Fiber Collection: How to Submit your Alpaca Fiber to NEAFP

Regional Collections and Events

There are several ways to get your fiber to NEAFP.

Collection at Events * Regional Collection Points * Mail-in / Drop off  

Fiber Accepted at Collections and Events:

Huacaya and Suri: Blanket, Neck, & Upper Leg

Fiber Collection at Events

NEAFP runs Fiber Collections at Alpaca Shows and Events which we attend as a vendor.

We also deliver orders for free to certain shows we are attending;  just place your order one week in advance and select "Pickup @ Event" as your shipping option!

2024 Upcoming Event Fiber Collections

Fiber U  - Lebanon, MO

July 19th - July 21st 2024
Collection Hours:
Friday, July 19th: 12pm to 4pm
Saturday, July 20th: 8am to 5pm
Sunday, July 21st: 8am to 1pm
 
**All Fiber is to be boxed for this collection**
**Order Pickup Unavailable for this Event**
Event Webpage:https://fiber-u.com/

PAOBA 2024 Fleece Show, Summer Seminar, and Fiber Sort 

Best Western Premier
The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 1711
 
August 1st - 3rd 2024
The NEAFP Trailer will be available for a self-serve option
Thursday, August 1st (Late afternoon)  - Saturday, August 3rd at 12:00 pm
 
**All Fiber is to be bagged for this collection**
**Order Pickup Unavailable for this Event**
 

Stay tuned as more shows are added throughout the year!

 

Regional Collection Points

Each year alpaca farms volunteer to be regional fiber drop-offs so area farms can get their fiber out of the field and into production.

Compared to farms mailing small lots of fiber individually, utilizing regional collections is a more economically feasible option.

NEAFP will arrange transportation for the collected fiber once the drop-off window has closed.

Our goal is to open regional collections around the country wherever there is enough demand.

 

 

 2024 Regional Collection Transportation Fee

To help offset growing transportation costs, we are implementing a $10 transportation fee per 50 lbs submitted using Regional Collection Points.

Fiber Transportation Fee Rate Example Table

(based on incoming weight)

1 to 50 lbs = $10

51 to 100 lbs = $20

101 to 150 lbs = $30

151 to 200 lbs = $40

The transportation fee applies to incoming weight and will be invoiced to each farm once their fiber has been sorted through by NEAFP.

The transportation fee will help offset the growing costs of running the collections and give us the resources to expand them in the future.

The Fiber Transportation Fee is waived for all host farms running regional collections and fiber drop-offs.

 

2024 Regional Collection Points

MN * KY * PAWA * MA * NY * VA * WIME * OH

Stay tuned as more collections are confirmed and added!

MINNESOTA
Sunrise River Alpacas
Peggy Pearson
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window:
July 20th- September 22nd 2024
By Appointment
Phone: 651-674-5690
Email: sunriseriveralpacas@gmail.com
Address:
42160 Ferry Rd.
Harris, Minnesota
55032
 
VIRGINIA
Poplar Hill Alpacas
Patty & Les Fuller
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window:
 CLOSED
By Appointment
Phone: 540-953-0439
Email: alpacas@poplarhill.com
Address:
2621 Mount Tabor Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
 
PENNSYLVANIA
Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch
Julie Wysong
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window
July 20th- August 10th 2024
By Appointment
Phone: 717-359-9989
Email: Juliesalpacas@gmail.com
Address:
580 Basehoar Rd
Littlestown, PA 17340
 
PAOBA 2024 Fleece Show
The NEAFP Trailer will be available for a self-serve option
 
August 1st - 3rd 2024
Thursday, August 1st (Starting Late afternoon)
Friday, August 2nd
Saturday, August 3rd (Ending at 12:00 pm)
 
Address:
Best Western Premier
The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 1711
 
NEW YORK
Northwoods Alpacas
Belinda Grant
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window:
August 1st - August 23rd 2024
By Appointment
Phone: 585-409-3533
Email: info@northwoodsalpacas.com
Address:
6499 N Lake Rd
Bergen, NY 14416
 
OHIO
Skylar Brook Farm LLC
David Forrer
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window:
July 1st - July 31st
By Appointment - Text David
CELL: 330-641-8877
Address:
12853 Bair Rd
Orrville, OH 44667
 
MAINE
Misty Acres Alpaca Farm
Connie & Red Laliberte
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window:
 July 1st - July 26th, 2024
By Appointment - Call Red
Phone: 207-441-0343
Email: cllaliberte@roadrunner.com
Address:
3071 West River Rd.
Sidney, ME 04330
 
WISCONSIN
Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm
Jim and Karen Hesprich
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window
June 15th - August 4th, 2024
By Appointment
Call or Text: 920-517-8156
Address:
W4343 Wild Goose Rd.
Waupun, WI 53963
 
MASSACHUSETTS
NEAFP Mill
Year-Round - Tues. to Fri.
 
By Appointment
Phone: 774-704-5897
Address:
115 N. 7th St.
Fall River, MA 02720

WASHINGTON STATE
La Vida Alpacas - Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill
Jean Van Effen
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window
July 13th-August 17th 2024
By Appointment
Phone: (360) 894-1273
Email: info@tahomavistafibermill.com
Address:
15631 159th Ln SE
Yelm, WA 98597
 
tahomavistafibermill.com
KENTUCKY
Round House Alpaca Farm
Sheryl Fisher
 
2024 Fiber Submission Window
JULY 13th - AUG. 17th, 2024
By Appointment
Phone: 859-494-8663
Address:
470 Boyers Chapel Road
Sadieville, KY 40370
 

 


Don't know what to prepare to send your fiber to NEAFP? Check out

VIDEO: Getting Started Submitting Alpaca Fiber



Mail-in / Drop-off

Shipping Fiber Directly to NEAFP

All fiber shipped to NEAFP must be properly identified with either a Fiber Bank Deposit Slip, Fiber Purchase Program Slip, or the Order Invoice the fiber is allocated to.

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

 

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

For packages under 25 lbs, USPS - Priority or Retail Ground are the most affordable options with the current DIM Weight changes implemented by all major parcel shippers.

To get the very best price on USPS, we recommend you create your shipping label through the USPS website and print it at home. This will also allow you to skip the line at the post office or arrange for it to be picked up.

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.

If you have a large amount of fiber that can be palletized, consider arranging trucking to deliver your fiber. You can reach out to us and we will help you arrange trucking (at the customer's expense).

With the changes to dimensional weight factoring into the shipping cost, it's critical to reduce the volume of your shipment by compressing your fiber. All excess air should be removed from each fiber bag to reduce the size of your box as much as physically possible.

Each box mailed in should be practically bursting at the seams, just be sure to reinforce the edges so it makes it during transit.


Drop Off Your Fiber to NEAFP

If you want to save on shipping costs, and you can make the trip, consider dropping off fiber to our Mill directly! If you would like to drop off fiber with us, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our Mill is open for drop-offs Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Can't make it to NEAFP? Have too much fiber to mail?

Find a Regional Collection Point Near You!


Don't know what to prepare to send your fiber to NEAFP? Check out

VIDEO: Getting Started Submitting Alpaca Fiber


 


Fiber Collection Sorting Queue

FIBER COLLECTION SORT STATUS

Updated 06/19/2024

As regional and event collections are delivered to NEAFP they will enter the sort queue.

Each collection will be sorted through in the order they are received and we keep this space updated so farms can get an idea of where their farm's fiber sits in the queue.

On the Sorting Table

VA Regional Collection - Reports Out

Eastern Alpaca Jamboree 4/2023 - Harrisburg, PA -Sorting Now

Mail / Mill Drop Offs - Sorting Now

2023 Collections

Fiber U Collection - Delivered to NEAFP July 2023 (on Deck)

PA Collection #1 + PAOBA FLEECE SHOW - Delivered to NEAFP August 2023

NY Collection #1 and #2 - Delivered to NEAFP Sept. 2023

PA Collection #2 - Wysong - Delivered to NEAFP Sept. 2023

WI Collection - Hesprich - Delivered to NEAFP October 2023

WA State Collection - Effen - Delivered to NEAFP October 2023

EMPIRE Showtacular 2023 - Delivered to NEAFP November 2023

KY State Collection- Delivered to NEAFP December 2023

 

2024 Collections

PAOBA EASTERN ALPACA JAMBOREE 2024 Harrisburg PA- Delivered to NEAFP April 2024

Completed Collections - 2023:

VA Regional Collection - Complete 05/2024

 

 

Completed Collections - 2022:

WI Regional Collection - Complete 12/2023 - Complete

MN Regional Collection  -  Complete 11/2023, Complete

EMPIRE & NEAOBA Showtacular Alpaca Show - Syracuse, NY - Complete 11/2023

WA State Collection - Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill / Effen - Sort Complete 10/4

KY State Collection 2022 - Sort Complete 10/4

PA Regional Collection #2 - Julie Wysong - Sort Complete 9/23

NY Collection #1 and #2 - Grant and Clark - Sort Complete 9/23

PAOBA Fleece Show Collection + PA Sheesley Collection #1

Complete

Maine & New Hampshire Regional Collections 2022 - Complete 4/17/2023

FIBER U 2022 - Lebanon, MO - Complete 4/5/23

Virginia Regional Collection #2 - Complete 3/20/23

Virginia Regional Collection #1 - Complete 3/20/2023

MAPACA Jubilee 2022 - Harrisburg, PA - Complete 12/2022