Summary of July 11th board meeting

by President on July 26, 2016

The BLU board met by a telephone conference on July 11th. The 2016 national show was discussed, and a site selected for the 2018 show, pending verification from the show committee that the site is willing to host the show. More information will follow once plans are firmed up.
The secretary report showed 74 memberships. The 2016 board elections are coming up in the fall, with a deadline of October 25th to provide a bio to the secretary. Only paid memberships as of October 1st are eligible to vote and to run for the board.
Youth committee chair Joan Chapin would like ideas on how to reach our junior members, and to get more youth involved in the breed. She says that they get lots of questions from youth at shows, indicating that our charismatic and unusual breed is of interest.
The show committee chair, Margaret VanCamp, is working on a written guideline for new members on how to fit BFL for show. She also plans to make a video on the process.


Show prep guide for new exhibitors

by President on July 25, 2016

Just in time for the fall show season, here is a list of tips for getting your BFLs ready for the show ring.

Prepping Bluefaced Leicesters for show 2016


June Treasurer’s Report

July 19, 2016

Here are the June year to date income and expenses. We still have a few members who have not paid their 2016 dues. Remember they must be paid by October 1st to be able to vote in the fall election. June2016YTDP&L

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Youth News!

July 19, 2016

BLU Youth members Ellora Chapin and Iris LaRochelle had a great time at the Northeast Youth Sheep Show this past weekend. Iris showed her natural colored yearling BFL ewe and they won champion AOB wool ewe. Ellora showed Pitchfork Harry Potter and they won reserve champion AOL ram in the wool show. Looks like Ellora […]

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National Show fleece class winner

June 29, 2016

First and second place fleeces in the BFL breed class of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and winning champion fleece award for the national show were entered by Margie Smith of New Oxford, PA. Sorry, no photos were taken.

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1st Place BFL Skein at Maryland Sheep & Wool for the national show award

June 20, 2016

Winner Tracy Seamster of Baltimore MD writes: About the skein…. The fiber is from Friends in Fiber’s Etsy shop, in colorway Malala (after Malala Yousafzai). I fell in love with the turquoise, and felt fractal spinning would highlight the colors. I started it on an Enid Ashcroft Turkish spindle while on jury duty, then finished […]

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Class winners at the 2016 National Show in Maryland

June 11, 2016

These photos are supplied by BLU board member Karen Szewc. For more photos of the individual classes and exhibitors, visit our Facebook Page. White champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs White champion and reserve champion yearling and ewe lambs Natural colored champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs Natural colored champion and […]

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May Treasurer’s Report

June 7, 2016

Here are the May monthly and year to date reports for BLU. May2016P&L May2016YTDP&L

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Congratulations, Iris!

May 24, 2016

Overall Champion Ewe at the Fryeburg Maine Fair, October 9, 2015. A natural colored BFL ewe, shown by BLU Junior member Iris LaRochelle, judged by Budd Martin.

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Attention Youth Showmen!

May 21, 2016

**PRESS RELEASE** 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 […]

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