Cashmere Goat Association

NWCA - CGA Fleece Competition

                                                      OCTOBER 5, 2019

                                                     TUNBRIDGE, VT

The joint CGA/NWCA Fleece Competition for 2019 was held at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT, in conjunction with the CGA Cashmere Goat Show.  Over 100 fleeces from all over the United States were submitted for assessment.   A new option for "assessment only (not competition)" was offered this year, since the CGA Goat Database and Registry is ready to receive new candidates, and 22 goat owners took advantage of the opportunity to have a fleece evaluated so that a goat could be considered for inclusion in the CGA Cashmere Goat Registry.  Twenty-one of the twenty-two fleeces submitted for assessment-only qualified, and all of the fleeces submitted for the competition met the standard.  CGA members are still in the process of entering information from the competition (and goat show) into the database, but soon there will be more than 200 goats registered as North American Cashmere Goats.  

Wendy Pieh from Bremen, Maine spent a long day scrutinizing every fleece and scoring their attributes on CGA's standard scorecard, which records scores and data for mean fiber diameter, style (aka "crimp"), length, differentiation, uniformity, and total fleece weight.  Once all the fleeces had been judged, placements were assigned in each of the classes, and grand champions were selected.   Detailed competition results will appear in Hoofprints, the CGA newsletter, and here are the top placements for each class:

Yearling bucks:          CSM Valor        1st place         SGF Pepe        2nd place

2-year-old bucks:       CSM Wangoli   1st place         CFC Copper     2nd place

3-year-old bucks:       CSM Wolimba  1st place         SGF Stedman  2nd place

GRAND CHAMPION BUCK FLEECE:       CSM WANGOLI

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BUCK FLEECE:     CFC COPPER


Yearling does:          CFC Bonnie Blue  1st place     CSM Kukoma     2nd place

2-year-old does:       CPRC Jana          1st place     HBF Jovi             2nd place

3-year-old does:       NORH  Bubbles    1st place     SGF Snow White    2nd place

4-year-old does:       CSM Opal            1st place     CSM Princess Diana   2nd place

5-year-old does:       CSM Thanzi          1st place     CSM Rye            2nd place

6-year-old does:       CSM Kachiwiri      1st place     CSM Mtuka        2nd place

Senior does:             X003 Oprah          1st place      SGF Ceci           2nd place

GRAND CHAMPION DOE FLEECE:       CSM THANZI

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION DOE FLEECE:     X003 OPRAH

                         BEST IN SHOW:      CSM WANGOLI


 

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