Welcome to Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners


Landmark Farm Alpacas


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 .
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…

With genuine Carolina hospitality, we welcome you..

News & Events

CABO Store Event

CABO- A New Adventure To Shop

CABO is at the NC Festival!

This three-day festival May 19-21 traditionally draws thousands of people through different activities and venues happening at the Fairgrounds. CABO’s mission is to promote and educate about alpaca, this Ag Festival is another outstanding opportunity to promote your alpacas, breeding programs, farm products and show off the excellent uses of alpaca fleece. All CABO farms are encouraged to participate. Use the CABO Farm Store to expand your marketing outreach! When we set up the Farm Store, there is always great interest from our customers in alpaca. Even if you don’t have products for sale, or can’t come to the event, send along your farm business cards, sales fliers and promotional materials for display.   We always need folks to talk about alpacas, their care and the alpaca world in general. Some of our members have volunteered to set up fiber arts demonstrations or work in the Store. Join in the fun for all or part of the event! Contact Lori Cherry at 919-622-0339, Jane Clark at 919-563-6948or Lisa Weir at 267-218-2115 for details.

Watch for alpaca farmers at the various Farmers Markets throughout the state

Shop for gifts galore at the Alpaca Farms that are part of the Carolina Owners and Breeders Association.  Look at the members to see when and where you will find many of these local Alpaca farms with store hours.  Some have their stores open throughout the year with  an appointment, some with regular hours but you may call the farms to gather information on products, hours, directions and tours that might be available.

To get the standardized CABO Store Inventory List provided for the members Clicking Here.


Roo Kline Seminar


Roo Kline

Do you have lots of fiber and don’t know what to do with it? Want to learn how to process it?

Wash it? Skirt it? Card it? How about dyeing the fiber? Then sign up for our first seminar for 2017, “How to Train your Fiber”. Roo Kline will teach you how to process your fiber from skirting to dyeing. Join us on June 24 for a day-long hands-on class. The class is limited to 14 participants. However, if needed, a second class will be offered on Sunday, June 25, if we have enough participants sign up ahead of time. For more information on Roo and her class, go to her website, moonwoodfarm.com. Participants receive a 20% discount on fiber, sparkle, Power Scour and other products.

Location: Raynay Alpaca Farm, LLC, 1897 Ashland Rd, Ruffin, NC 27326

Members $110         Non-members $125

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

Be sure to sign up for our other two 2017 Education Series seminar.

August 12            Neonatal Conference with Dr. Cheryl DeWitt to be held at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC

September 9      Focus on Fiber with emphasis on Forensic Fleece by Wini Labrecque. This will be held at the Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkinville, NC


*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 of the three seminars by June 10 will receive a 15% discount.

*A participant signing up and paying in full for all three seminars by June 10 will receive a 20% discount.

*Only one discount will apply.

For more information and to sign up for any (or all) of these fantastic seminars, please do so by clicking here or by contacting Jane Clark at criblemansurialpaca@gmail.com or call 919-563-6948 (evenings) or her cell phone at 919-632-8077.

Board Nominations

The Nominations committee is now presently active in the process of recruiting candidates for the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners Association board.  Three terms are expiring this year, and thus we are seeking candidates to run for these positions.

Requirements to be a candidate are:  Live in North or South Carolina, be a CABO Farm Member, and own at lease one alpaca.

We are asking for those meeting the requirements and have an interest in helping shape the organization to  contact a member of the  committee  –  Marion Snider, Valerie Stevens Chavez, Rick Johnson,  or Cynthia Wilson.

Annual Meeting date set for July 22, 2017 where new board members will be announced.

Education Series 2017

Members and Guests

The CABO Board has put together a series of learning experiences for its members as well as others involved with Alpacas.  You must register online or with Jane Clark at criblemansurialpaca@gmail.com or by 919-563-6948 (evenings) or by cell at 919-632-8077.  There is limited seating and payment is required for placement.  Read the  info by selecting the link below.

CABO Education 2017 Series

Show Time!!

Carolina Alpaca Celebration Show Time Is Over for 2017!!!!

Thank you to all the exhibitors, the vendors, the sponsors, and the volunteers for a great and excellent show.  The weather was perfect, the animals were exceptional, the show supers were effective, and the visitors were great.  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!!!!