SGS Fiber Testing Lab

SGS is an approved fiber testing lab for the AOA Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) program. Information on the SGS lab and directions for submitting samples for fleece testing are below.

Step 1

First, use AOA's Online Shear Report Tool to report your data and prepare your samples. If you are unfamiliar with the Shear Report Tool, read the article Shear Report Guide for directions.

After your data is reported and your samples prepared, follow the steps below to order your fiber testing.

Step 2

Order and pay for testing on SGS's website at

Chose Yocom-McColl Alpaca Breeders – EPD Package in the drop-down menu. Select the number of fiber samples you are sending in for testing and then click "Add To Cart."

Yocom-McColl Alpaca Breeders

Review your order for the correct amount, make any necessary adjustments, and then click "Checkout" when ready. Fill in email, name, and address. Read through the Terms and Conditions of Sales and SGS Online Privacy Statement. Check each box to agree and then click "Place Order.'

SGS Place Order

Chose either Mastercard or Visa as your payment option.

SGS payment options

Complete your credit card information and click "Pay."

SGS credit card information

After submitting payment successfully, you will receive an email with your order reference along with shipping instructions and a customs form. Please add as a trusted domain in your email client. If you did not receive your order receipt and shipping instructions, try searching your spam folder. Contact the office with any questions.


For questions or help regarding the SGS website contact SGS at