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Egg on our face.

It is never a good day when you discover (for the 2nd time as it turns out) that the young male you were hoping to represent your farm at a major national auction, in this case the Futurity sale, has a heart murmur. That we had originally identified said condition during his cria wellness exam, . . . → Read More: Egg on our face.

Oh, Brother: CCNF Nativity Lot #14 at the Futurity Sale!

We are thrilled to announce that our young Champion male, CCNF Nativity, has been consigned to the upcoming Futurity alpaca sale, which will be held on April 18th in Kansas City, MO! For those that are not already aware, Nativity is the full sibling of 2012 Futurity Judges’ Choice winner, CCNF Elixir, and the maternal . . . → Read More: Oh, Brother: CCNF Nativity Lot #14 at the Futurity Sale!

Winding down while revving up…

Oh, we can almost smell it! “It,” in this particular case, being the end of the 2014 birthing season. In fact as I write this, there are only 6 females left at the Arena that are still due with their 2014 crias. This after starting the parade of birthing shenanigans back in May with a . . . → Read More: Winding down while revving up…

2014 Futurity: CCNF Championships & 1st Place Finishes

Tired smiles from the Lutz family at the end of a long weekend. CCNF Centurion caps off our spring show season by winning both Champion White Huacaya Male and 2014 Futurity Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male! Man, can we go home now?

The title “Futurity Champion” brings with it perhaps more cachet than any other . . . → Read More: 2014 Futurity: CCNF Championships & 1st Place Finishes

A Christmas gift from an old friend…

CCNF Ascension and her newborn son on Christmas morning in the Arena’s warm room.

Jen headed up the hill Christmas morning at 6 AM to do the same thing we had been doing for the last month: check on our final due female, Ascension, who had been living in the Arena’s warm room since . . . → Read More: A Christmas gift from an old friend…

The blockhead in winter

We’re grateful to those of you who often come up to me or Jen and mention how much you enjoy reading this blog. I have to say that I’m always amused by the small percentage of people who can’t imagine that I’m the one sitting behind the keyboard on this little enterprise of ours. Don’t . . . → Read More: The blockhead in winter

Settling in…

As I write this on early Friday afternoon there is technically snow falling outside of my office window. Though I am an enthusiastic alpine skier, I can’t claim to be totally happy about this. I suspect my psychological state, at least this time of the year, consistently lags behind the local climactic reality by at . . . → Read More: Settling in…

2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza: the show seasons ends with a bang!

Sweeping the Judges’ Choice awards at Empire. Left to right: Jennifer with CCNF Legionnaire, Judges Kevin O’Leary and Arturo Peña, and yours truly with my favorite new show pony, CCNF Prima Majesty.

Well that was interesting to say the least. We honestly didn’t head to the Empire show in Syracuse, NY last Friday thinking . . . → Read More: 2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza: the show seasons ends with a bang!

The end is near

A female we love: Ascension (the dam of Elixir and Centurion) enjoys a quiet moment in the maternity pen at the CCNF Arena. Ascension, who is not in fact due until late December, will be moved into the Arena’s warm room once she gets to within a month or so of her due date.

. . . → Read More: The end is near

CCNF Elixir: operational!

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm and A Paca Fun Farm are thrilled to announce that our not-quite-2-year-old (his birthday is August 9th) Champion Herdsire, CCNF Elixir, has settled his first females, with multiple pregnancies being confirmed via sonogram! Elixir had been in steady training for his real job since first going home to A Paca Fun Farm after . . . → Read More: CCNF Elixir: operational!