ACGA National Fleece Competition
Entering the competition allows you to compare your performance against the best. Winning a section is nice, winning an award is better, but the real reason to enter is the printout.
The printout not only details your fleece results, but the results of all other entrants. It is an information gold mine!
As you are trying to get the greatest amount of down within a price bracket. Breeders tend to select fleeces close to the boundary. Enter to see who went just a little too far, and ended up with a value of zero dollars. (It happens to everyone at some stage!)
Entry Fee: Fee for entry into sections A,B & C is $12 per fleece.
The Awards are:
The Sir Alan Smith Quaiche
A perpetual trophy and special prize certificate for the fleece of highest commercial value from Section A, B or C.
The H.S. Whittham Breeders Trophy
A perpetual trophy and special prize certificate for the fleece of highest commercial value from section A.
The Gossamer Down Cashmere Trophy
The Forte Trophy
For the most successful exhibitor. A perpetual trophy and special prize certificate for the most successful entrant, i.e. the entrant having the highest combined value of three fleeces entered into the competition.
(The Dreaded Goat Lamp was the name given to this trophy by a then 9 year old Paul Esson and the name has stuck!)
The Belisa Cashmere Trophy
For the brown fleece of highest commercial value.
This is the good prize to win, its usually beautiful crystal that you get to keep!
The Hazlegrove Trophy
The Jim Browne Karakan Trophy
The Ron Vickers Memorial Trophy
A perpetual trophy and special prize certificate for the highest combined value of three fine fleeces (under 16.7 micron) from bucks/ does, two tooth and over, in Sections A,B & C.
The Bruce Mc Gregor Trophy
A perpetual trophy and special prize certificate for the highest combined value of three cashmere wether fleeces, in Sections A,B or C.
Certificates for first, second and third in each class
Cetificates for the highest down weight in each micron category.
Certificates for the highest value fleece from each state.