Australian Alpaca Yarn

Purpose for fleece collection

Australian Alpaca Yarn / Alpaca Ultimate purchases fleece from growers to make into alpaca yarn that is sold under its own branding Australian Alpaca Yarn / Alpaca Ultimate. We do not on sell raw fleece.

Fleece types collected

At the moment only Huacaya fleece is collected however it is envisaged that in the future the purchase of suri fleece will be part of the business.

Fleece Colour

We purchase all colours of fleece.

What are your fleece preparation requirements?

Australian Alpaca Yarn / Alpaca Ultimate has certain criteria that need to be met to purchase fleece from growers. All specifications on what we accept are on the website www.australianalpacayarn.com.au under the ‘Fleece’ page.

Do you offer training on your fleece preparation requirements?

While no set times or dates are allocated for the training of fleece preparation we are always willing to train small groups or individuals on how to prepare their fleeces and the most effective way to set up and skirt at shearing time to obtain the best price for their fibre. We offer this training at no charge to the grower/s.

How do you accept delivery of fleece?

Given the nature of the alpaca fleece we require that all fleeces be presented in individual bags. We undertake grid sampling on all fleeces that we receive to ensure that all fleece is classed into its specific lines and payment is made based on the results of the grid test. All details are available on our website. We do not accept bales of combined fleeces from growers.

Do you have standard prices for fleece supplied specified in colour and micron ranges and how is the price determined?

The prices that we pay based on micron and colour are always available on our website www.australianalpacayarn.com.au under the ‘Fleece’ page:

Current buying specifications and prices for white or light fawn fleeces

Micron Comfort Factor Price - If registered for GST Price - If not registered for GST
Under 20 97+% $22.00 $20.00
20 - 21.99 95+% $22.00 $20.00
22 -23.99 90+% $17.60 $16.00
24 - 25.99 85+% $13.20 $12.00
26 - 28 75+% $8.80 $8.00

 

Current buying specifications and prices for coloured fleeces

Micron Comfort Factor Price - If registered for GST Price - If not registered for GST
Under 20 97+% $11.00 $10.00
20 - 21.99 95+% $11.00 $10.00
22 -23.99 90+% $8.80 $8.00
24 - 25.99 85+% $6.60 $6.00
26 - 28 75+% $4.40 $4.00

 

Fleeces are weighed when received and then processed with all the fibre not meeting specifications for our main lines placed in skirtings where growers are paid the current skirtings price. There is a charge to the grower of $1.20 per fleece test. All results of the grid tested fleeces are supplied to the grower at the time of payment.

How and when is payment made to growers who supply fleece to you?

We endeavour to process fleeces and make payment within 120 days after grid testing.  However, at certain times of the year when workloads are busy this may not be possible.  We will always endeavour to complete your fleeces and make payment as soon as possible. A fleece consignment form needs to be completed and supplied at time of fleece delivery so that payment can be made.

Contact:

Website: www.australianalpacayarn.com.au

Email: sales@australianalpacayarn.com.au

Phone:  Tim 0429 783 575 or Graham 0427 455 633