The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is calling on alpaca breeders from across Australia to enter the 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show held on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 July at Melbourne Showgrounds.
The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show showcases the finest alpacas from breeders around Australia and is split into three major sections: Huacaya, Suri and Fleece.
Ron Condon, winner of last year’s prestigious Supreme Champion Huacaya, said “We’ve been breeding alpacas for more than 23 years and still get a thrill out of winning.
“Being awarded the Supreme Champion in the Huacaya section at the 2013 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show was very special to us and we encourage both experienced and new breeders to enter the competition,” Mr Condon said.
RASV CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the RASV is looking to build on the success of last year’s event, which attracted a strong 179 entries.
“The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show provides breeders with a fantastic opportunity to promote and benchmark their studs and the RASV encourages breeders from across the country to enter,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) accredited judges Ms Jude Anderson and Mr Peter Kennedy will preside over this year’s competition.
For the first time, exhibitors can enter the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show online and receive a 10 per cent discount on entry fees. Entries close on Friday, 6 June.
The 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show provides exhibitors with an enhanced experience, including better access, a dedicated event space and valuable networking opportunities.
The Show is open to the public on Saturday, 12 July from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, 13 July from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Entry is free.
For further information, visit http://www.rasv.com.au/alpacas or contact Vibeke Pederson of the RASV on 03 9281 7473 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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