AlpacaGram 6.42 | Fleece Shows & EPD

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AlpacaGram 6.42May 23, 2019

Fleece Shows and EPDs

Members often ask if they can participate in the Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) program and enter their fleece into competition and the answer is yes! You can do both.

Things to Consider:

  • A 4" by 4" sample from the mid-side is needed for fiber testing. The sample needs to remain in staple configuration for optimal testing.
  • Removing a 4" by 4" sample will have a minor effect on your total fleece weight.
  • Spin-Off and Cottage Fleece competitions are also offered along with the traditional Fleece Show competition at many AOA fleece shows.

You must use AOA's online shear report tool to submit your samples to Yocom-McColl to be included in the EPD calculation.

AOA's Online Shear Report Tool
is as EASY as:

  • Downloading and following the step-by-step instructions in the Shear Report Guide
  • Packaging your fleece samples (4' by 4') along with your order forms and payment and shipping to Yocom-McColl before August 10, 2019

Yocom-McColl will test your fleece samples, email your histograms directly to you, and submit your trait data directly to AOA to be included in the next EPD calculation.

This year's deadline to be included in the 2019 EPD calculation is August 10.

Fleeces can be tested year-round at Yocom-McColl, but to have your trait data included in the next calculation Yocom-McColl must receive your samples by August 10, 2019.

All EPD data is confidential unless you choose to mark it public.

Submit your fleece samples today!

Easy. Convenient. Confidential.

To learn how EPDs can positively impact your breeding program, visit the EPD section on Alpaca Academy.

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