World Alpaca Congress
The first ever international fleece competition was held in conjunction with the Sydney Royal Show and the World Alpaca Congress in Australia this weekend.
With 480 fleeces and over 400 delegats from, throughout the world,
it was a fantastic event.
Silverstream for the first time were able to compete against some of the best fleeces in the world.
To our absolute delight, four of our eight fleeces entered won ribbons against some very tough competition.
Silverstream Fletcher was placed 1st in the 6-12 month brown class
Silverstream First Rate was placed 2nd in the 12-18 month light fawn class
Silverstream Fashion Show was placed 3rd in the 18-30 month medium fawn class
Silverstream Deja Vu was placed 4th in the 18-30 month white class
Fashion Show's 3rd placing was made even more special when it was announced that the Supreme Champion was the animal that beat her in the mid/dark fawn class - Forestglen Seth
Deja Vu's 4th placing was in a very large class of 54 fleeces
Silverstream Fletchers fleece was grid sampled and came back at an amazing
15.8u, 3.5 sd, 15.5sf 22.2cv and 99.6 cf
We now know that NZ can compete successfully against the best fleeces in the world.