2018 Australian Alpaca Spectacular Exhibitor Information
Show Entries All show entries are to be completed online using eAlpaca.
Fleece Entries close at midnight on Monday 16 July 2018 for Fleece entries
Halter Entries for Halter and all other sections close at midnight on Friday 20 July 2018
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All exhibitors should read the AAS18 Regulations & Conditions document and ensure that they can comply with those conditions before lodging an entry. Only the registered owner of an exhibit or their appointed agent may lodge an entry. Only one agent may act for any exhibitor.
Fleece delivery instructions Fleece must be received by Friday 20th July at: Wahgungurry Alpacas 2276 Lawrence Rd Lower Southgate Grafton NSW 2460 Alternatively you may deliver fleece for onforwarding to: Alpha Centauri Alpacas or Elysion Alpacas 69 Robinson Rd 155 Foxgrove Rd Warrenbayne Vic 3670 Canyonleigh NSW 2577
Fleece deliveries must be received at these alternate addresses by 5pm on Tuesday 17th July Fleece identification forms may be downloaded from: www.australianalpacaspectacular.com.au/fleece-id-labels Fleece not received by the due date will not be judged.
Event Pricing Whilst we have done our utmost to keep prices to a minimum, there is a cost to being part of this world-class event.
Item Cost Halter entry $66.00 each Fleece entry $33.00 each Progeny entry To be entered at the event No charge Product entry $10.00 Young Judges Competition No charge Single pen $40.00 each Double pen $70.00 each Breeders display pen space $130.00 each Black display panels $33.00 each Electrical outlet $80.00 each Dinner event * Friday evening $80.00 per head * see web site for full details
Animal Health Particular attention is drawn to ensuring that all animals are in good health and fit to attend the show. It is the responsibility of interstate exhibitors to ensure that they comply with the stock travel requirements of their particular state.
Age of Alpaca Exhibits Age of animals will be calculated as at 23 August 2018. This calculation and all class allocations will be made automatically within the eAlpaca system. Arrival and Departure Exhibitors may arrive from noon Wednesday 22 August. All entries must be penned by 9.00pm Wednesday 22 August. Any exhibitors not penned by this time may be disqualified. Departures will commence at about 1pm on Sunday and all exhibits must be removed by 8am Monday 27 August. Early departure is only permitted by express permission from the convenor. At departure time please give consideration to those with the longest distance to travel.
Animal Inspections All inspections will be completed on Wednesday afternoon to allow for judging to commence promptly on Thursday morning.
Judging Times Alpaca classes will be judged from Thursday 23 August through to Sunday 26 August. The full judging timetable will be announced after the closure of entries.
Dress code Halter section handlers may wear either Special edition Australian Alpaca Spectacular shirt or white show coat, both with black trousers/skirt. A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
Companion Animals No companion animals will be permitted in show pens without the express approval of the Show Convenor prior to submitting entries.
Security An industry security officer will be present to safeguard your animals overnight. An experienced alpaca vet will be available on call throughout the weekend.
Advertising and Signage For sale signs, pull-up banners, flags, display alpacas and ribbons won at other shows are not permitted except in allocated breeder promotional displays that have been booked and paid for or have been allocated as part of a promotional package.
Promotional Opportunities A limited number of promotional opportunities are still available to put your stud in the limelight. These include pen displays, show bag inserts and support packages – something for every budget. Book early through eAlpaca for display pen space ($130) and show bag inserts ($100).
Feed Requirements Hay and chaff may be pre-ordered by contacting Bush Produce on 03 5443 5960
Power Supply Power supply for electric fans may be ordered at time of entry. All leads, fans and other appliances must have a current compliance tag attached.
Safety Information Please be aware of the safety needs for yourself, your fellow exhibitors, members of the public and the alpacas. If you see any safety hazards please report them to the shed captain (Shane Read) or the administration desk. Please ensure that your pen panels are secure and that pen construction is solid. If you have sheep panels as part of your pen construction be sure to avoid injury by putting tennis balls on the protruding parts. Do not block fire equipment or emergency exits at any time.
Cleanliness Be sure to keep your pens and surrounding areas in a clean and tidy condition. Place pen waste material in the designated areas and do not use garbage bins for this purpose. Tidy up after yourself if you are eating or drinking in the common areas. Dispose of all waste properly and be considerate of other users of the facilities. Smoking is not permitted in the building or within 10 metres of any entry/exit point.
Special Classes PROGENY GROUPS Progeny classes will be celebrated in a special section of the show on Sunday morning.
HUACAYA & SURI SIRES PROGENY - COLOUR GROUPS Group of 2 males and/or females, not necessarily owned or bred by one exhibitor but all progeny of the one sire from different dams. Progeny must be exhibited in the colour classes at this show. Entries to the Halter section of this class may be made at the show.
SIRES PROGENY - OPEN GROUPS Group of 3 males and/or females, not necessarily owned or bred by one exhibitor but all progeny of the one sire from different dams. Progeny must be exhibited in the colour classes at this show. Entries to the Halter section of this class may be made at the show.
DAMS PROGENY – OPEN GROUPS Group of 2 males and/or females, not necessarily owned or bred by one exhibitor but both progeny of the one dam by different sires. Progeny must be exhibited in the colour classes at this show. Entries to the Halter section of this class may be made at the show.
Product Competition All Product entries are to be completed and paid for online using eAlpaca. Please read the Product Schedule from the AAS Website for all the details www.australianalpacaspectacular.com.au/product-competition
Art & Photography Competitions The Art & Photography competitions are free to enter and open to all AAA members. Please see the AAS Website for all the details www.australianalpacaspectacular.com.au/photo-competition https://www.australianalpacaspectacular.com.au/art-competition
Young Judges Competition Competitors to be aged between 15-25 years. To qualify for entry to the Young Judges competition at the AAS a competitor must:
Have placed in the first three positions at the State Capital Royal of their state of residence
In the event that any of the first three placings at such event are filled by interstate competitors entry qualification will pass to the highest 3 placings by residents of that state.
The competition will be conducted as follows: One group of four animals and one group of four fleeces will be judged by the competitors. The competitors will then choose to present oral reasoning on one of these classes. Each competitor’s performance will be observed by an Overjudge who will allocate credit marks. The judging criteria to be used are that set out by the AAA Showing Rules. Dress code applies. The competitor judged as Champion Young Judge will receive a Sash and Trophy.
Most Valuable Huacaya Commercial Fleece Class This class has been created to underscore the focus on the breeding aspects of producing quality alpaca fibre for commercial purposes. The overall winner of the Most Valuable Huacaya Commercial Fleece will receive a distinctive Sash (not champion). Micron testing will occur for all fleeces entered. The class will be judged on a commercial basis for overall dollar value of each fleece, based on current prices that can be obtained on local/international markets. The valuation is calculated taking into consideration, fineness, length, overall excellence (style), faults, yield (impurities) and fleece weight. No fleece weight annualisation will take place in this class as the fleece is judged solely on how it presents for commercial processing. Any huacaya fleece shorn in the 18 months prior to this show may be entered in this class. Any fleece entered in this class may also be entered in the standard huacaya age/colour classes, provided that it is clearly marked with two separate entries on the entry form and the two separate fees are paid.
Progeny Fleece - Huacaya & Suri Sires Progeny Fleece - Open The Sire’s Progeny Fleece Class is comprised of two fleece exhibits from alpacas that are the progeny of the same sire. Both fleeces from this sire are evaluated simultaneously and should represent their sire’s ability to transmit positive traits to each of his progeny in a uniform and consistent manner. Fleeces entered in the Sire’s Progeny Class must be eligible (i.e. registered on the IAR) and entered in the Fleece Show in their respective fleece classes. The Show Convener will confirm the qualification of the entries. Both genders can be represented, but must be from two different dams. The colour and age of each alpaca within the group will not be a discriminating factor. Show entry is made in the name of the sire on the show entry form and the two fleeces being included for this class must also be nominated on the entry form. The sire’s fleece is not shown with this group entry (but may be shown individually within the Fleece Show).
Dams Progeny Fleece - Open The Dam’s Progeny Fleece Class is comprised of two fleece exhibits from alpacas that are the progeny of the same dam. Both fleeces from this sire are evaluated simultaneously and should represent their dam’s ability to transmit positive traits to each of her progeny in a uniform and consistent manner. Fleeces entered in the Dam’s Progeny Class must be eligible (i.e. registered on the IAR) and entered in the Fleece Show in their respective fleece classes. The Show Convener will confirm the qualification of the entries. Both genders can be represented, but must be by two different sires. The colour and age of each alpaca within the group will not be a discriminating factor. Show entry is made in the name of the dam on the show entry form and the two fleeces being included for this class must also be nominated on the entry form. The dam’s fleece is not shown with this group entry (but may be shown individually within the Fleece Show).
MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR Combined Suri halter and fleece classes Combined Huacaya halter and fleece classes The Award shall be determined as follows: For the highest Awards in each relevant Class points shall be allocated on the basis of 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1. Should there be fewer than 5 Awards in any one Class, the points shall be on the said basis in order of merit. (E.g. If only 3 Entries in a Class, points will be allocated 5, 4 & 3). In addition there shall be: 3 points for any Champion 2 points for any Reserve Champion 5 points for Supreme Champion (Colour) 5 points for Grand Champion 5 points for Grand Supreme Champion Points shall be awarded for halter and fleece results. Points will be calculated automatically under the supervision of the scorekeeper.
The Exhibitor gaining the highest number of points shall be the winner. In the event of two or more Exhibitors gaining the same number of points the Exhibitor gaining the greatest number of first places shall be the winner. Should a tie still occur, the second and third places will be taken into consideration. In all Most Successful Exhibitor competitions points for any one entry shall only be awarded to one exhibitor. If an exhibit has joint ownership then the points shall be awarded to the stud listed in the catalogue as the exhibitor.
MOST SUCCESSFUL SMALL BREEDER Combined Suri halter and fleece classes Combined Huacaya halter and fleece classes As for Most Successful Exhibitor but restricted to exhibitors with less than 50 registered alpacas as at August 1st 2018