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First judge appointed for Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

RASV is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally recognised Alpaca judge, Mrs Sara Jane MacLennan, who will preside over this year’s Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show.

An AOA Certified Judge since 2005, and a Judge Trainer for the Judge Apprenticeship Program, Sara Jane has judged both halter and fleece shows across the United States and Canada.

Nominated by the RASV Alpaca Committee, Sara Jane is committed to a fair and thorough examination of all alpacas entered in shows as well as clear oral reasons for placement.

Having taught many seminars on breeding strategies, selection, and fleece evaluation, and conducted numerous herd evaluations, Sarah Jane is dedicated to promoting alpaca health and has raised significant funds for the University Veterinary Hospitals in both Colorado and Kansas.

Sara Jane first encountered alpacas in 1971 while living and working in South America and with her husband Hugh began Dundee Farm in 1996. They designed and built their farm at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Sedalia Colorado, where they stand several huacaya studs.

Sara Jane is an urban designer and has spent her professional career working on large scale downtown revitalization and transportation projects in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe and Asia.

The remaining halter judge and fleece judge will be announced shortly.