IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
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PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
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CCNF at the 2016 Showtacular: The Kids Are (Still) Alright

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 at the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show

Hey, ever wonder why those that work in Washington, D.C. and have a choice in the matter, get the heck out of Dodge during the dog days of summer? The Lutz family became intimately familiar with the answer a couple of weeks back, while using the presence of the AOA National Fleece Conference and Show, . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show

CCNF at the 2016 Mapaca Jubilee and some early POC stuff!

We have come to love Harrisburg, PA and the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex that has been the home of the Mapaca Jubilee show for the past 15 years. That venue has hosted both some of our biggest initial show victories (CCNF Archangel’s first Championship in 2004, and his younger sister Magdalena’s 2 years later, after . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 Mapaca Jubilee and some early POC stuff!

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm at the NAAS/NAE: Elixirs Are Wild

There are so many things we could talk about, having come home late last Saturday from the new double show that was the North American Alpaca Show & Northeast Alpaca Expo. Let me say right off the bat though, that while we heard some chatter from various friends and colleagues that not everyone in Springfield . . . → Read More: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm at the NAAS/NAE: Elixirs Are Wild

Investing in the future.

Gary Henderson of Keva Ranch, Inc. with KVR’s Peruvian Drulon My Fleece (MFI Peruvian Presumption x KVR’s Prada My Fleece).

We are tickled to officially announce our new partnership with Keva Ranch Alpacas on their young male, KVR’s Peruvian Drulon On My Fleece! Though Drulon is only 10 months of age, whenever we get . . . → Read More: Investing in the future.

CCNF at *THE* Showtacular!

So…about those show results from the combined Empire Alpaca Extravaganza and NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show (hands down winner of the award for most utilitarian show name, BTW, perhaps a reaction to its previous incarnation when it was know as the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular?), that together formed our new favorite show weekend, AKA, The . . . → Read More: CCNF at *THE* Showtacular!

Rocky Mountain Fever, Part #2

Amid the chaos that was Cas-Cad-Nac Farm in the month of June, Jennifer spent several weeks trying to carve out the time to properly skirt our 45 entries for the National Fleece Show in Denver. Something that would have normally gotten done weeks in advance — we sheared at the end of April/beginning of May . . . → Read More: Rocky Mountain Fever, Part #2

Futurity 2015: Adventures in Road Tripping

What a way to go about acquiring a new truck! You can ask anyone that has survived my first 43 years on this earth: I’ve rarely been one to learn a lesson the easy way. When our farm truck experienced what were diagnosed at the time as fuel filter problems on the runs to/from the . . . → Read More: Futurity 2015: Adventures in Road Tripping

CCNF at the 2015 NAAS

CCNF Precipice: Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male at the 2015 North American Alpaca Show.

So after weeks of walking — maybe that should be “walking” — somewhat recalcitrant juvi alpacas up and down our hill in an attempt to train them, the 2015 show schedule for us finally got under way. Amongst the many great . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2015 NAAS

CCNF fall show results: finishing what we started.

CCNF Sucrose, Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male at the 2014 Empire Extravaganza.

Yeah, yeah…I know that the fall shows already ended for us more than two and a half weeks ago. What can I tell you? Things have been a little busy of late around these parts. This off-season business seems to have been a . . . → Read More: CCNF fall show results: finishing what we started.