Welcome to Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners

INSIDE THE ALPACA INDUSTRY VIDEO

Landmark Farm Alpacas

 

CABO was formed in 2004 as a resource for alpaca owners, many of whom embodied the small family farm.  First imported to the US in the early 1990’s, by 2004 alpacas were more common when a handful of farms came together to share experiences and needs.

CABO played a vital role in the advancement of the alpaca community by promoting activities ranging from alpaca health care, offering educational events, producing shows and exhibits and organizing cooperative efforts to purchase supplies and services.  Undoubtedly, these activities remain a core purpose of CABO.  As alpaca farming and ranching is becoming more widespread, CABO is increasingly focused on finding ways of growing and sustaining the productivity of our alpaca farms and their allied products and agritourism activities.

CABO intends to continue to shape the future by helping members bolster the success of their business models, intensifying marketing and outreach opportunities and building economic partnerships with commercial and burgeoning cottage industries.
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We represent an inspiring variety and diversity of large and small farms.  CABO folks are a fascinating, informative, friendly bunch — actual comments we hear again and again from our visitors!  Our members enjoy sharing their individual histories and talking about their alpaca adventures.  Join us where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about alpaca history and ancestry, their ability to thrive with basic good care and their distinctive traits at a farm near you…
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With genuine Carolina hospitality, we welcome you..

News & Events

CAC Show

Show Committee Meeting!!!!!

Become part of the 2018 SAC Show Committee Today!!!

Make a commitment. Volunteer to participate in the upcoming CAC and SEAA show.
Meeting January 6, 2018

Meeting location:

Randolph County Public Library

Asheboro Meeting Room

201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203


Meeting starts at 1:00 pm.

 

Contact Tom Wilson, President of CABO, and SAC Event Coordinator to RSVP
 

Save the dates – February 16, 17 and 18, 2018

Thanks Again for your Support and your Commitment!!!!

 


CAC and SAC 2018 Get On board to Sell your Products!!!

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SAC and CAC February 16-18, 2018

There will be another opportunity to sell items through the Alpaca Marketplace at the upcoming Carolina Alpaca Celebration February 16-18, 2018, and during the Carolina Fiber Fest at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh March, 2018.

CABO participated in the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) October 27- 29, 2017  held annually near Asheville, NC.  As one of the benefits of membership, farm members may contribute their products to sell through the Alpaca Marketplace, which is managed by the CABO board and staffed by CABO volunteers. This  past year, 10 member-farms contributed a wide range of products including felted soaps, alpaca yarns, roving, fleece, alpaca clothing, baskets and stuffed animals.  The diversity of products helped to make this  past year’s sales one of the best.   Members needed to get their items to one of the following:  Lori Cherry, Marion Snider, or Jane Clark .  Each item carrys two sale tags, preferably the kind with the separation including farm name, price and item detail, and an inventory sheet.  Setup was October 26th.  Contact one of the above for more details and getting the items to them for the upcoming events.

There is a charge to help defray the booth costs which will be deducted from the sale of the items sold.  And volunteers will be welcome to help in the booth.