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

Neonatal clinic in VA by VAOBA

Everyone!!  There is an exciting event October 15 at the vet college in Blacksburg, VA for those interested in learning more about the neonatal care of cria and moms.  See the VAOBA website for the details of the flyer.  Here are some of the details.

“This one day clinic will be offered on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Registration is limited to 30 participants. The seminar will be held at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia. The Neonatal Seminar is sponsored by the Virginia Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association. Attendees are chosen on a first come, first served basis by online registration.

The clinic will feature instruction by industry expert, Dr. Cheryl Dewitt, and focus on the breeding and birthing process for alpacas. Lecture in the morning on conception through birth, followed by a short lunch break and then a hands-on lab demonstrations in neonatal positioning (dystocia training). Lecture will continue on basic neonatal care and will be presented by Dr. Sherrie Clark Deener, Associate Professor of Theriogenology, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. A tour of the Large Animal Hospital will be offered at the end of the Clinic.”

SAFF 2016 Get On board to Sell your Products!!!

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SAFF 2016 October 28- 30, 2016

CABO will be participating in the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) October 28- 30, 2016  held annually near Asheville, NC.  As one of the benefits of membership, farm members may contribute their products to sell through the CABO store, 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 need to get their items to one of the following :  Lori Cherry, Marion Snider, Jane Clark or Leonard Bates.  Each item needs two sale tags, preferably the kind with the separation including farm name, price and item detail, and an inventory sheet.  Setup is October 27th.  Contact one of the above for more details and getting the items to them.

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.

There will be another opportunity to sell items through the CABO store at the upcoming Carolina Alpaca Celebration February 18-19, 2017.   And during the Carolina Fiber fest at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh March 24-25, 2017


Congrats go out to Andrea Nissen for obtaining her AOA accredited Spin-Off Judge.  It is great to have one of these in our Carolina group.  Congrats!!!!

Membership Renewal

It’s membership renewal time again!

Don't Forget

All CABO memberships expire on June 30th.  Also please check and update your listing’s email address to ensure that you receive important messages throughout the year.  It’s easy to renew on-line or simply print off the Membership Application form  and mail it in.

2017 CAC Meeting

CAC Show Committee Meeting

October 1st@ 1 PM til ?

We will be holding our second 2017 CAC Committee meeting and all CABO members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.  Meeting will be at Cleo’s Alpacas, 211 Cedarcrest Dr., Mooresville, NC 28115.  Phone 704-663-9785  Please contact Kay Rodriquez or Betty Lou Herter to let them know if you will be in attendance. We will have snacks and drinks available but you are all welcome to bring something to the CAC event.

Save these future dates for additional meetings, 10/22, 11/19, 12/10, 1/7, 1/21, 2/4.  Venues will be announced as we get closer to the date of the next meeting.

Kay Rodriguez, Event Manager
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e-mail: krodriguez@lazyk-ranch.com