The Grafton Show will be hosting a special alpaca event at this year’s show, with more than one hundred of the finest of the breed entered for the 10th anniversary of showing alpacas at Grafton.
Local breeder, Pauline Glaser is excited about the event and believes this year’s show will be best since the breed started in the Clarence Valley.
“A large number of breeders will be attending the event from all over NSW, from Nanango in the north to the Hunter in the south and we are featuring alpaca wool displays and tastings of alpaca meat as well,” Pauline said.
“An international judge has already been appointed for and we are excited about that.”
The Clarence Valley has eight alpaca studs who are members of the Australian Alpaca Association.
According to Pauline Glaser, the animal can live for fifteen to twenty years and grow to about one metre. They weigh up to 70 kilograms. The cutest animal in the whole show one judge was reported to say.
Ownership of alpacas is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, so visit this year’s Grafton Show and talk to an alpaca!