Wool'd You Like To Know More About The Alpaca Industry In California? Chris Remington Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Did you know there are 15,000 alpacas in California with thousands more likely to be unregistered? The furry camel-like creatures have become increasingly popular in the Golden State for the wool and fiber sold from their fur and the agro-tourism business they generate. Bud Synhorst, the national director of the Alpaca Owners Association and Steve Aitchison with Epic Alpacas discuss the industry here in California and how it’s evolving ahead of a fleecing conference in Rancho Cordova this weekend.