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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

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!