Llamas, Dept. 10
Please read the State Department of Agriculture rules, IAFE rules and the Durham Agricultural Fair Association General Rules for Livestock Exhibitors before entering.
- State of CT, Dept. of Agriculture, CT Fair & Show Requirements
- IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics
- Durham Fair General Rules for Livestock Exhibitors
2023 Entry Instructions
ENTRY IS A COMBINATION OF ONLINE AND MAIL-IN. To be an Exhibitor, you must:
- Enter online by clicking on the Online Entry link, follow the instructions and print the COMPLETED online entry form.
- Mail the following items postmarked after July 31 and before September 1 to Durham Fair Association, Attn. Livestock Entries, P.O. Box 225, Durham, CT 06422:
- Printed online entry form.
- Additional Entry Form printed and filled out.
- Health certificates for each animal entered.
- All applicable fees.
- Entries must arrive Thursday, the first day of the Fair, between 10 AM and 9 PM.
If you would rather use the offline entry form, please contact the Department Superintendent.
ILR Sanctioned Show/ILR Fee
There is a $5 fee per animal for each animal entered (not just shown). Make the check payable to “ILR.” Check should be sent to Asst. Superintendent when entry is made.
- Juvenile: 5 – 12 months
- Yearling: 13 – 24 months
- Two-year old: 25 – 36 months
- Adult: 37 months and older
- Depending on the number of entrants: There will be no more than 10 llamas per farm unit and there is a 3 – 5 stall limit. However, there will be a 2 llama per stall assignment. All llamas must be at least 5 months old. All llamas 13 months and older entered in approved classes, with the exception of youth classes, must be registered or have passed screening with the International Llama Registry (ILR) or the Canadian Livestock Record Corporation (CLRC).All llamas 18 months and under that are listed and need to be screened with the ILR do not have to be registered with the ILR. Non-Breeder llamas do not have to be registered or have passed screening with the ILR or CLRC. If Non-Breeders are not registered and wish to be in the ILR Award System and wish to show in halter, they must show in the adult Non-Breeder halter class. Breeding llamas entered in the 5 months through 12 months age divisions should at least have a copy of application pending. The showing of leased animals will only be allowed for 4-H members and youth under the age of 19 years. The lease must be in effect from Oct. of the prior year through the current show season.
- A llama that is being shown in a Youth division (Performance) cannot be shown in any of the Open Performance classes. (This means that no other person many show that particular animal in other performance classes.) A youth can show only 1 animal in the Youth division. If the youth has other animals, he or she is welcome to show them in the Open Performance divisions (i.e., Novice and Advanced).
- If the Novice and Advanced Performance classes are large, there will be a qualifying round Thurs. night (the first night of the fair) to determine the top 18 – 20 llamas that will compete in the Open Show.
- Youth under the age of 18 will not be allowed to show intact males in any class divisions.
TABLE OF CATEGORIES
|Class Code & Name||$ Prize Amount|
|01||Adult Showmanship: The 1st and 2nd place animals of each group of classes will return to the ring for selection of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|Light Wool: Males|
|Grand Champion Light Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Light Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Light Wool: Females|
|Grand Champion Light Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Light Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Medium Wool: Males|
|Grand Champion Medium Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Medium Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Medium Wool: Females|
|Grand Champion Medium Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Medium Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Heavy Wool: Males|
|Grand Champion Heavy Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Heavy Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Heavy Wool: Females|
|Grand Champion Heavy Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Heavy Wool Female||Ribbon & $50|
|Non-Breeder Llamas: Geldings, vasectomized males, spayed or non-reproductive females. (A registration or veterinarian certificate verifying condition must accompany animal.)|
|No Wool or Sex Division|
|Grand Champion Non-Breeder Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Non-Breeder Wool Male||Ribbon & $50|
|29||Bred and Owned Female: For breeding quality animals whose dams were owned by the exhibitor at the time of breeding and when the animals were born (no points awarded).||Ribbon & $50|
|30||Bred and Owned Male: For breeding quality animals whose dams were owned by the exhibitor at the time of breeding and when the animals were born (no points awarded).||Ribbon & $50|
|31||Junior Showmanship: (Ages 8 – 11 years)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|32||Intermediate Showmanship: (Ages 12-14 years)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|33||Senior Showmanship: (Ages 15 – 18 years)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|34||Get of Sire: Three offspring of the same sire, and by at least 2 different dams. All get must be shown in the appropriate halter classes.||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|35||Produce of Dam: Two offspring of the same dam. All produce must be shown in appropriate halter classes.||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|Fashionable Fiber Promotion
The purpose of the Durham Fair Fashionable Fiber Promotion is to promote llamas and Camelid fiber through visual presentation to the general public. There may be 2 people in 1 entry. Each entry will receive 1 ribbon and premium. The handler must have 50% of their outfit made from llama fiber. The outfit may be knitted, woven, felted, locker hooked, crocheted, etc. The more variety of uses with the llama fiber will benefit the entry and the handler does not have to have made the outfit. The llama must have been entered in the open llama show. The llama used in the ring does not have to be the llama that the fiber came from. Each entry must submit to the superintendent a 1 page commentary by 10 p.m. on Thurs. The commentary should include information about the handler, the llama, the outfit and their farm. This commentary will be read while the handler is in the ring.
The purpose of the Obstacle class is to demonstrate the well-trained llama’s obedience and willingness to go where his handler asks him. It will include several obstacles and there will be a time limit with penalties for dragging the animals. A course map will be posted prior to the class.
|40||Junior (8 – 11)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|41||Intermediate (12 – 14)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|42||Senior (15 – 18)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|Public Relations Class
This class is for the llama that participates in community activities, goes to schools, hospitals, service clubs and parades. The course will include obstacles of a type that may be encountered during interactions with the public. A course map will be posted prior to the class.
|45||Junior (8 – 11)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|46||Intermediate (12 – 14)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|47||Senior (15 – 18)||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
These classes are designed to present or simulate the conditions and obstacles actually encountered when packing llamas on a trail. The Young Pack division of the class is for young llamas in training who should not carry full weight because of their physical maturity.
|51||Advanced Pack Llama||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|52||Pack-Junior (8 – 11): Youth Pack Llama||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|53||Pack-Intermediate (12 – 14): Youth Pack Llama||50||40||30||15||7.5||5|
|54||Pack-Senior (15 – 18): Youth Pack Llama
Exhibitors must provide a training pack with 2 cinches or saddle and panniers. Packs will be filled with lightweight, bulky items provided by the exhibitor. Young pack animals should not carry full weight because of their physical maturity.
|Exhibitors must provide a saddle and panniers suitable for back country use. Packs will be filled with 40 lbs. provided by the exhibitor.|
|Grand Champion Performance Llama||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Performance Llama||Ribbon & $50|
|Grand Champion Novice Performance Llama||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Novice Performance Llama||Ribbon & $50|
|Grand Champion Junior Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Junior Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|Grand Champion Intermediate Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Intermediate Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|Grand Champion Senior Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|Reserve Champion Senior Youth Handler||Ribbon & $50|
|55||Best of Show Female: This award is presented to the female llama who accumulates the highest points in halter and performance classes.||Ribbon & $50|
|56||Best of Show Male: This award is presented to the male llama who accumulates the highest points in halter and performance classes.||Ribbon & $50|
|Llama Photo Class
This class is to promote the beauty and humor of llamas and the people through pictures. The photos must be 8 x 10”, framed and ready to hang. The photo must be labeled on the back of the frame with a 3 x 5” card with the following information: photographer’s name, farm name and title of picture. Photos will be judged Fri. morning. All entries must be turned in no later than 8 p.m. Thurs. night (no points awarded).
|57||Llama Photo||Ribbons Only|
|58||Llama & Person Photo||Ribbons Only|
|59||Llama & Child Photo||Ribbons Only|
|60||Humorous Llama Photo||Ribbons Only|
|Suri Llama Halter Classes||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th|
- Amy Carpenter
- Jim Walczak
- Morgan Beben
- Dianna Bloom
- Michele Bloom
- Jeffrey Carpenter
- Nelson Cunningham
- Chris Hamilton
- Charlotte Harrison
- Russ Harrison
- Jack Palumbo
- Toni Schiano
- Casey Schilling
- Matthew Schilling
- Jonathan Spafford