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.
Our half price sale has now ended. We have only three herd sires remaining from this group. Take a look before these depart as they are the best ones. 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.
How do you be in two places at once? Well you can’t, so unfortunately we were unable to participate in the recent BAS National as we were stood up on our UK Alpaca stand at the large retail Knitting and Stitching show held in London Olympia. Spreading the word on British alpaca yarns and selling to the avid knitters who arrived in coach loads.
Towards the end of April we return to the yarn business, leaving for the lovely Wonderwool event on the Welsh showground. Then back to the alpacas for the busy show season attending the North Somerset, Devon County, Royal Bath & West, Mid Devon, North Devon and finally Honiton.
As the autumn draws in we switch back to yarn for the Knitting and Stitching shows at London Alexandra Palace, Harrogate and of course Yarndale in Skipton.
UK Alpaca will be open for fleeces soon once shearing gets underway. We will be preparing a presentation guide to assist both you and us in achieving the maximum value from your fleeces. Please contact us for a copy 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. We have just set the date for the ever popular shearing workshop, places limited to six so book early if you wish to attend, and on behalf of SWAG, the course Alpaca Fibre That Creates Value. Click here for further info.
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.
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