This year, Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association in conjunction with Celebrity Sales, host of the Futurity, will bring to you for the first time the CABA Classic Auction to be held with the CABA Classic show Saturday, May 11, 2019.
While there are a few breeders here in the Northwest Region that attend national events and auctions, most of our fellow breeders, show participants and alpaca enthusiasts do not travel out of the Northwest region. The CABA board thought that this would give many of you the opportunity to participate in a live alpaca auction. Whether you would like to be a consignor, sit amongst friends in a festive atmosphere while animals are brought onstage under the lights and hear the auctioneer call out winning bids or feel the rush of holding your bidder card in the air. We feel that having this event in conjunction the CABA Classic here in Portland will be a unique experience for many.
Considering consigning your alpaca to the auction? We only have a limited number of lots available for this year’s inaugural event. This auction is planned for Saturday evening with around 30 lots. This means that the auction will go much faster and the lots will fill up fast. With this auction being held in conjunction with the show, consignment fees will be much lower than in traditional private auctions. There are several reasons for this being venue, location and transport. We will have auction preview pens set up separate from the halter show pens to showcase your consignment. We will also be sending out the auction catalog nationally. Would you like to see your animal and brand end up in the mail box and on the counter of 1,000 other alpaca breeders nationwide. There is no easier way to get your farm into 1,000 homes than to be in the auction catalog.
The entry deadline is Wednesday March 20th. This is to meet the deadline to mail out catalogs the first week of April. For those of you that have not participated in a live auction before either as a consignor or bidder, this will be a great opportunity to get your feet wet.
Have Questions: If you would like to talk to someone about consigning an animal, what to look for and how this all works, please contact Richard Cruanas of LaFinca Alpacas at 503-351-1616 or Tim Graber of North Plains Alpacas at 503-778-0246. Both Richard and Tim have been selling and buying alpacas at national auctions for over 10 years. Since there are only limited lots available, please contact either Richard or Tim as soon as possible.
We will be posting updates on the www.cabaclassic.com website.
CABA Classic Show and Auction Committee