Fiber Collection

There are several ways to get your fiber to NEAFP.

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

As of now, our 2020 Alpaca Show events have been canceled due to COVID 19

and state gathering and travel restrictions. If this changes we will update this space.

Stay tuned as more shows are added throughout the year!

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FIBER COLLECTION SORT STATUS - Updated 10/30/2020


KY Regional Collection - Complete, Reports Heading out Now
PA Regional Collection - Sorting Now

WA State Collection - Delivered to NEAFP, On Double Deck

WI Regional Collection - Delivered to NEAFP 10/29/20

 

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NY #2 Regional Collection -  Sort Complete, 10/5

NY #1 (Western) Regional Collection - Sort Complete, All Reports sent 9/15/20

Ohio Regional Collection - Sort Complete, All Reports sent 8/27/2020

Connecticut Regional Collection - Complete, All Reports sent 8/22/2020

2020 VA Regional Collection Part 2: Complete, Reports heading out

2020 VA Regional Collection Part 1: Complete 7/2

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

 

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

PA * CT * WA * OH * KY * MA * NY * VA * WI

PENNSYLVANIA

Google Map Directions

2020 CUT OFF DATE:

SEPTEMBER 14th, 2020

Alpacas of Sunshine Farm

Catherine and Don Hines

Open for Fiber Drop-offs by Appointment

Call or Text: 570-575-1230

Email: alpacasofsunshinefarm@juno.com

Farm Address:

2312 East Lake Road

New Milford, PA 18834

https://www.alpacasofsunshinefarm.com/

2020 CUT OFF DATE:

SEPTEMBER 14th, 2020

 

CONNECTICUT

Google Map Directions

Closed for 2020 - Thank you!

 

Morning Beckons Farm

Vern and Julie Butler

Open for fiber drop offs July 18th - July 25th - 1 WEEK ONY!

No Appointment needed, drop off between 10am and 3pm

Farm Address:

343A Sand Dam Rd

Thompson, CT 06277

Email: julie@morningbeckonsfarm.com

WA State

Google Map Directions

OPEN FOR 2020

Drop OFF by: August 16th, 2020

La Vida Alpacas - Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill

Fiber Drops by Appointment,

Email or Call Jean Van Effen

Jean Van Effen

Email: info@tahomavistafibermill.com

Address:

15631 159th Ln SE

Yelm, WA 98597

OHIO

Google Map Directions

Closed now for 2020 Season - Thank you!

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

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)

Contact:

(859) 408-5132

RiverHillRanch@rocketmail.com

Address:

680 River Hill Drive

Richmond, KY 40475

http://www.riverhillranch.us

NEW YORK - #1

Click Map for Directions

2020 Drop Off Dates:

Closed for 2020, Thank you!

Northwoods Alpacas - Belinda Grant

By appointment, contact to schedule your fiber drop off.

DROP OFF WINDOW: July 18th - August 1st, 2020

Address

6499 North Lake Rd.

Bergen, NY 14416

Contact

Email: info@northwoodsalpacas.com

Phone: (585) 494-1371

www.northwoodsalpacas.com

NEW YORK - #2

Google Map Directions

2020 Drop Off Dates:

Closed for 2020, Thank you!

Tartan Acres - Ken Clark

Drop off by Appointment, call Ken @

(315)-729-9358

DROP OFF WINDOW: July 18th - August 1st, 2020

 

Tartan Acres LLC

707 Houghton Hill Rd.

Homer, N.Y. 13077
(607)-749-6275 Office

(315)-729-9358 Cell

tartanacres.com

VIRGINIA

Google Map Directions

CLOSED for 2020 - THANK YOU!

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

OPEN FOR 2020 BY APPOINTMENT

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

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