Once again Eastern Alpaca Group will be looking to award the special Spirit of the Industry Trophy at the East of England Fleece Show 2021.

The Spirit of the Industry Trophy, with a special rosette, will be awarded to the fleece that exemplifies those qualities that will most benefit the British Fibre Industry as it strives to maximise the potential of British alpaca fibre.

It will only be awarded to fleeces of alpacas three years and older which demonstrate superiority in commercial traits. Traits that will be taken into consideration by the Judge will be, but not limited to, fineness, uniformity of all traits, staple length and weight.

It may be awarded to either Suri or Huacaya, only if the fleece meets the criteria. Otherwise the Trophy will fo forward to the following year unawarded.

The prestigious trophy was kindly donated by Alpaca Evolution and will be held by the winner for one year.

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