All serious livestock breeders choose registered stock for their breeding programs. Most regional and national shows, sales and other events require that participating llamas be registered. Registered animals have enhanced value, as their pedigrees are recorded and more informed breeding choices can be made because their lineage can be traced.
The purpose of ALSA is to promote Llamas and Alpacas by enhancing the visibility and demonstrating the versatility of Lamas at shows. In so doing ALSA establishes guidelines for the shows, educates the judges and records the achievements of the individual Llamas. The result is a better educated Llama community as to the soundness and conformations of these unique animals