AlpacaGram 10.09 | EPD Producers Report
2022 EPD Producer Report
Dr. Enn's Producer Report is now available online for the 2022 Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) genetic evaluation. EPDs set AOA registered alpacas apart from others around the world, providing information that helps AOA members make breeding and buying decisions that support rapid and effective genetic gain!
This year’s analysis included observations for at least one trait on 44,112 Huacaya and 9,684 Suri animals. This translates to 84,752 huacayas and 18,222 suris for a total of 102.974 alpacas with EPDs.
Note that alpacas with no trait data submitted may still have a calculated EPD. The calculation includes four generations back from an alpaca with submitted data.
Be sure to download and archive your EPD report for 2022 (previous EPD calculations are not archived).
Plan Ahead for the 2023 Calculation
AOA will once again collect samples at the office and ship them to SGS. Shipping will occur every time we have a full box. You can still ship your samples directly to SGS at any time. This service is being offered to keep shipping costs down for our members when possible. The deadline to submit samples for the 2023 calculation is August 3, 2023.
Packaging Instructions for Fleece Testing
For more information on EPDs, check out the education on Alpaca Academy or watch the educational videos by Dr. Enns.
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