It’s A Green Christmas for Alpacas
The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA) is giving alpaca breeders something to celebrate this holiday season!
Through AOBA’s public relations efforts, a press release was distributed to the media highlighting alpacas as a green business. As a result, Alpacas are being featured as the perfect green livestock on a syndicated television special called “It’s a Green Christmas.” This is one of the largest exposures of alpacas to the general public to date. Being shown in over 120 television markets, this segment is worth over $200,000 in television air time.
The one hour show features a variety of ecologically beneficial businesses and products. Alpacas are highlighted for over 3 minutes as an all around environmentally friendly livestock. Alpacas are discussed as being easy on the land and efficient users of food with highly desired manure.
Showcasing the alpaca industry is video footage from AOBA’s National Conferences including models wearing beautiful alpaca fashions on the runway, fleece competition judging, individuals spinning alpaca fiber and consumers shopping for alpaca garments. The show also includes a visit to Alpacas at Windy Hill in Somis, California where Cindy Harris was interviewed while holding a 3-day old cria. Cindy did a terrific job of educating viewers about alpacas in general as well as the different types of alpaca fiber and the variety of end products.
“It’s a Green Christmas” is airing from November 21, 2009 through January 4, 2010 across the United States. For a list of airing times and stations, visit http://itsagreenchristmas.com. More markets continue to be added to the schedule.The above was sent to AOBA members through email.
Note from Alpaca Farmgirl: Is AOBA back? Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come! Alpaca Farmgirl encourages you to sign up or renew your AOBA membership, and to participate in the AOBA Farm & Ranch Guide. AOBA works for us. Let’s support our organization and we will all benefit!