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Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-3438


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Announcing an ILR-SD

Llama Fleece Judging Clinic



August 6 & 7, 2010 for Educational Clinic

August 6,7 & 8, 2010 for Judges

Friday & Saturday: 8:00 AM 4:30 PM; Sunday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM


Host:  Dr. Kristy Brown, Sparta, WI

Instructor: Fran Soukup 

Assistant:  Judy Ross



Coordinator:  Kristy Brown 608-487-5964 or


Fee:  $150 for Judges & Apprentices; $100 for Education Participants


Application Deadline:  July 20, 2010 


Nearest airport is Lacrosse, WI, serviced by Delta and American Airlines

(20min from clinic taxi service available)

Host Hotel:  Super 8, 716 Avon St., Interstate I94 & Hwy 27, Sparta WI 54656

Phone:  608-269-8489 ~ Fax: 608-269-8449   

Additional Hotel locations:


125 Buol Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
Toll Free Reservations: 800-396-5007


Best Western Sparta Trail Lodge

4445 theater Road, Sparta, WI 54656

Phone: 608-269-2664 ~ Fax: 608-269-2994

The Llama Fleece Judging Clinic will cover the following topics: * Primary Characteristics of the Various Types of Llama Fleece * Fiber Terminology and Definitions * Review of Current ILR-SD Guidebook * Rules and Judging Criteria for all Fleece Types and Fleece Products * Determining Density and Fleece Weights * Many Hands On Learning Experiences with Shorn and Fleece-on/ Coat-on Evaluations, and Fleece Products * Practice Judging * Testing and Oral Reasons * Professional Conduct * Ethics * Working with Show Management 

This clinic is designed for all levels of experience and expertise including

Beginning Llama Fleece judges, advanced llama fleece apprentices, or equivalent thereof, and approved ILR-SD fleece judges for renewal/recertification.


People who are interested in learning more about llama fleece are welcome to attend at the education rate for one or two days of the education program.


Class size limited to 20 participants.  A minimum of eight attendees needed to hold clinic.  Lunch is provided each day as are healthy snacks. Friday evening meal provided at host farm.


This program includes hands on evaluation of shorn fleeces, fleece-on/coat-on evaluation of llamas and classroom lectures.  Facilities are air conditioned with restrooms and handicap accessible.


Please complete this form and send to the ILR office with the appropriate fee.

Deadline:  July 20, 2010


Educational Participant $100 □              Judges Program $150 □


Name(s) _______________________________________________________________


Ranch/Farm ____________________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________________________


City/State/Zip ___________________________________________________________


Home Phone (______)__________Fax (______)___________Cell (______)__________________


Email __________________________________________________________________


Please note if you have any special dietary or physical needs we need to address:





Please make checks payable to ILR-SD and send payment with registration form to the

ILR SD, P.O. Box 8, Kalispell, MT 59903 or, call: 406-755-3438