Supreme win for visitors

Visitors took out the top awards for alpacas at the show.

Wayne and Sandra Allison, of Rangiora, won supreme huacaya with Stoney Meadows Honeydew, an eight-month-old mid/dark fawn female.

They were delighted with their win in the closely contested class, which saw 31 huacaya entered.

The couple have won championships before at South Island shows but this was their first time in Nelson.

Derek Johnson and Catherine McDonald, of Wairau Valley, won best suri from five animals entered.

Show stalwarts Ted and Clare Ford, who have done much to keep the dairy cattle section going, won supreme champion for the second year in a row with a jersey heifer calf.

There were 27 dairy and a disappointing 12 beef entries.

Julie Gill, of East Takaka, won the supreme champion sheep with a southdown ram in what was a small yarding.