IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
490 WHEELER CAMP RD
PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
802-263-5740

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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

The calm after the storm

It’s been more than 20 days since I last posted anything here on the farm blog. Twenty days that were busy and filled almost completely with good things, though there is undeniable relief in this family, that the craziness that the month of April always throws our way has passed yet again. I walked up . . . → Read More: The calm after the storm

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.

Show selection in the time of frozen hands

While my enthusiasm for winter may wax and wane depending upon my mood and my recent sleep patterns, if it is going to be steadily cold as it has been for most of the past couple of weeks (it was solidly below zero here this morning), it is also nice to have snow on the . . . → Read More: Show selection in the time of frozen hands

Big news from the 2013 Futurity!

We are thrilled to announce that Cas-Cad-Nac Farm has officially been awarded the Huacaya Reserve Breeder of the Year award from the 2013 Futurity Alpaca Show in the Large Farm Division! We have always felt that quality and consistency over time are the hallmarks of any serious breeding program and we take great pride in . . . → Read More: Big news from the 2013 Futurity!

An Alpaca Show Odyssey

The Crib Notes Version

It must be an alpaca road trip! Sam pushes our dolly towards the hotel elevator on Wednesday morning, 4/17 with some 150+ lb. of water jugs. His relative good cheer given that this was taken at 5:30 AM was most likely because of the fact that we were on our . . . → Read More: An Alpaca Show Odyssey

Rounding into form

Though we have not been helped by the cold/flu/stomach-bug-to-be-named-later making its way through the ranks of the CCNF alpaca trainers, it is possible now with just over a week to go before we head down to Springfield, MA for this year’s edition of the North American Alpaca Show, to see the light at the end . . . → Read More: Rounding into form

Moving into launch position

With the the entire crew here lending a hand this past Monday, we made short work of herd health day. Though I had to take off around 2PM to fetch the kiddos from school, by the time I returned it was all done. Done! Though I can’t seem to put my finger on it exactly, . . . → Read More: Moving into launch position

Circular dreams

It’s always this time of year when we first start to think seriously about which juvenile animals out of the previous year’s birth class will take up roster spots on the spring show strings. We know it’s going to be a full one — we already have our usual row of pens reserved at the . . . → Read More: Circular dreams

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm: 2012 Futurity Huacaya Large Breeder of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce that Celebrity Sales today named us the Huacaya Large Breeder of the Year for the 2012 Futurity! While we have truly never gone out to the Futurity chasing that particular trophy, this year the stars aligned just right for what was the deepest show string in our breeding program’s history. . . . → Read More: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm: 2012 Futurity Huacaya Large Breeder of the Year!