In the IFA alpaca judging system, no fiber goes to waste & no program is without its value.

Because of your hard work, the demand for alpaca fiber is steadily increasing, simultaneously creating opportunities for programs to supply the growing markets seeking all grades of fiber.

With an emphasis on nurturing a more sustainable industry, IFA recognizes the value of efficiently producing desired genetics, healthy stock, and increased fiber yields. Therefore, under Innovative Fleece Assessment, the primary criteria of judging is placed on fiber uniformity, fiber quality & length in their respective grades.

As alpaca breeders, we rightfully take pride in sharing our successes. As part of the IFA judging process, you receive invaluable data-driven information provided by professionally trained judges – information you can take to help you make decisions to evolve your programs relative to the end-use you choose.

For more information on the system, its advantages and how it may be different than what you’re currently used to, check out the handy infographic and the videos below, where IFA creator and international alpaca judge Amanda Vandenbosch of Flying Dutchman Alpacas and Stanford Livestock International explains the system, as well as the scorecard that IFA uses.

Finally, make sure to sign up for our mailing list to join us on this journey and be kept up to date on upcoming IFA shows, opportunities to sell your IFA-scored fleece, and the evolution of IFA itself. You can click here or find the sign up form below. And feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Let’s Evolve Together & Open Up New Opportunities With IFA!

IFA Innovative Fleece Assessment The Evolution of Alpaca Judging Infographic
IFA Innovative Fleece Assessment Alpaca Judging Detailed Explanation & Scorecard Analysis Coming Soon
IFA Evolution of Alpaca Judging Sample Scorecard & Assessment


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