IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
490 WHEELER CAMP RD
PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
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Surrogate dams to the rescue (again).

Let’s face it, with a herd our size bad stuff just happens sometimes. This is particularly true where the question of our production females are concerned. With 70 to 80 expectant females each calendar year, the odds of us going through a full birthing season drama-free are pretty much nonexistent. Even with 17 years of . . . → Read More: Surrogate dams to the rescue (again).

Getting the band back together one last time.

Tessora, Capuchin, Sugar Plum, (Moonbeam’s arse), and Freedom Reign enjoying some time in the sunshine today at the CCNF Main Barn.

As of this past weekend, virtually all of the animals that are going to be a part of our spring show strings over the next month and a half were together in one . . . → Read More: Getting the band back together one last time.

CCNF results from the AOBA National Fleece Show

The Heirloom Fleece Cup from the 2013 AOBA National Fleece Show in Denver, CO.

I have to say that not personally being in Denver, Colorado this past May for the AOBA National Conference and Show was rather disappointing! It wasn’t because I loved the idea of driving 20+ hours with a trailer full of . . . → Read More: CCNF results from the AOBA National Fleece Show

CCNF Results from the PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Fleece Show

CCF Bellagio at the 2012 Futurity where he helped his sire, MFI Peruvian Precocious, win the Futurity Reserve Herdsire of the Year!

Here is another batch of results from the 2nd of the spring fleece shows we were in back in May. PAOBA marked the final show for all of these fleeces, all of . . . → Read More: CCNF Results from the PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Fleece Show

CCNF results from the MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show

CCNF Invictus

With some official results posted the other day on AOBA’s web site, we are now able to start reporting on some of our our winnings from the spring fleece shows! MAPACA was the first fleece show of the spring for us, and like the PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase which followed shortly thereafter, our . . . → Read More: CCNF results from the MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show

Invictus and Tenacious have their first crias on the ground!

Sorry not to have posted anything in over a week. The past 7 days were taken up mostly by the craziness of our kids’ last week of school and all of the attendant events that surrounded that. With Sam graduating from our beloved Upper Valley Waldorf School as an 8th grader (he moves on to . . . → Read More: Invictus and Tenacious have their first crias on the ground!

Welcome little one…

It’s all good in the end: CCNF La Vie en Rose and her new little girl share a quiet moment last night.

We had our first cria of 2013 born on Tuesday morning, though not without some drama. Oh no, wouldn’t want the first birth in almost 6 months to be routine and easy. . . . → Read More: Welcome little one…

North American show recap

There is considerable history for us with the North American Alpaca Show, the vast majority of it good. For starters, having helped to run the show itself throughout its first 10 years of existence, it has managed to ingrain/ingratiate itself into our little family‚Äôs annual rhythm. In fact as I was coming to around 5:15 . . . → Read More: North American show recap

Breeding special at the NAAS!

CCNF Invictus

You know having just written that headline, there are just so many things one could read into it. Does realizing that make me a bad person?

Leaving that existential question aside though, the whole purpose of this post was to announce that we will be offering a special promotion on the stud . . . → Read More: Breeding special at the NAAS!

2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards

It’s that time again, when we look back at the previous year’s show winnings and howl at the moon for just a moment or two. 2012 marked Cas-Cad-Nac Farm’s 15th anniversary and as one might reasonably expect of a program that has been around that long, our winnings reflect the cumulative effect of careful and . . . → Read More: 2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards