Attention Youth Showmen!

by President on May 21, 2016


Northeast Youth Sheep Show
July 14 – 17, 2016

The 32nd annual Northeast Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) will be held July 14th-17th at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. The NEYSS is the premier all-breed junior sheep show in the northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors showing close to 800 head of sheep. The show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger.

Highlights of the NEYSS include:
• Breeding Sheep Show
• Market Lamb Show
• Fleece Show
• Fitting & Showmanship Classes
• Skill-a-thon, Quiz Bowl & Clinics
• Family Fun Night, Pizza Party & Ice Cream Social
• New England Private Treaty Sale & Used Equipment Auction

Class winner and participation awards are given, as well as Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion Awards. The NEYSS is sponsored by New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association (NESWGA) and is supported by individual, local, and national breed associations and sponsors.

The NEYSS entry deadline is June 15th.

For more information about this event, or to learn about New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association, please visit


2016 National BFL Sheep Show results

by President on May 13, 2016

2016 National BFL Sheep Show Champions

Blue Faced Leicester – White
Ram – Brenda Lelli – Yearling
Ewe – Ellora Chapin – Yearling
Best Fleece – Ellora Chapin – Yearling Ewe
Premier Exhibitor – Ellora Chapin

Blue Faced Leicester – Black
Ram – Margaret VanCamp – Jr. Ram Lamb
Ewe – Margaret VanCamp – Yearling Ewe
Best Fleece – Margaret VanCamp – Yearling Ewe
Premier Exhibitor – Margaret VanCamp

A complete list of the show placings is attached.
2016 BFL National Show Standings

The official results of the fleece and skein competitions will be posted when received. Photos of the show will be posted when they become available.


Herding Demo at MS&W festival

May 11, 2016

by Nancy Starkey I have been announcing the demos for over 20 years and have been performing in the demos for the past six or seven years. We have used Bluefaced Leicester sheep from my flock in the demos for several years, and they were especially appropriate this year because of the Bluefaced Leicester National […]

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Please Plan to Join us for a friendly meal!

May 5, 2016

The Bluefaced Leicester banquet will be at the Timbuktu Restaurant, 1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD. They have a great menu, and I’m told “anything crab” is excellent! THE BANQUET IS SATURDAY, MAY 7th, AT 7 PM.

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Using Bluefaced Leicester Fiber: Demonstration at National Show

April 23, 2016

BFL Blending As part of the National Bluefaced Leicester Show at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, the Bluefaced Leicester Union will be giving a free demonstration on carding and combing Bluefaced Leicester wool. They will demonstrate the best way to work with beautiful, purly BFL locks and how best to manage the small lock […]

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Correction to National Show sheep classes

April 22, 2016

Due to a misunderstanding, and the lack of time and space to add special BFL specific classes, we are posting an updated list of the classes offered for the BFL National Show on May 7&8 during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in Friendship, MD. The sheep show is Saturday AM. Whites and black will […]

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2016 Youth Conservation Program

March 27, 2016

Youth ages 9-18 can help preserve a heritage breed of sheep through the 2016 Youth Conservationist Program. Application deadline is April 1, 2016. I yearling BFL ewe has been donated by Pitchfork Ranch/Somerhill Farm. She is entered in the BFL National show, and so is both top quality, and fitted for show. * Must be […]

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March 25, 2016

Hello from President Margaret VanCamp Many of us have a day or two of free time coming up for Easter or Spring Break. Please use some of this time to do three things: 1. Enter your BFLs in the 2016 National Show at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 7-8. You can enter them online […]

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Haven’t you heard???

March 19, 2016

The BFL National Show is Saturday, May 7th at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Information about the sheep show, fleece & skein competitions, banquet, hotel accommodations, and other planned events on the “About BLU” – national show information drop-down menu above.

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Updated information on the BFL National Show

March 6, 2016

The 6th Bluefaced Leceister National Show will be held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 7 & 8, 2016. The sheep show will be on Saturday, May 7th. There will be separate classes for white and natural colored, with special awards given. A list of these classes can be found under the […]

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