What do we do the our alpaca herd’s annual fiber yield, you ask? Well it depends on the what part of the animal the fiber is from and the degree of fineness and uniformity of the fleece. We typically use three main fiber processors: NAAFP, the Alpaca Blanket Project and Ingrid’s Rugs. There are other fantastic options out there like AFCNA and CIABA so breeders have plenty of choice.
Most of our fiber will get processed into luxurious end products like skeins of yarn, scarves and blankets. The coarser fiber will get processed into incredibly warm and durable socks and rugs.
Like we always say, “If your alpaca must be sheared yearly, it is doing its job. Are you doing yours?”