AlpacaGram 10.22 | Time is running out to enter the Spin-Off Competition

2023 AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 10.22May 4, 2023

Time is Running Out to Enter
the 2-Ounce Challenge!

Earn valuable feedback on the end-use quality of your fleece in the Spin-Off Competition!

Enter last year’s fleeces (fleeces shorn on or after 1/1/2022) in the National Spin-Off Competition to find out how you compare.

For those who may not be familiar with the Spin-Off Competition, participants submit a 2 ounce sample of an alpaca’s fleece. The judges, all experienced spinners, hand-spin the sample and give feedback on factors including uniformity, ease of spin, and overall appeal. Not only do you gain valuable feedback but this information can then be used to improve your fleece marketing.

spin-off competition

Registration closes in ONE WEEK on May 12. There is still time to enter! Mail-in fleeces must be received by May 20 and can be sent to:

Patty Fuller
2621 Mount Tabor Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060

If you have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to reach out to Spin-Off Superintendent, Patty Fuller, at 540-953-0439 or

Register for Spin-Off

AOA National Education And Fiber Conference

The Spin-Off Competition is part of the AOA National Fleece Show, held in conjunction with the AOA National Education & Fiber Conference (NEFC). Join us in Burlington, Kentucky, July 14–16, for a weekend of education, networking, and skill-building.

Register for NEFC

NEFC Sponsors

Big Timber Alpacas, LLCAOA Gold BenefactorsCas-Cad-Nac Farm LLC

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