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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

Thank You!

CCNF Leviathan: now residing at Stillmeadow Farm in Stonington, CT!

Our deepest gratitude to everyone that both purchased and bid on our three lots this past weekend at the Parade of Champions auction! Our friends Pamela Brewster and Sylvie Romingol of Stillmeadow Farm Alpacas in Connecticut ended up being the winning bidders on CCNF . . . → Read More: Thank You!

CCNF Elixir to be closed for future outside breedings.

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

The headline really kind of covers it, don’t you think?

The details though: as of July 1st, 2016, CCNF Elixir, our beige Futurity Champion and Judges’ Choice winner — whom we co own with our friends the Padgett family at A . . . → Read More: CCNF Elixir to be closed for future outside breedings.

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.

Winter Meanderings


CCNF Cosmopolitan (CCNF Elixir x CCNF Gabbana) enjoys a rare snowy day in January.

It sure has been a strange winter here in Vermont so far. While alpaca friends of ours as far south as Maryland had 3 feet of snow fall in a single event a couple of weeks back — I . . . → Read More: Winter Meanderings

Maestro: another potential puzzle piece comes online…

Spirit Wind’s Maestro, Champion Fawn Male at the 2014 Futurity in Kansas City, MO.

We are happy to announce that as of earlier this week, our young Herdsire, Spirit Wind’s Maestro, now has his first confirmed pregnancy here at CCNF! We originally purchased Maestro from Jerry and Karin Young of Spirit Wind Farm & . . . → Read More: Maestro: another potential puzzle piece comes online…

CCNF Defiance = Love Machine

CCNF Defiance this morning at the Stud Barn.

The decision, now over 2 years ago, to give up our partial interest in Snowmass Elite Legend, was not one we took lightly. To this day, EL remains one of the most prepotent Herdsires we’ve ever come across. Just as an individual, he was always a . . . → Read More: CCNF Defiance = Love Machine

A brief appreciation of Magical Farms

We were out at Magical Farms’ final Breeders Choice sale about 10 days ago, an annual event which we have always made a point to attend whenever possible. There is no denying that it all felt a little bittersweet this time around though, knowing that we were saying a final goodbye to a farm that . . . → Read More: A brief appreciation of Magical Farms