RAS Golden Fleece Show

RAS Golden Fleece Competition -
9th May 2020 - Rangiora Showgrounds.

Judge: Dean Ford


The New Zealand Royal Agriculture Society (RAS) are running the Golden Fleece competition and all Alpaca Fleeces are invited to enter.

Alpaca fleeces have been shown at the RAS Golden Fleece competition for the past 2 years. These fleeces have created strong interest from the public as well as sheep & angora breeders.

We have opened the competition to all fleeces grown here in NZ, as previous years it was only Supreme winning fleeces that were eligible.

The Huacaya Golden Fleece will receive a Triple Sash from the RAS along with $500-00 in prize money.

The Suri Golden Fleece will receive a Triple Sash from the RAS along with $500-00 in prize money.

Colour Champions will also be awarded in each of the following colours: White, Light Fawn, Mid/Dark Fawn, Brown, Grey, Roan, Fancy & Black. There must be at least 3 fleeces entered in Huacaya colour & Suri colour for a Colour Championship to be awarded.

Colour Champions will receive a Rosette along with $100-00 in prize money.

The fleeces will be micron tested and judged in their age & colour classes. Points will be allocated for micron and weight according to the age of the fleece, and then as per the NZ normal fleece judging. The highest winning fleece over all colours in Huacaya & Suri become the 2 Golden Fleeces.

The highest winning Fleece in each colour (as long as there are 3 fleeces in the colour) will become the Colour Champion in Huacaya & Suri.

The fleeces will be on display at the Rangiora Showgrounds on the 9th May 2020. The event is open to the public, so come along to see the fabulous alpaca fleece display and the numerous trade sites selling their products.

Entry Fee is $20-00 per fleece. If you are posting your fleece, please include a return postal bag and postage sticker and inform by email to the convenors that you are wanting your fleece posted back. People attending the event can remove their fleece/s at the end of the show when the RAS close the show. We have used a Post Office Box address to avoid rural delivery costs.

This is a wonderful public relations opportunity for all alpaca breeders to be able to showcase your natural coloured fleeces along with other natural fibre producers.

We look forward to receiving your fleece/s for this wonderful event and the great opportunity it gives us in showcasing alpaca fleeces to the greater public.

Fleeces Delivered or sent to: Shirley Grant P O Box 129 Cust 7444

Convenors: Ineke van Neuren & Shirley Grant