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

2020 Annual Meeting

Members Annual Meeting  – July 18, 2020

The nomination committee is starting to work to contact members as we will be needing to elect three new members to the Board of Directors to replace the three retiring members who have served for a three year period.  Ballots will be sent to all voting members six weeks before the  meeting that is scheduled for July 18, 2020 with the location to be announced at a later date.

If you are interest in running for the Board of Directors please let the nomination committee know of your interest.  One of the committee members will be contact you in the  very near future.


Our CABO members at AOA Nationals 2020


May Workshop Contact Alicia Holbrook at Alicia@cppastures for details.


CAC Show Committee

Show  A Huge Success

2020 Carolina Alpaca Celebration in the books

Start planning for 2021!!!      Thank you for your Support!!!!


Alpaca Marketplace

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Alpaca Marketplace

Let’s make the CABO Alpaca Marketplace a Success

May 15-17, 2020  

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Got to Be NC

Location: State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

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.