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CABO, was created in 2004. This organization has played a vital role in the advancement of the alpaca community in the Carolinas. Our goals include promoting alpaca health care, educational events, shows and exhibits, cooperative efforts to purchase supplies and services — essentially providing a network of activities and support .
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We represent big farms and small, newcomers and older-timers, retirees and young families — a variety and diversity that enriches our group. 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 ALPACAS.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn about alpaca history, their ancestors, their ability to thrive with basic good care, their distinctive traits at a farm near you…
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With genuine Carolina hospitality, we welcome you..

News & Events

2017 CABO ANNUAL MEETING

♦ Be Sure to Mark Your Calendars for our 2017 CABO Annual Meeting ♦

Date – July 22nd, 2017

Location – Randolph County Cooperative Extension Office, Asheboro, NC

Time – 9:30am Coffee Gathering / 10:30am Meeting Start / 5pm (or whenever the fun ends) Meeting Adjorned

All existing farm members as well as anyone considering membership are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Scheduled Presentations

Morningstar Fiber Mill 1:30-2:30pm

“Developing a Great Working Relationship with your Mill”

This presentation will be a series of questions that they have been asked most often over the past 12 years of processing including; turnaround time, minimum amounts, pricing, choosing a product, fleece evaluation, fleece preparation, cashflow cycle, scheduling, and custom blends.  In addition to their presentation, owner Jerry (JC) Christensen has been kind enough to offer a 5% discount on any order or free return shipping so be sure to bring all of your unprocessed fiber to the meeting. 

 

NC Agritourism 2:30-3:30pm

“The Benefits of Agritourism and Sharing Unique Experiences through Farm Visits”

Annie Baggett, the NC Agritourism Marketing Specialist, will provide this very valuable presentation on engaging the public to visit your farm and  maintaining the agriculture vibrancy in our state.  She will provide information on the Cost Share Program and the application process for grant funding.  Mike and Shelly Walsh will also join Annie in providing their perspective on NC Agritourism and how it has benefited their farm, Good Karma Ranch Alpacas.  

 

Poplar Hill Alpacas 3:30-4:30pm

“Farm Layouts and Upcoming Fiber Events”

Patty Fuller will provide valuable insight into the pros and cons of different farm layouts.  She will also share with us dates and details for all upcoming fiber events so that we can be sure to add them to our calendars.

 

Cargill/Nutrena Alpaca Feeds  throughout the afternoon

Travis Blankenship will attend to share information on Cargill/Nutrena alpaca feed products.  He is committed to setting up distributors within the Carolinas and will be available all afternoon to share the benefits of their feeds and acquire feedback from our members on their interest.


AOA Leadership Council Meeting Minutes

 

Click HERE for the meeting minutes from the AOA Leadership Council call on May 24th.

 


Education Seminars

CAROLINA ALPACA BREEDERS AND OWNERS ASSOCIATION 2017 EDUCATION SERIES

August 12        “Neonatal Conference” with Dr. Cheryl DeWitt  
Host Hotel: Ramada Inn, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, Phone 919-832-4100. Rate $69.00 Must identify attending the clinic at CVM.

Location: NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
Members: $175     Non-members: $225     Course Book: $15

September 9   “Focus on Fiber with emphasis on Forensic Fleece” by Wini Labrecque.

Location: Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkinville, NC
Members: $80     Non-members: $95     Seminar Book: $12

Seminar Sign Up

Discounts:

*Two or more participants from any one farm signing up for one seminar will receive a 10% discount.

*A participant signing up and paying in full for any two seminars by June 10 will receive a 15% discount.

*Only one discount will apply.

 


CAC Show

Another Successful Carolina Alpaca Celebration Show!!!!

Thank you to all the exhibitors, the vendors, the sponsors, and the volunteers for a fantastic 2017 show.  The weather was perfect, the animals were  exceptional, the show supers were outstanding, and the visitors were numerous.  We hope all enjoyed the show and will return next year.

Save the dates for next years event – February 17 and 18, 2018

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