MS&W fleece winner

by Lisa Rodenfels on May 19, 2018


Congratulations to Margie Smith (PA) for her first place BFL fleece at the recent Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Margie will receive the $50 award sponsored by the Bluefaced Leicester Union.

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2018 YCP yearling ewe winner

by Lisa Rodenfels on May 15, 2018

The winner of the Bluefaced Leicester yearling ewe from the Youth Conservation Program this year is Mackenzie Weist. Makenzie is the daughter of Jennifer and Kevin Weist, and hails from Creamton, PA. In her essay that is part of the selection process, Mackenzie states that she lives on a farm that her great, great grandparents purchased in the early 1900’s. The farm has a history of sheep on it, and now is home to Bluefaced Leicesters. She looks forward to using the fleece from her ewe to make a sweater, and a hat for her aunt. The ewe was donated by Pitchfork Ranch in Michigan. Pictured is Margaret VanCamp with Mackenzie and her new BFL ewe

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MS&W show results

May 12, 2018

Pitchfork Ranch had champion ram. Choosing champion ram from the top of the classes. Margaret VanCamp with Pitchfork Ranch’s champion ewe Top ewes judged for champion placement.

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Breed display at MS&W

May 7, 2018

The breed display at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Our thanks to Blueland Farm (MD) for providing the ewe and lamb for the display. The new BFL feather flag is available for BLU members to use in displays at fairs and festivals in your area!

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Invitation to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend

May 1, 2018

From long time BLU member, Nancy Starkey: The 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend, and here’s a photo of the yearling Bluefaced Leicester ewes that will be featured in the Working Sheepdog Demonstrations. The sheepdog demos are always well attended, and the crowds there will be able to see how lovely BFLs […]

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BLU gathering at MS&W festival

May 1, 2018

You are invited to the MD Sheep & Wool BBQ Event for Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Enthusiasts Saturday at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Hosted by: BlueLand Farm 5955 Old Bohn Rd, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771 We want to host all the BFL breeders that come to the festival for a friendly bbq and hangout. As […]

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New logo design contest

April 30, 2018

In honor of the 20th year of BLU, the BLU board voted unanimously to refresh our logo. The basic design will stay the same, but fonts and colors will be refreshed and we will gain higher-resolution images of our logo to improve our printing performance. We are looking for a new sheep photograph to fill […]

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Summary of April 26th, 2018 meeting

April 29, 2018

The BLU board met by teleconference meeting on April 26th at 6PM EDT. All board members were in attendance, as well the as Sect/Treas. The minutes of the January 17th meeting were read and approved. The current balance in the treasury is $10,378.63. There are several ads to be placed in magazines and festival catalogs […]

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34th North East Youth Sheep Show

April 29, 2018

34th North East Youth Sheep Show July 19-22, 2018 Mallory Complex, Eastern States Exposition West Springfield, MA The North East Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) is the 3rd largest and longest running youth sheep show in the country. It is the premier all-breed junior show in the northeast, attracting 200 youth exhibitors and 600-700 head of […]

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2017 YCP winner Charles Boyle

April 20, 2018

In April 2017, youth farmer Charles O’Boyle wrote and submitted an essay for the Youth Conservationist Program. This program awards Heritage Breeds Yearling Ewe Lambs to 4-H members throughout the country. The 4-H members selected to receive a yearling ewe lamb, write essays on what the heritage breeds mean and how they can help preserve […]

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