Alpaca World magazine was launched in 2002 by alpaca breeders Chas Brooke and Rachel Hebditch and is now in its ninth year. The magazine brings together the hot topics, research and experience from alpaca experts around the world, aims to present the best advice available to new breeders and showcases the products made from the luxurious fibre.
Alpaca World Magazine is a quarterly full colour glossy publication with a print run of 4000 copies for each issue, distributed between subscribers, UK retail country stores, agricultural shows and British Alpaca Society Show Class events.
The editor Rachel Hebditch trained on the Mirror Group Training Scheme based at West of England Newspapers and worked as a news reporter on the Daily Record and Daily Mirror before moving to Granada Television and the BBC as a producer.
Chas and Rachel own Classical MileEnd Alpacas, one of the South West’s largest alpaca stud and breeding farm, are owners of UK Alpaca Ltd, a company that manufactures yarns from the fleeces of alpacas bred in the UK, founder members of the British Alpaca Futurity and the Alpaca Bloodstock Breeders Association and past board members the British Alpaca Society and current members of the British Alpaca Society, the New Zealand Alpaca Association, the Australian Alpaca Association and the American Owners and Breeders Association.
The magazine is produced from our farm office in mid Devon, designed by Tim Roberts, who lives down the road in Exeter and printed by the Magazine Printing Company. It is available on an annual subscription basis either as a delivered printed magazine or as an e-magazine downloadable from this website.
Its subscribers are mainly in the UK and Europe including the first alpaca breeder in Latvia. The rest of the world includes subscriptions from Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Qatar and South Africa.
The magazine is also distributed to nearly 100 retail country store outlets spread throughout the UK, where it is made available free of charge to their customers.
With the continuing rising costs of print production and postal charges, the current issue is also now readable on-line on this website. An annual subscription is also offered for a downloadable pdf file for those willing to download and print or just read from the screen. Please go to the Subscribe page to learn more.