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.
- Understanding Alpaca Fleece Testing and Results with Jeremy Wear and Ioasa Kosena from SGS (video)
- Accuracy and precision of mean fibre diameter measurement at SGS Wool Testing Services (pdf)
- OFDA100 Parameters and Histogram Description (pdf)
- Preparation and Packaging of Samples for Shipment to SGS (pdf)
After your data is reported and your samples prepared, follow the steps below to order your fiber testing.
Order and pay for testing on SGS's website at onlinestore.sgs.com/nz.
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."
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.'
Chose either Mastercard or Visa as your payment option.
Complete your credit card information and click "Pay."
After submitting payment successfully, you will receive an email with your order reference along with shipping instructions and a customs form. Please add sgs.com 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 email@example.com.