AlpacaGram 6.60 | Fiber testing, trait data, and EPDs

AlpacaGram 6.60June 21, 2019

Fiber Testing, Trait Data, and EPDs

There is much confusion on how to submit fleece samples to Yocom-McColl to have the fiber trait data included in AOA's EPD calculation. Following the simple steps below will help you get your samples submitted easily!

Tips for Submitting Fleece Samples:

  • Do pull a 4" by 4" inch sample from the mid-side and keep in staple configuration for testing.
  • Do use AOA's online shear report tool if you want your results included in the EPD calculation.
  • Do measure your fleece weights the same way for your entire herd.
  • Do double check your forms for accuracy and correct any errors before mailing.
  • Do write your name plus your farm name on the form if not already there.
  • Do Not send multiple samples from the same animal in the same year.
  • Do package your fleece samples along with the AOA generated order forms and mail directly to Yocom-McColl. There is no need to sign each form, one per order is enough.

This year's deadline to be included in the 2018 EPD calculation is August 3.

Fleeces can be tested year-round, but to have your trait data included in the next calculation Yocom-McColl must receive your samples by August 3, 2018.

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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