I suppose that headline rather covers it, but just in case: Snowmass Matrix Majesty, our all-world Herdsire and 2013 & 2014 Futurity Herdsire of the Year is now, as of January 2017, closed for further outside stud service. The sire of countless Champions here at Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, his sons CCNF Centurion and CCNF Magistrate, among . . . → Read More: Snowmass Matrix Majesty Now Closed + Herdsires for Helping
Just getting warmed up: the Lutz family in 2005 outside of the CCNF Main Barn. Though this photo was more of an outtake from a series snapped by our friend, Jen Esposito, to those people that know them well, this pic pretty much encapsulates our boys’ personalities, both then and now.
Most everyone that . . . → Read More: Look At Where We Are, Look At Where We Started: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Turns 20
After a fall that felt particularly chaotic, one would think that things would chill out around here as the days grow increasingly shorter and we stare down the winter solstice. We had after all gone through (in no particular order): a double show in Syracuse, a weekend auction in Oregon, Jen spending days on end . . . → Read More: Getting ready for a long winter’s nap?
We are not normally in the habit of making frequent birth announcements here at CCNF Chronicles for the simple reason that if we did so regularly, this blog might be little else, what with 70+ little farts being born here each year. However, it is not everyday that the cria in question is the full . . . → Read More: Some sequels are worthy of the original.
CCNF Skyhawk winning his 3rd Black Color Championship (and 5th banner overall) at the recently held NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show in Syracuse, NY.
We want to thank the partnership of Barbara and Joe Crocco of Copper Star Alpaca Farm, Lennie and Sue Foss of Elf-Paca Meadows, and Chuck and Elaine Gerber of Woodland Meadow . . . → Read More: CCNF Skyhawk moves on to bigger and better things!
CCNF Majesty United: Judges’ Choice Huacaya Female at the NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show.
How do we, knocking on the door of our 20th year in the alpaca world, measure success in the show ring? And, I guess it’s fair to ask as well: are shows and the results they spit out a true measure . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 Showtacular: The Kids Are (Still) Alright
CCNF Acapella (CCNF Capella x CCNF Elixir)
We want to thank Allen and Kaitlynn Kallel of Odin Falls Alpacas in Redmond, OR for their purchase of CCNF Acapella at the recently held Snow Diamond Select Auction! As a first time visitor to Bend, OR where the sale was held, I have to say that . . . → Read More: Thank You Odin Falls Alpacas!
SHRA Virtual’s Reality in the summer of 2001, soon after arriving here at her new home as a juvenile. Insets: Reality posing later in ’01 with her loot from that year’s AOBA National Show, and looking rather pissed off at me in August 2012 as she nurses a newborn CCNF Magistrate.
With heavy hearts . . . → Read More: An appreciation of an old friend…
Jen calibrating the OFDA 2000 in the fleece room of the CCNF Arena.
So this is really what it has come down to? As mid-life crisis acquisitions go, I suppose that the purchase of our own OFDA 2000 fiber testing machine is a constructive one at least. It’s certainly safer, better for the environment, . . . → Read More: Taking a deeper look.
We are proud to be consignors at the upcoming inaugural Snow Diamond Select Sale, taking place in scenic Bend, OR on October 7th and 8th! Obviously, when going to the trouble of shipping an auction animal clear across to the other side of the country, it behooves us to consign someone rather special to represent . . . → Read More: CCNF Acapella, Lot # 12 at the Snow Diamond Select Sale!