AlpacaGram 10.24 | Spin-Off Deadline Extended

2023 AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 10.24May 11, 2023

Deadline Extended for the National Spin-Off Competition

The deadline to enter the National Spin-Off Competition has been extended to May 27.

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.

There is still time to enter and earn valuable feedback on the end-use quality of your fleece!

spin-off competition

Registration closes Saturday, May 27. Entries must be received by May 31 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

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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.

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