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!

Third Grade fiber NOT Eligible for Event Collections

2020 Upcoming Alpaca Shows / Collections

Our 2020 Spring Show season has been canceled due to COVID19,
please stay tuned as more events and fiber crawls are added!

Stay tuned as more shows are added throughout the year!



2020 VA Regional Collection Part 1: On Deck


2019 VA Regional Collection Part 2 - 3/16/2020

Carolina Alpaca Celebration 2020 - 3/2/2020 - Complete

Showtacular (EMPIRE & NEAOBA) 2019 - Complete 1/21/2020

OH Collection - Complete 12/21/2019

WI State Collection - Complete 12/12/2019

MN Collection - Complete 11/18

WA State Collection - Complete 11/05

KY Collection - Complete 10/21

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


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 @
  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 * WI


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.



12853 Bair Road

Orrville, Ohio 44667


Click Here for Google Map Directions

2020 Collection END DATE: July 31st, 2020

River Hill Ranch Alpacas - Alvina Maynard

By Appointment - CALL Alvina to Schedule your Fiber Drop Off (Bagged, not boxed)


(859) 408-5132


680 River Hill Drive

Richmond, KY 40475


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.


6499 North Lake Rd.

Bergen, NY 14416



Phone: (585) 494-1371


Google Map Directions

OPEN for 2020


JUNE 1st, 2020

Poplar Hill Alpacas - Patty Fuller

By Appointment



2621 Mount Tabor Road

Blacksburg, VA 24060


Phone: 540.953.0439




Click Map for Directions


Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm - Jim and Karen Hesprich


W4343 Wild Goose Rd.

Waupun, WI 53963


Phone: 920-517-8156



Drop off Availability


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


Click Map for Directions

Drop off fiber year round at our warehouse!

NEAFP Warehouse


115 N. Seventh St.

Fall River, MA 02720



Phone: (508) 642-9313

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

Open: Monday through Friday - 8am to 4pm


Click Map for Directions


Extended thru end of August, 2019

Foggy Bottom Alpacas

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


3499 305th Ave NW

Isanti, MN 55040

By Appointment,


Cell: 651-503-1350 (Sara Bender)


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

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):


115 N. Seventh St.

Fall River, MA 02720