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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 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!

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!

Snowmass Matrix Majesty Now Closed + Herdsires for Helping

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

Getting ready for a long winter’s nap?

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?

Some sequels are worthy of the original.

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 moves on to bigger and better things!

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!

Rise of the Rookie Herdsires

We are pleased to announce that two of our young Herdsires, Champions MFI & KVR’s Mint Mo Money and his somewhat lesser known stablemate, CCNF Sucrose, have both achieved their first confirmed pregnancies within the past week! Turns out that the breeding frenzy that the boys of the CCNF Stud Barn were on in the . . . → Read More: Rise of the Rookie Herdsires

Early Summer Roundup

Unloading the mental desk drawer of the CCNF blogger while wondering which alpaca female it is that I forgot to get bred this morning…’cause it’s that time of year.

Bombing around the Norwegian fjords north of the Arctic Circle, Sam and Jen forgot their sunglasses before we all went up on deck. They can . . . → Read More: Early Summer Roundup