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Collection Coordinator

Printable pdf Coordinator instructions. Printable pdf AFCNA CLIP COLLECTION SUMMARY REPORT. We offer FREE organized shipping through our office, picked up directly at your farm and delivered to our Sorting and Grading warehouse in Tennessee. The qualification for this free shipping is that you have at least 500 lbs. of fiber collected, which can be a combination of your own fiber and that of other farms near you. First of all, thanks for considering being a collection point!! We appreciate all of our collectors and realize that it is a responsibility that you are taking on to help benefit al...

Sorter tips

Sorting Tips Dear AFCNA members We want to let you know how important you are to us and how important your fleece is to the success of the co-op. With that said, it is important that we have guidelines for the clip collection so that everyone gets the credit they deserve for the fiber they have sent. Our fiber sorters have compiled some tips and pointers that might make the clip collection process more efficient. We have many members who tumble their alpaca fiber. This is only beneficial if the fleece has been properly skirted. Otherwise, the guard hair and good fiber get matted together so i...

Organizing a Regional Clip Collection

How To Organize A Regional Clip Collection Overview Update coming!!!! ...

Clip Call 2016

2016 Clip Call pdf AFCNA is calling for skirted or unskirted fiber that is Grade 5 or finer (32 micron or less).  All fiber must be between 2″ and 6″ in staple length. Depending upon each alpaca’s unique fiber characteristics, acceptable fiber may come from the blanket, britch, leg or neck areas (Firsts or Seconds).  These are the areas colored green and blue in this drawing.   E to J are reasons all or portions of your fleece was not accepted for credit 1) Too Much variation and/or second cuts present. 2)  Excessive guard hair. Cannot be used in any AFCNA product. 3) Exce...

Clip Supplier Form

Download the updated 2016 Clip Supplier form before sending in your 2015 clip. 2016 Clip Supplier form PDF 2016 Clip Supplier form Word To help us track and account for your fiber properly, please download and use the forms below (please be sure to include your address on the form!):     ...

Collection Sites

Collection Site Lists are in the process of being updated and will be posted as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please call the office if you need further assistance with locating a collection site. 1-877-859-0172 You do not have to send your fiber to a collection site.  You can ship your fiber directly to AFCNA at any time in the clip call period.  However, AFCNA encourages members to work together to help each other save money on transportation expenses.  If a group of members combine their shipments to achieve a single shipment of at least 500 pounds, AFCNA will arrange wi...

Fiber Collection & Clip Care Manual

Every year our members shear thousands of pounds of fiber from their alpaca herds. By agreement, a portion of that fiber should be sent to AFCNA. All fiber contributions are graded and sorted and your member accounts are credited based on the quantity and quality of fiber you send. Patronage refunds (dividends) are apportioned based on those contributions. As members, you can increase the value of your fiber contributions to the Coop and maximize the return on investment for yourselves and the entire AFCNA membership by: Practicing good husbandry–nutrition and fleece cleanliness on the ...