IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
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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

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!

Spooling Up for Show Season

Herd Manager Kim Duprey introduces CCNF Bataclan to the concept of a halter while working in the roundpen.

Funny how just a few weeks ago we had dismissed winter as something that had come and gone. Then the temperatures dropped into the single digits again and now we are all of a sudden staring . . . → Read More: Spooling Up for Show Season

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

Look At Where We Are, Look At Where We Started: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Turns 20

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

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.