ribbon from this show speaks volumes about a breeder's program.


The Suri Fleece Show also offers a fabulous opportunity for people to learn about Suri fiber. Volunteers can work with the fleece show judges, observing how fleece is judged and how superior characteristics are determined. What a great way to learn about Suri fiber.


If you have Suris, put the 2016 Suri Symposium and Fleece Show on your to-do list and be sure to reserve your best fleeces of 2016 for entry in the show! If you want to learn more about Suri fiber and Suris in general, come to the Symposium, volunteer in the fleece room, and enjoy this great opportunity to learn and network.


Watch for dates of the 2016 Suri Symposium and Fleece Show coming soon!


2015 Results Here


Featured Farm/Ranch

Find a Farm/Ranch Near You!


Suri Network Webinars

Introducing Suri Network's e-learning Series! These live webinars cover many topics our members have requested are scheduled throughout the year. Click the image below for more information. 




One webinar presenter, Cameron Holt, has offered his book The Definitive Guide to Alpaca Fibre at a $20 discount to all Suri Network members.  Just add "Suri Network Member" after your farm/ranch name on the order form to receive your discount.  Click the button below for more information and to order.







Upcoming Events

08/04/2016 8:30 AM (MDT) • Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colorado
11/19/2016 (MST) • 2 Point Farm in Dry Ridge Kentucky

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