Family-owned Kurrawa Alpacas, located in Bellbrae, has taken home the top titles of Supreme Champion Huacaya for Kurrawa Legends Armed N Dangerous and Supreme Champion Suri for Kurrawa Ready Aim Fire, at the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show on the weekend.
The judging of the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show took place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July at Melbourne Showgrounds, with the competition split into three major sections- Huacaya, Suri and Fleece.
The Supreme Champion Huacaya and Suri both went to white sires from Kurrawa, which is situated on the Victorian surf coast and is home to about 450 alpacas.
Natasha Clark of Kurrawa also received the title of Most Successful Suri Exhibitor.
Glenda Bartlett of Stud: Surtierra, Chewton, was awarded Supreme Champion Fleece for fleece from Surtierra Ferrerro, a medium brown male aged 18 months.
Most Successful Huacaya Exhibitor was awarded to Ms P Walduck of MIllduck Alpaca Stud, located in Harcourt North near Bendigo. Ms Walduck was also awarded Champion Senior Male for a dark fawn Huacaya sire.
RASV CEO, Mark O’Sullivan said “The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show saw some outstanding entries this year and RASV would like to congratulate all those who participated, in particular our three Supreme Champion winners.”
“With 185 entries, The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show continues to make its mark as Victoria’s premier alpaca competition.”
The 2015 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show was presided over by highly recognised and respected, Alpaca Owners Association certified international judge Sara Jane Maclennan.
Conducted annually by RASV, The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show showcases some of the best alpacas from around Australia and provides an opportunity for exhibitors to promote and benchmark their stud.
Now in its third year as a stand-alone event, the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show provides exhibitors with an enhanced experience, including better access, a dedicated event space and valuable networking opportunities.
For a full list of results visit http://www.rasv.com.au/Events/RMS_Alpacas_Home/