Saturday 10th August – International Fleece Show
Sunday 11th August – Seminar ”Alpaca Breeding – Goals and Evaluation”
Judge of the year
We are honoured to welcome judge Barbara Hetherington from Beck Brow Alpacas in England to this years show! Barbara is an authorized BAS-judge since 2017 and has already judged at several halter and fleece shows in both England and the European mainland. Since 15 years she has continuously studied the alpaca and its fleece vigourusly. In her breeding of huacaya, and since 2016 also suri, she only uses top genetics, which has given her great success with her breeding and in the showring. She has a key role and strong envolvement in the organizing of many of the bigger shows in England. We very much look forward to take part of her profound experience as a judge during Saturdays Fleece Show and also as a breeder at the Sunday seminar.
News no 1 – Fleece test!
All fleeces entered in the Show will be tested by the AAFT (aaft.com.au) for micron etc, which is included in the entry fee of 250,- per fleece. Paul Vallely and Carita Saarinen from the AAFT will be available at the Saturday show from 9am-4pm if you would like to test other animals in your herd. Price list can be found at www.aaft.com.au, start up fee will not be charged. You will have a total evaluation of your herd and how you can use the results in your breeding plan.
News no 2 – Spinners Choice!
Our spinning judges Lisa Johansson, Sara Gjerdet and Boel Hjalmarsson will be appointing the Spinners Choice of the day!
News no 3 – Category Light Fawn
This year we also have a Light Fawn Category!
SM in Alpaca Fleece
For the third year we announce a Swedish Master in Alpaca Fleece! The price goes to the swedish owned fleece with the overall highest points!
What is a Fleece Show?
In the alpaca world there are 2-3 kinds of shows/competitions. In the halter show you show the animal, in a fleece show only the fleece is evaluated. The Fleece Show is a fantastic way to have a professional and profound evaluation of the fleece, meanwhile transportation of the alpaca is avoided.
The fleece should be prepared thoroughly before entering the show. Already at the shearing the shearer should be informed the fleece will be a ’show fleece’. It is cut in a special way, rolled up and put in a paper bag. We kindly ask you to avoid cloth or other material that can cause static electricity and make the fleece difficult to judge. Before the fleece is sent to the Show is should be skirted, see more information about ’Skirting’. At the Show the judge will examine the fleece according to a specific protocol where many different qualities are evaluated.
Fleece Show rules
– membership in Alpaca & Friends
– the alpacans age the day it was shorn
– huacayas must be shorn yearly and the fleece cannot be older than 15 months. Suris must be shorn regularly and the fleece may not exceed 36 months
– the colour of the alpaca close to the skin at the midside the day the alpaca was shorn. If in doubt the judge will decide the colour category at the show
– every participating fleece will get a written evaluation from the Judges Score Card
– all fleeces will this year be tested by the AAFT which is included in the entry fee
– contestants must accept the judges desicion and this cannot be disputed
The entry form to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org the 15th of July at the latest together with payment to Iban SE0395700000005251231592 BIC SPSDSE23 Alpaca & Friends. Nb!! Please mark the payment with your name!
Price each fleeces: 250 SEK up to 9 entries, 10 and more 200 SEK/fleece
Price membership: 250 SEK
Price workshop: 850 SEK per person, including light lunch and refreshments
The fleece to be folded once (huacaya) and put in a paper bag. Please avoid cloth or other material which can cause static electricity. Please send the parcel to:
Catharina Brorman, Ryadalsvägen 103-12, 275 71 Lövestad, Servicepoint Malmgrens Lotteriservice, Storgatan 35, 275 71 Lövestad (all address is needed), 22nd July at the latest. Each fleece should include Fleece ID inside the fleece and Name tag with the owners name and adress plus the Alpacas name, on the outside of each fleece.
These documents are important:
- Entry form mailed to email@example.com
- Fleece ID to be put inside each fleece
- Name tag to be put outside each fleece
- Skirting info to be studied thouroughly for best result!
1st and 2nd place will be given in every class, if the total points is 60 or higher.
In every colour there will be appointed a colour champion and a reserve colour champion.
A Supreme Champion Suri and Supreme Champion Huacaya will be given to the respective fleece with overall most points.
Winner of the title SM (Swedish Master) in Alpaca Fleece will be given to the swedish owned fleece with highest points.
Winner of the title Spinners Choice will be given to the fleece chosen by a Jury of Spinners.
We also have competitions with sponsorprices, a chance for participants being on site to win prices!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Anne-Line Scheele +46 76 768 1720.