About The Farm
Cas-Cad-Nac Farm is located on the southern slope of Mt. Ascutney in Weathersfield, Vermont. With a herd numbering between 200 and 300 alpacas depending upon the time of year, CCNF has been actively breeding alpacas since 1997 and are widely recognized as one of the premier seed stock producers in the US alpaca industry.
Cas-Cad-Nac Farm won the Large Breeder of the Year award in 2012 and the Reserve Large Breeder of the Year awards in both 2013 and 2014, all from the industry’s most prestigious show, The Futurity, which is held annually in Kansas City, MO.
CCNF pursues a three legged business model: while its primary business is the production of seed-stock for sale both domestically and internationally, they also co-own the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio in Brandon, VT where the majority of the farm’s annual fiber clip is processed and sold, and since 2011 they have also processed a limited number of their animals into meat, which they offer for sale both from the farm itself, as well as supplying several fine-dining establishments.
About The Owners
Both Ian and Jennifer Lutz grew up in Vermont (So. Woodstock and East Barnard respectively) with a deep appreciation for what it means to have a working landscape, so when they discovered alpacas in the fall of 1994, the idea of starting their farm and breeding these amazing animals came very naturally. Today after more than 18 years of working their farm full time — and with two teenage sons who have grown up on the farm and around the alpacas — the Lutzes are widely admired not only for the quality of the alpacas that CCNF produces, but also for the care and management of their farm and animals.
For more information about Cas-Cad-Nac and our alpaca breeding operation, please visit our farm’s main web site.
If you want to find out the latest tittle-tattle of what’s happening on and around the farm, please check out our blog, Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Chronicles.