Snowmass Sterling Silver
Herdsire at Alpacs of Montana Farm
To get the judgest opinion of your alpaca (which only happens if youa re in the top few in the class and measure against its peers. Once the winner is picked, the judge often gives an overview of his opinion on why one alpacas was “better” than the other in this setting. After the judging event, I almost always go to the 3-4 top competitors to see first hand the structure of the fleece and why they were / were not chosen. This educates me on where my breeding program is compared to other alpaca breeders.
To have a good day out in the company of other alpaca breeders.
To gain a ribbon that will increase the value of your alpaca, either on direct sale after the Show on the hype of the broad ribbon gained, or through generating demand for breeding services based on the success.