AlpacaGram 7.15 | Yocom-McColl Announcement

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.

AlpacaGram 7.15
AlpacaGram 7.15March 2, 2020

Dear AOA Members,

We learned mid-last week that Yocom-McColl fiber analysis laboratory is closing very soon. Angus and Margaret McColl have decided to retire and close the laboratory. Their instrumentation and equipment have been sold.

AOA is in the process of qualifying alternative fiber analysis laboratories for use by members participating in the AOA EPD program. The EPD program will remain in place and fully supported by fiber testing using the same qualified methodologies currently provided by Yocom-McColl. Everyone should continue to collect fiber samples and fleece weights for the 2020 submission and analysis.

We will share information on fiber submissions for the EPD program (as well as any other fiber testing needs that you may have) in the very near future.

We certainly wish Angus and Margaret well in their retirement and will miss their participation in the alpaca industry.

Shauna R Brummet, PhD
Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.

Shalimar Alpacas
AOA Silver Benefactors
Suri & Company of Fern Creek Farm

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