Alan Cousill

Alan was a National Award winning builder and custom home designer in Australia before turning to alpaca farming. A natural affinity for farming was established in Alan from a young age through the Jersey dairy operated by his extended family.

Alan  sat on the Australian Alpaca Association's National Committee for three years. He chaired both the National Show and Sale committee and National Seminar. He sat on the National marketing, show, and import screening committees. He is an ex-Western Region committee member. Alan has also conducted marketing and sales seminars in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Canberra, Tasmania and Victoria.

In 2001 Alan moved to the US to help his good friend Mike Safley run a marketing and progeny improvement program called the Studmaster Program at Northwest Alpacas in Hillsboro Oregon. This allowed their clients throughout the Ideal Alpaca Community to communally track progeny improvement along sire lines. It incorporated building the first EPDs for alpacas. In 2004 Al and Jude purchased their Muddy Valley Rd property in Oregon which runs over 400 alpacas. Alan helps Jude run Pucara International in the US plus their Australian herd, in operation since 1991.

Alan is past President of the CABA AOBA affiliate, and has spoken at many seminars and conferences throughout the US and Canada on a wide range of alpaca related topics.