Held at Deloraine Showgrounds on Sunday, February 19
The annual Angora show was held at the Deloraine Showgrounds, in conjunction with the All Breeds Summer Show.
The judge was Audrey Gaffney and here is her report –
Tasmanian Division Annual Show 2023
I had the pleasure of judging the 2023 Tas Division show which was part of the Annual All Breeds
There were 4 breeders exhibiting 21 goats and 5 exhibiting 11 fleeces. It was nice to see a new exhibitor, Barry Cant. Barry has acquired goats from Peter & Vicki Winley.
There was a reasonable number of fleeces exhibited, fourteen in total, which was better than the nine exhibited last year. The winning fleece came from Class 11: Skirted fleece of young goat doe, exhibited by Neethorpe Angoras (Brian Smith). The Reserve Champion Fleece came out of Class 13: Skirted fleece – hair type of doe or wether, exhibited by Elonera Angoras (Eian Rayner).
As mentioned earlier, 21 goats were exhibited and I was very impressed by all exhibits and the standard in Tasmania continues to improve and is of high quality.
The Champion Buck bred by Brian Smith was Class: Buck 3 years and over: Neethorpe Angoras: Henrieta. He was well grown and had an excellent fleece of finer quality and went on to win Supreme Exhibit.
The Champion Doe was also bred by Brian Smith and was Class: Doe 1 year and under 2 years Neethorpe Angoras: Neethorpe 2106.
Champion Kid was a doe kid bred Don & Gaye Ackland and was Henrietta Angoras: Henrietta J067.
Thank you to all the exhibitors and a special thank you to Annie Blackwell for her excellent stewarding of the show!
Full Results are shown below.2023-Annual-Angora-Show
Below are some images from the show (courtesy Mary Orledge). Click on an image to enlarge.