Year End Financial Statements

by Lisa Rodenfels on January 21, 2019

BLU is in a good financial position.   The board is pleased to be able to continue spending on advertising and promotion of the breed, as well as working to encourage youth participation in our organization.




2019 Dues

by Lisa Rodenfels on December 6, 2018

It is time for 2019 dues to be paid.  Please complete a work order, make out the check to BLU, and mail it to ASR at the address posted on our website.  You can also print a copy of the work order there.   It’s important to pay your dues within the 60 day grace period at the beginning of each year so that you take full advantage of the benefits of membership.   Only paid members will remain on the list of members provided on the website, and are able to vote in elections. 


2018 Election Results

December 6, 2018

The BLU board election is completed. Our incoming President is Katie Sullivan of Vermont, beginning her term on January 1st. Elected to his first term on the board is Paul Genge (Washington): and re-elected to the board are Margaret VanCamp (Michigan) and Kat Bierkens of Oregon. Please join me in congratulating them. A heartfelt thank […]

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Blueland Farm – Living the Dream

December 3, 2018

Blueland Farm, owned by BLU Vice-President Meredith Myers-Null and husband,Dan.   Read the entire article here:

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Candidate Statements for 2018 election

October 29, 2018

Ballots will be mailed out  the 1st week of November, and are due back to the election chairperson by December 1st. Ballots will be mailed to all active members as of October 1st. Here are the candidates: CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT Katie Sullivan Cloverworks Farm Albany, VT Hi, my name is Katie Sullivan and I live […]

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1st White longwool ewe at Rhinebeck

October 21, 2018

Bluefaced ewe takes first longwool white ewe at Rhinebeck. Congratulations to BLU member Elora Chapin.

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Champion at Rhinebeck

October 19, 2018

Champion BFL in the Banner show and sale, held at Rhinebeck, NY.  A natural colored ram lamb, shown by BLU member Cathie Cody Shiff, Wit’s End Farm, of Amissville, VA.

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Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America (BLU) History

October 13, 2018

This article was originally published in The Shepherd Magazine. Kelly Ward is the founder of the Bluefaced Leicester Union, and started the breed registry. Here is a portion of her story: Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America (BLU) History Though breeders developed for as a maternal crossing sire in the UK, the Bluefaced Leicester enjoys […]

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BLU board encourages NSIP use

September 15, 2018

In this presentation, BLU board member Meredith Myers-Null explains the plan and points out its possible uses in selecting breeding stock in your BFL flock.   BLU encourages you to look into this program, and see if it is right for you. NSIP National Sheep Improvement Program

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Your 2018 advertising dollars at work

September 13, 2018

As the 2018 sheep show and fiber festival season draws to a close, BLU would like to remind our members of the advertising dollars spent promoting the breed and the breeders during the year. Since 3 of BLU’s stated goals are promotion related: * To engage in the education and promotion of Bluefaced Leicester sheep, […]

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