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

2019 Annual Meeting

Members Annual Meeting  – July 13, 2019

Thank you for everyone that was able to make it to our annual meeting.  Laina & Lisa did a great job planning its success! 

Congratulations to our newly elected directors;  Kathy Davis and Michael Wetzel!  And thank you to our other nominees; Richard Bohannon, Peggy Condon, Michael Dennis, and Tammy Fisher!

 

Your 2019/2020 officers are:

President: Lana Peck-Bostwick

Vice-President: Alicia Holbrook

Treasurer: Gary Peters

Secretary: Lisa Weir

 


CAC Show Committee

2020 Carolina Alpaca Celebration

Our next Show Committee Meeting will be at 12 Noon on September 14, 2019 at the

Randolph County Public Library, Asheboro, NC 

 Contact Laina Peck-Bostwick to become involved

Thank you for your Support!!!!

Save October 12 and November 16 for Show committee meetings also.


Education Seminars

Upcoming CABO Education Events

 

Medical Class 

Presenter: Pamela G. Walker, DVM, MS    DACVIM (LAIM)  Camelid Care Veterinary Services
Date: Sept 7th.  9-5
Min: 20 people  Max 30 people
Location: RayNay Alpaca Farm
Details: Dr Walker will cover 8-9 topics in regards to camelid medical care.  Attendees will receive a 50 page take home booklet in regards to the topics.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Some of the topics being covered are: 

  • Care of Dam- Info and tips on what to do before it’s time to think about breeding!  Then taking care of the cria.  Critical steps on how to have a successful newborn.
  • Gastrointestinal Parasites: Management for the Herd
  • Neurologic Diseases and Conditions of Camelids- emergency situations and to know when to call your vet
  • Triage for the thin Camelid 
  • Camelid Medicine Cabinet – all about the drugs
  • Biosecurity on the farm and at shows- Plus all the questions you ever wanted to ask a vet.
 Cost: $150 CABO members $175 non-CABO members 

Our Education Committee along with it’s chair, Alicia Holbrook are pleased to offer these classes and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. 


Alpaca Marketplace

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Alpaca Marketplace

Let’s make the CABO Alpaca Marketplace a Success

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October 25, 26, 27, 2019

Location: WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

Setup date  TBD

 

Participation in the CABO Marketplace is a valuable part of your CABO membership.  Members of the fiber committee work hard to promote the alpaca industry and to sell your farm products.  Every farm that has participated in the last three Marketplace events has had sales more than the cost of their annual CABO membership fee.

We will be promoting alpacas as livestock, demonstrating working with alpaca fiber and selling YOUR farm products!  We will also display member business cards and promotional materials.  Member-farms have historically contributed a wide range of products including felted soaps, alpaca yarns, roving, fleece, alpaca clothing, baskets and stuffed animals.  Please contact Char Johnson at 614 565-0677 or HappyTailsAlpacaFarm@yahoo.com for help getting your items and business materials to this event or to find out how you can volunteer to help setup or work in the store.  Send your items to the Got to be NC Festival and we can forward them on to the upcoming Blue Ridge Fiber Festival in June.  Each item sold at the store should carry two sale tags, preferably the kind with the separation including farm name, price and item detail.  All items should also be listed on an inventory sheet which should be provided to Char prior to the event.  Click here to view the CABO Alpaca Marketplace Rules and Regulations.

There is a 10% charge to help defray the booth costs which will be deducted from the sale of the items sold.  Volunteers are needed to help in the booth.