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CCNF At The 2017 AOA National Fleece Show

One for the future: CCNF Sentinel at the Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Arena in late June. Photo credit Kimberly Duprey.

Though for the past couple of years we have “attended” the AOA mid-summer soirees known formally as the National Fleece Conferences in person, in truth what we really did on both occasions was drop off our . . . → Read More: CCNF At The 2017 AOA National Fleece Show

CCNF Dreadnought: Rookie Got Game!

CCNF Dreadnought at the 2017 North American Alpaca Show.

We are pleased to announce that our rookie Herdsire and newly-minted AOA National Fleece Show Fawn Champion Male, CCNF Dreadnought, has achieved his first confirmed pregnancies here at CCNF! This is very good thing creating real clarity going forward, particularly for yours truly who manages . . . → Read More: CCNF Dreadnought: Rookie Got Game!

Thank You to Foster’s Trail & Alpaca Farm and Nuevo Mundo Alpaca!

CCNF Adanna (left) and CCNF Charmaine.

Many thanks to Susan & Peter Goodwin of Foster’s Trail & Alpaca Farm for their purchase of CCNF Adanna and to Elizabeth Ferguson and Jose Palma of Nuevo Mundo Alpaca for their purchase of CCNF Charmaine, both at the 2017 Parade of Champions Auction last weekend! Each of . . . → Read More: Thank You to Foster’s Trail & Alpaca Farm and Nuevo Mundo Alpaca!

CCNF Adanna, CCNF Charmaine, and the Parade of Champions Auction: Closing Arguments

Hey, did you here that there’s an alpaca auction in 5 days? Truthfully, given the way we and our fellow consignors have been carpet bombing the various electronic mediums of alpacadom, if you still aren’t aware of the upcoming Parade of Champions sale, to be held this coming Friday/Saturday at Little Creek Farm in North . . . → Read More: CCNF Adanna, CCNF Charmaine, and the Parade of Champions Auction: Closing Arguments

CCNF Elixir Wins 2017 Futurity Herdsire of the Year Awards!

CCNF Elixir in 2015 at A Paca Fun Farm in Maryland. Photo by Bari Padgett.

We are proud to announce that CCNF Elixir, our elite Herdsire whom we co own with our good friends at A Paca Fun Farm, was just awarded both the 2017 Futurity Herdsire of the Year in the Large Breeder . . . → Read More: CCNF Elixir Wins 2017 Futurity Herdsire of the Year Awards!

CCNF Wins 2017 Futurity Large Breeder of the Year!

There’s not a whole lot to add to that headline, right? Perhaps the only point I would make for the upteenth time since starting this blog and the newsletter of the same name which preceded it years ago, would be that like any plaudit from the alpaca show world, it is best to step back . . . → Read More: CCNF Wins 2017 Futurity Large Breeder of the Year!

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm at the 2017 Futurity (or why we still love Kansas City)

The Futurity Show & Sale, as it is formally known, is at once both the most humbling alpaca show in the entire country yet conversely because of that, when you do win there, it also really means something. Few banners/trophies in the US alpaca business carry the same marketing and branding cachet as a championship . . . → Read More: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm at the 2017 Futurity (or why we still love Kansas City)

A SSOUS (Show String of Unusual Size): CCNF at the 2017 North American Alpaca Show/Northeast Alpaca Expo

It has in fact been a month already since we participated in the 2017 edition of the dual North American/Northeast Expo alpaca shows. Yet circumstances being what they were — namely the NAAS/NAE ending just 6 days before the Futurity show started out in Kansas City, followed very closely by ours kids’ April vacation week, . . . → Read More: A SSOUS (Show String of Unusual Size): CCNF at the 2017 North American Alpaca Show/Northeast Alpaca Expo

Breeding Specials Celebrating our 20th Year in the Month of April!

Some of the Herdsires whose stud services will be available throughout the month of April at a 20% discount (clockwise from upper left): CCNF Centurion, CCNF Sucrose, CCNF Magistrate, CCNF Precipice, Spirit Wind’s Maestro, CCNF Spittfire, and CCNF Dreadnought.

I had alluded to some special deals a while back when first blogging about the . . . → Read More: Breeding Specials Celebrating our 20th Year in the Month of April!

Spooling Up for Show Season

Herd Manager Kim Duprey introduces CCNF Bataclan to the concept of a halter while working in the roundpen.

Funny how just a few weeks ago we had dismissed winter as something that had come and gone. Then the temperatures dropped into the single digits again and now we are all of a sudden staring . . . → Read More: Spooling Up for Show Season