Fiber testing is a tool to help understand the different characteristics of the alpaca fiber that a farm is producing or to help validate the content of a graded bale of fiber.

Having an understanding of what you are improving is the basis for being able to use breeding strategies to transform the type of fleece that your herd is contributing to the industry.

The following links are provided for your convenience only.  It does not constitute endorsement by USAFC of any materials, services, product or associated organization.

Fiber testing centers

* Yocom-McColl

A commercial testing lab located in Denver, Colorado.  This lab has been in business since 1964 and provides a variety of fiber characteristic tests for sheep, alpacas, cashmere goats, and llamas.

http://www.ymccoll.com/

* Alpaca Fiber Testing USA

Owned and managed by Ian Watt, is proud to be the original provider of the OFDA2000 fiber testing system to US alpaca breeders since 2006. Despite consistent and ill-founded criticism of the technology and reporting abilities of the system, over 1000 alpaca breeders are on our client list and it grows each testing year!

http://www.alpacaconsultingusa.com/