We have some lovely animals for sale – all our weanling pet males have now been sold, however we have un-bred females and of course a wide selection of pregnant females.
Alpaca Showtime was good fun. Well organised and well run show with the judge Peter Kennedy doing a very good job keeping on time and retaining our attention during his oral reasoning. This show is very competitive with large teams from Bozeodwn, Alpaca Stud and Houghton Hall as well as some very nice alpacas from the smaller breeders all competing for the front row in the lineup. We were pleased with our winnings gaining three first places, three second places and three third places along with the reserve champion white male title for a white weanling boy by CME Paris called Classical MileEnd Andante. To add to this string of rosettes and very stylish pennants, Bozedown won Champion light female with a girl sired by our jointly owned sire LMFI Peruvian Dynamics of CME and Champion white male for a boy sired by our jointly owned sire CCNF Talon of CME. And guess what, this Talon boy went on to take the Best In Show Male Huacaya award and then went on to win the Supreme Huacaya Champion award. Celebrations all round.
Mark your diary as this is a must for those interested in alpacas and fibre art. The British Alpaca Futurity 2015 has lined up top international judges Peter Kennedy (Australia) and Wade Gease (USA) for this prestigious show on Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28. The show will be held in Hall 3A at the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham that has first class rail, air and motorway links to the rest of the UK and Europe. The largest of its kind in Europe, the show is open to those owing alpacas as well as those interested in learning more. Meet the owners, meet the alpacas and see innovative high quality products made with their fleeces. Day tickets will be on sale in August.
The show is hosted by a group of British breeders to showcase British alpaca breeding to the rest of the world. Sponsorship opportunities, application forms for trade stands and booking forms for nominated males will be on the website in August. All sponsors, companies taking stands and nominated males will be showcased on the website from the payment date.
Now featuring The Plush Show, an innovative textile event, will be the latest new venture for the Futurity with 70 plus stands, workshops featuring the brightest young designers and makers and hosted by the designer Belinda Harris-Reid and theatre director Rachel Vowles. Designer/makers, hand dyers, people working in the world of fibre, textile artists and companies selling exquisite hand-made objects and designs will be exhibiting at the Show, applauding the British making and designing industry. www. p-lush.co.uk. Application forms for trade stands and day tickets for entry and the workshops will be on sale in August.
Our half price sale has now ended. We have only three herd sires remaining from this group. Take a look before these depart. Follow this link to view them in the Now is the time to think about your breeding plans for this year, decide on which traits you wish to improve and select appropriate herd sires. Is it fibre density, low primary fibre micron, staple length, conformation and bone, colour? We have a great selection to chose from. Buy in confidence from a breeder with 18 years experience and a farm which is fully bio-secure.
The showing season is drawing to a close with just the North Devon and Honiton shows remaining. We have been delighted with the placings for our show team with the lovely young white male Andante remaining unbeaten. As the autumn draws in we switch back to yarn for the Knitting and Stitching shows at London Alexandra Palace, Harrogate, Dublin and of course Yarndale in Skipton whilst squeezing in the large ICHF trade show in London ExCel. UK Alpaca has been the largest purchaser of British fleeces over the last 6 years and has successfully established a high quality reputability for British yarns supplying both, designer, trade and retail customers. We have 4-ply, aran and double knit yarns for sale, in dyed and natural colours, in balls, in skeins and on cone.
UK Alpaca is now open for fleece collection and our barn is already overflowing with fleeces. Please contact us for a copy of our shearing and presentation info sheet before you start shearing or click here. Remember, all the fleeces we buy form part of our large yarn production programme with end product being sold into the UK market. In this way we develop a strong brand for British alpaca yarns in the UK, helping to support all of you into the long term.
COURSES. Our shearing and fibre courses have now passed but you can Click here to take a look at what is covered in these well attended workshops as we will most certainly be repeating them again. Places for the introduction to alpacas Discover Alpacas events are still available.
The educational and illuminating new AOBA book titled the Art and Science of Alpaca Judging is now available from us through the web shop. Secure your copy now. Click the Online Shop button for full details of this bible for the alpaca breeder.
Chas Brooke and Rachel Hebditch have been breeding alpacas for eighteen years and run a herd of 200 animals. We love our alpacas and are hugely enthusiastic about our breeding programme which is designed to produce healthy productive alpacas with excellent conformation and advanced fleeces. Our farm has a strict bio-security plan for the management of risks which includes having the perimeter of the farm securely fenced against any incursion by wildlife. Management and avoidance of infectious diseases forms a big part of our daily farm practice. If you would like more information on this please read the section here
You are welcome to visit our farm, just outside Tiverton in Devon, where we can meet and answer your questions in person and show you our beautiful alpacas. Please e-mail or telephone to make an appointment.
New owners can rely on us to train them in alpaca husbandry and deliver a first class back up service.
Experienced breeders can be sure that we have thought carefully about every breeding and that our stud males are among the best in the world.
We have a wide range of alpacas for sale from show winning males and females, pregnant females with cria at foot and stud males to charming geldings who make wonderful field pets or sheep and flock guards.
There are educational courses at our farm in Devon throughout the year at very reasonable prices. The beginners course Discover Alpacas, the Stud Management Day or the Fibre Workshop. Or, if none of these suit, we can design a course especially for you.
We publish Alpaca World magazine, run UK Alpaca which manufactures alpaca yarns and write a blog Rachel’s Diary on the day to day life of an alpaca farmer.
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Chas & Rachel and Classical MileEnd Alpacas are members of | The British Alpaca Society | The South West Alpaca Group (SWAG) | The Australian Alpaca Assoc (AAA) | Alpaca Owners and Breeders Assoc USA (AOBA) | The Alpaca Registry Inc (ARI) | and our alpacas are registered with the British Alpaca Society Registry.
We are a founding member breeder of the Alpaca Bloodstock Breeders Association (ABBA) and the British Alpaca Futurity
We own the internationally circulated Alpaca World Magazine and the fibre to yarn company UK Alpaca Ltd