Entries are now open for the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, with the competition to be judged in colour sections for the first time in 2017.
Based on industry trends and exhibitor feedback, sections will run in the order of dark through light in both Huacaya and Suri, with classes then divided into age and sex for judging.
The 2017 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show also sees the introduction of awarding Best in Show, with Supreme Champion Huacaya and Suri alpacas to compete against each other for the title.
Alpacas have been part of the Royal Melbourne Show since 1991, with 37 entries in that first year. Since then the high quality of animals shown reflects the success Australian breeders have had over this short period of time.
The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show is held in July each year and has made a name as one of the most prestigious Alpaca competitions in Australia. The RASV’s decision to hold the inaugural Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show as a stand-alone event promotes a stronger focus on breeders and opportunities for industry networking
The Alpaca Youth Parader competition will be held during the Royal Melbourne Show to promote and support young leaders in the alpaca industry.