Showing your alpacas is essential if you want to achieve premium value for your alpacas. Of course, you have to have success in the show ring but the hard part beyond having good animals is to know how to show. There is an art as well as substance to the techniques and the wherewithal of doing well in the show ring. We highly recommend working with someone who is accomplished and comfortable showing because those qualities will rub off on you. After our move to a totally new farm and the recent enlargement of our family we have had little time to stay in the show ring. Now that our lives are beginning to take a rhythm we're looking forward to testing our breeding program against all comers.
Sugarloaf Captures First, Second and Third!
The winter may have been tough but it’s been a good spring at Sugarloaf Alpaca Company (SAC). Recently, Sugarloaf Alpaca Company’s three entries in the Maryland Alpaca Show (April 16-18, 2010) met with great success. We are Frederick County’s largest alpaca breeder and we were thrilled to win top honors for a light brown suri alpaca named Sugarloaf’s Sveta who earned a blue ribbon in the female yearling class. Her fiber’s fineness, luster, density and locking were noted by the judge as reasons for earning this prestigious recognition. SAC animals also won in two other classes. SAC’s Chancellor took a third place white ribbon for dark suri male alpacas. And, in the highly competitive white huacaya male alpaca class Sugarloaf’s Thunder Boomer was awarded a second place red ribbon. Each of the animals was shown by Nancy Brandt, owner of Sugarloaf Alpaca Company. Winning in the show ring is an affirmation of a breeder’s program and their ability to enhance the desired characteristics of the individual alpaca and the herd overall.