Fleece, Fibre, Skirting and Grading 27th May - Weekend after the Devon County
The Devon based alpaca events group are hosting this fibre day aimed at those who are wish to know more about fleece and fibre, skirting and grading. Venue will be Classical MileEnd Alpacas, Tiverton, Devon
The course will take everyone through from fleece to fibre to crimp and scales, fleece uses, its traits, breeding selection, measurement tools, shearing, grading and skirting and final products. Mainly a classroom style presentation but with plenty of hands on examination of fibre samples to help in understanding the basics of fleece and fibre and their impact on its end product use. We need more bookings please.
Wonder Wool and UK Alpaca New Yarns
UK Alpaca had a very successful two days at WonderWool in Builth Wells. Our range of British alpaca yarn and top was very well received and we were delighted with our sales. We now have a much finer 2/9nm yarn available on cone or hank in Parchment, Fawn, Chocolate and Black. This is absolutely stunning and handles as well as the very best baby yarns. Jean Field kindly said of these yarns " A truly, truly lovely yarn. Gorgeous ! ". If you would like samples or know of anybody who might please let us know. Ideal also for weaving and machine knitting. We also have the DK weight available on cone in the same shades. We can also arrange small lot dying. All our yarns are now made in West Yorkshire using traditional worsted commission processors. We manufacture and sell what we believe to be the best British alpaca yarns available anywhere in the UK.
Stud Male Services for 2012 - We will remain competitive and reasonably priced with extra discounts on offer.
We are starting to see the results of the crosses between our Jaquinto and Centurion girls with the new Magical Farm males that arrived in 2010. We will have many more this year. So far we have two Dynamic's cria who have picked up top three placings, Championships or Supreme. They are improving what we had looked for - excellent conformation with increased bone and much more density. We also have our excellent line up of Paris, Jaquinto, Caliph, Kazzan, with Talon and Point Blank and will be starting Socrates and Prometheus this year. If you are thinking about buying in some new genetics you have to give us a try. We have defining males with proven success and we will not be expensive or unreasonable. Add real proven value to your herd by investing in our genetics to add advanced fibre characteristics. Let us know if you haven't received our 2012 stud brochure.
2012 Fleece Purchases
UK Alpaca will once again be purchasing owner's fleeces at prices above usual market values. Support a 100% British fibre company that is in its sixth year and making real inroads to winning recognition for the excellence of British alpaca fleeces. Speak to Rachel for further information.
The Art & Science of Alpaca Judging
If you would like to understand and learn more about your alpacas and their positive and negative traits then this is the book to have. Fix in your mind your breeding directions and goals and the strengths and weaknesess in your current herd. Plenty of excellent colour pictures fully explaining all. We have this AOBA book on the shelf waiting to be delivered to you. Order through our website shop.
And finally, please do not leave it too late, stock up on plasma for those new born cria. We will spin your own blood whilst you wait. Ring Chas or email for further details.
Latest Show Results
Futurity 2012 @ NEC
We are delighted to have secured reserve championship sashes for both Socrates and Prometheus and taken first place with a Dynamics white male junior Nimrod. Other highlights were second places for Flora and Fiordiligi in intermediate and adult beige female classes
WAC National Show- Age & Colour championship Classes
Amongst entries from across the UK we were delighted to win 5 first places, 2 second places, 3 thirds and one fourth, with all but one entry reaching the front line. In addition Paris won his senior white class, Flora won the beige female Championship and Prometheus took the Brown male championship.
North Somerset - Colour Championship Classes
Despite a rather wet day we picked up 4 first places, one second and one third with the six member show team. In addition Maia won white female Res. Championship; Sheba won fawn female Res. Championship; Socrates won fawn male championship; Nimrod won white male Championshiop and Kalista won white female Championship and the Supreme Championship.
A testament to the depth of quality in our breeding herd and the genetics in our herd sires
Quality alpacas bred to these males
always available for sale