CABO News and Events


♦ 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 / 4pm (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 1-2pm

“The Ins and Outs of Sending your Fiber in for Processing”

This presentation will provide tips on preparing your fiber prior to sending it to the mill along with explaining the many services that the mill provides.  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 2-3pm

“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.  


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


Members and Guests

The CABO Board has put together a series of learning experiences for its members as well as anyone else involved with alpacas and/or their products .  Please register online or directly with Jane Clark at  919-563-6948 (evenings)/919-632-8077 (cell).  There is limited seating and payment is required for reserving your slot.

CABO Education 2017 Series Brochure 

June 24       “How to Train your Fiber” by Roo Kline.  All of the ins & outs on how to process your fiber from skirting to dyeing. 
For more information on Roo and her class, go to her website. Participants receive a 20% discount on fiber, sparkle, Power Scour and other products. (CLASS IS FULL)
Location: Raynay Alpaca Farm, LLC, 1897 Ashland Rd, Ruffin, NC 27326
Members: $110     Non-members: $125      

June 25         “Advanced Fiber Dyeing” by Roo Kline
Location: Raynay Alpaca Farm, LLC, 1897 Ashland Rd, Ruffin, NC 27326
Members: $50     Non-members: $60

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


*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 four seminars by June 10 will receive a 15% discount.

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

*Only one discount will apply.


Board of Directors Nominations

The nominations process for the three open director positions has been closed.  Ballots will be mailed out to all CABO voting members the week of June 13th so please let one of the committee members know if your ballot doesn’t arrive by June 21th.

Committee Members  –  Marion Snider, Valerie Stevens Chavez, Rick Johnson,  and Cynthia Wilson.

Election results of the ballots will be announced during the Annual Meeting, set for July 22, 2017 in Asheboro, NC.  Additional details of the meeting will be posted very soon.


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!!!!


CAC Show Committee

CAC Show Committee

Post 2017 show meeting TBD