Educate alpaca producers on the benefits of grading and sorting fleeces to improve usability and return on investment.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,996.50
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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  • Animal Products: fiber, fur, leather


  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    This project will provide education materials and fleece grading and sorting services to alpaca fleece producers. Offer seminar at farm events and education sessions at regional or national alpaca conferences.

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