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
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!
Hey, ever wonder why those that work in Washington, D.C. and have a choice in the matter, get the heck out of Dodge during the dog days of summer? The Lutz family became intimately familiar with the answer a couple of weeks back, while using the presence of the AOA National Fleece Conference and Show, . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show
CCNF Antebellum (CCNF Bellisima x Snowmass Matrix Majesty).
We have consigned three animals to the upcoming Parade of Champions sale, this year being held on June 4th, again at beautiful Little Creek Farm/Accoyo America in North Salem, NY. In an industry that has had to get decidedly leaner and meaner in recent times, the . . . → Read More: 2016 Parade of Champions, Lot #4: CCNF Antebellum
Last week we had the first 2 of our 3 shearing days here at at the farm. Proceedings got under way on Thursday with the entire population of the CCNF Main Barn — virtually all of the 2015 birth class, our yearling males, and our spring show critters, male and female — getting trucked uphill . . . → Read More: Naked Alpacas
So…about those show results from the combined Empire Alpaca Extravaganza and NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show (hands down winner of the award for most utilitarian show name, BTW, perhaps a reaction to its previous incarnation when it was know as the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular?), that together formed our new favorite show weekend, AKA, The . . . → Read More: CCNF at *THE* Showtacular!
What a way to go about acquiring a new truck! You can ask anyone that has survived my first 43 years on this earth: I’ve rarely been one to learn a lesson the easy way. When our farm truck experienced what were diagnosed at the time as fuel filter problems on the runs to/from the . . . → Read More: Futurity 2015: Adventures in Road Tripping
CCNF Sucrose, Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male at the 2014 Empire Extravaganza.
Yeah, yeah…I know that the fall shows already ended for us more than two and a half weeks ago. What can I tell you? Things have been a little busy of late around these parts. This off-season business seems to have been a . . . → Read More: CCNF fall show results: finishing what we started.
CCNF Legionnaire: Snowmass Matrix Majesty x CCNF Magdalena
So as you might have heard, we have a very nice young Herdsire that will be headlining the upcoming Breeders Edge sale the weekend of 8/23 down in Virginia! If for some reason you travel in alpaca circles and you hadn’t heard that yet (and for . . . → Read More: CCNF Legionnaire, Lot #7 at the Breeders Edge Auction
Opal and her new little girl as seen from Sam Lutz’s quad-copter drone on a beautiful June afternoon. Life is good.
She is known simply by my better half as “my Opal.” And may the powers that be rise to protect you if you are foolish enough to speak ill of her in Jennifer’s . . . → Read More: Opal has a girl…