Fiber Collection

NEAFP offers several ways farms can get their fiber to us.

Fiber Collection at Events - Regional Collection Points - Shipping Fiber

Fiber Collection at Events

Each year we participate as a vendor in many alpaca shows scattered across the country and are happy to haul your fiber back to our mill for free. We also deliver orders for free to shows we are attending as a vendor, just place your order at least a week before the event and save on shipping costs both ways!

2017 Change: Third Grade fiber NOT Eligible for Event Collections

2019 Upcoming Alpaca Shows / Collections

2019 EMPIRE & NEAOBA

Showtacular Alpaca Show - RSVP HERE!

Nov. 8th, 9th, 10th

Syracuse, NY

show website

2020 Shows

Carolina Alpaca Celebration

February 15th, 16th, 2020

Concord, NC

show website

 

PAOBA Breeder's Showcase

March 20-22nd, 2020

Centre Hall, PA

show website

Stay tuned as more shows are added throughout the year!

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FIBER COLLECTION SORT STATUS - Updated 10/03/2019

KY Collection - Delivered to NEAFP, 1st in Sort Queue

WA State Collection - En Route to NEAFP

WI State Collection - En Route to NEAFP

MN Collection - En Route to NEAFP

OH Collection - Preparing for Shipment now
 

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NY Regional Collection - Complete 9/23

Fiber U Collection - Complete 8/25

NEAOBA FIber Crawl -Complete 8/19

North American Shearing Competition - Complete 7/22

Parade of Champions 2019 - Complete 7/10

MAPACA Jubilee 2019 - Complete 6/24

NAAS 2019 - Complete 4/12

BUCKEYE Alpaca Show 2019 - Complete 4/10

PAOBA Alpaca Show 2019 - Completed 4/6

Carolina Alpaca Celebration 2019 - Completed 3/12

VA Regional Collections - Completed 2/6

Showtacular Alpaca Show 2018 - Completed 1/28/19

OH Regional Collection - Complete 12/07/18

WI Regional Collection - Complete 11/20

NY Regional Collection - Complete 11/3

KY Regional Collection - Complete 10/2

WA State Regional Collection - Complete 9/13

 

 

Regional Collection Points

2017 Change: No Third Grade fiber Eligible for Regional Collections

Get your fiber to us for FREE by dropping it off at a regional collection point. NEAFP covers all freight shipping costs back to our warehouse.

Each collection point has a cut off date which is when ALL FARMS must have their fiber dropped off by. From there we will arrange pickup and delivery to our warehouse. Please note that it will take some time for your fiber to be delivered to us and then sorted through based on how much fiber is coming in at that particular time. The greatest benefit of utilizing a Regional Collection Point is the cost to the farm, free, since all shipping costs are paid for by us.

How to Drop Fiber off @ a NEAFP Regional Collection Point

  1. Sign up for a Fiber Bank account @ http://fiberbank.neafp.com
  2. Create a Master Deposit Slip for your total fiber submission. The slip should have the total weight of each of the three basic grades of fiber you are submitting.
  3. Create copies of the master deposit slip for each bag you are dropping off. Each bag MUST contain a copy of the master deposit slip to ensure it is properly identified and ends up in the correct fiber bank account.
      • All small bags of fiber from individual alpacas should be put into larger bags and only include a copy of the master deposit slip in the large consolidated bag of fiber. This will help keep your fiber together in transit.
      • No BOXES please! Fiber will be vacuum packed and palletized, boxes take up precious space and add unneeded weight to the freight shipment. This is why it's very important each large bag has proper identification.

Once your fiber is trucked back to our mill it will be sorted through and checked into your fiber bank account in about 10 to 12 weeks.

 

We will email you a Fiber Bank confirmation with the totals of each grade entered into your account, all notes from our sorters, and any other information to help you make future fiber submissions as successful as possible.

Contact your closest collection point to coordinate a convenient time to drop your fiber off before the next trucking date.

NEAFP is actively looking to open more regional collection points across the United States. Find out the benefits and qualifications for becoming a potential NEAFP Regional Collection Point.

Regional Collection Points

2017 Change: No Third Grade fiber Eligible for Regional Collections


OH * KY * MA * MN * NY * VA * WA * WI

OHIO

Google Map Directions

 

Skylar Brook Farm - Dave Forrer

Open for Fiber Drop offs


By Appointment: Email Dave to schedule a fiber drop.

All Fiber should be properly marked and compressed as much as possible before dropping off.


Contact:
dave@skylarbrookfarm.com


Address:

12853 Bair Road

Orrville, Ohio 44667

http://www.skylarbrookfarm.com/

KENTUCKY

Click Here for Google Map Directions

2019 Collection Dates:

Closed 7/31/2019 for the year - Thank you!

River Hill Ranch Alpacas - Alvina Maynard

By Appointment - Contact Alvina to Schedule your Fiber Drop Off

Contact:

(859) 408-5132

RiverHillRanch@rocketmail.com

Address:

680 River Hill Drive

Richmond, KY 40475

http://www.riverhillranch.us

NEW YORK

Click Map for Directions

OPEN - Receiving Fiber by Appointment

Cut Off Date: August 1st, 2019

Fiber Packaging: Tightly Bagged, FiberBank/FiberPurchase Slip in each bag (NO BOXES for this Collection)

Northwoods Alpacas - Belinda Grant

By appointment, contact to schedule your fiber drop off.

Address

6499 North Lake Rd.

Bergen, NY 14416

Contact

Email: info@northwoodsalpacas.com

Phone: (585) 494-1371

www.northwoodsalpacas.com

VIRGINIA

Google Map Directions

OPEN for 2019

DROP OFF CUT OFF DATE:

JUNE 30th, 2019

Poplar Hill Alpacas - Patty Fuller

By Appointment

***FIBER FOR THIS COLLECTION POINT MUST BE BOXED***

Address:

2621 Mount Tabor Road

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Contact

Phone: 540.953.0439

Email: alpacas@poplarhill.com

Website

WISCONSIN

Click Map for Directions

 

Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm - Jim and Karen Hesprich

Address

W4343 Wild Goose Rd.

Waupun, WI 53963

Contact

Phone: 920-517-8156

Email: jmkar33@yahoo.com

facebook

Drop off Availability

BY APPOINTMENT.

Please contact Jim to coordinate a convenient time to drop your fiber off.

MASSACHUSETTS

Click Map for Directions

Drop off fiber year round at our warehouse!

NEAFP Warehouse

Address

115 N. Seventh St.

Fall River, MA 02720

Contact

Email: support@neafp.com

Phone: (508) 642-9313

http://www.neafp.com

By Appointment - Contact us to schedule your fiber drop and/or order pickup.

Open: Monday through Friday - 8am to 4pm

MINNESOTA

Click Map for Directions

TRUCK CUT OFF DATE:

Extended thru end of August, 2019

Foggy Bottom Alpacas

**Blanket Fiber Only - Fiber must be boxed for this collection**

Address:

3499 305th Ave NW

Isanti, MN 55040

By Appointment,

Contact:

Cell: 651-503-1350 (Sara Bender)

Email: sara@foggybottomalpacas.com

http://www.foggybottomalpacas.com/

**Blanket Fiber Only - Fiber must be boxed for this collection**

WASHINGTON

Google Map Directions

Accepting Fiber until August 31st, 2019

Lone Tree Alpacas - Jack & Jackie Bruner

Fiber Drop Off available by Appointment

Contact:

Email:

alpacaman@toledotel.com

Phone: 360-864-2271

http://www.lone-tree-alpacas.com

Address:

140 Carol Lin drive
Toledo, WA 98591

Stay tuned as more regional collection points are opened across the country!

NEAFP is actively looking to open more regional collection points across the United States. Find out the benefits and qualifications for becoming a potential NEAFP Regional Collection Point.

Shipping Fiber

In our experience, the two best options for shipping fiber are USPS and UPS.

For packages under 25 lbs in total weight, USPS Priority is the most affordable option with the current DIM Weight changes implemented in 2015 by both UPS and FedEx.

To get the very best price on USPS Priority, we recommend you create your shipping label through the USPS website and print it at home. USPS is offering a discount on labels printed at home through 2015 and you can also skip the line at the post office and drop it on the counter or schedule the pickup directly from your farm.

For larger fiber shipments over 25 lbs and containing several boxes, UPS Ground becomes more economical but it is important for every farm to explore their options and find the very best bang for their buck.

Along with weight, the volume and number of packages in your shipment also greatly affect the shipping cost so it's important to reduce the size of each box and the total number of packages in the shipment. To do this, we recommend farms pack their fiber to compress it as much as possible and reduce the amount of extra space in each package. Each box should be practically bursting at the seams, just be sure to reinforce the edges with packing tape so it doesn't actually burst in transit!

Watch our short video on ways to properly compress your fiber submission!

To help reduce your costs, we also recommend against insuring your packages. In the very rare case that a package goes missing in transit, we will use your tracking information to identify it and add the fiber to your fiber bank account while the package makes it's way to us.

All fiber shipped in to us must be properly identified with either a Fiber Bank Deposit slip or a copy of the Invoice the fiber is for. This way we can get your fiber sorted and checked into your account as fast as possible!

Shipping Address (Commercial):

NEAFP

115 N. Seventh St.

Fall River, MA 02720