Congratulations Charlie!

by President on July 22, 2017

Our newest BLU youth member, Charlie O’Boyle, with his reserve champion ewe at the Allegany county fair in Maryland. Charlie was the winner of the YCP program yearling ewe, donated by Meredith Myers-Null during the recent Maryland Sheep & Wool festival. Charlie’s brother, William, is also a YCP recipient, having been awarded his yearling ewe last year. His ewe was donated by Pitchfork Ranch.



by President on July 15, 2017

Iris with her ewe

2 BLU youth members showed at the 33rd NORTH EAST YOUTH SHEEP SHOW @ the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, West Springfield, Massachusetts this weekend.
Ellora Chapin had champion AOB ram, and Iris LaRochelle showed the champion AOB ewe. Ellora also showed the 1st and 2nd place AOB JR ewe lambs.
Ellora with her ram

The North East Youth Sheep Show is the third largest and longest running youth sheep show in the country. It is the premier all-breed junior show in the Northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors and over 600 head of sheep, with 20+ breeds represented!
BLU is a paid sponsor of this show.
Ellora with her 1st & 2nd AOB JR ewe lambs


BSG Youth Show Results

July 5, 2017

The Grand Champion Ram Lamb during the Youth show at the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene OR is Terra Mia Arthur, owned and shown by Isabelle Pierre. Isabelle is a new youth member, and Arthur is her first lamb in her BFL flock. The Reserve Champion Ram Lamb is owned by Rhiannon Curley, also a […]

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People’s Choice Award!

July 1, 2017

Winning the People’s Choice award in the Black Sheep Gathering fiber arts competition for the third year in a row was BLU board member Karen Szewc’s entry in the Felting:humanoid or critter category.

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Bluefaced Leicester classes full at the recent BSG

July 1, 2017

There was a great turnout for the BFL classes at the recent Black Sheep Gathering, held in Eugene, OR on June 23-25th. The BSG is the site of next year’s BFL National Show. Here are the class standings for the sheep show. Yearling Ram 1) Liongate 2) Terra Mia 3) Liongate Ram Lamb – 11 […]

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Show results from the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival BFL classes

June 21, 2017

Champion Ram – Margaret VanCamp – Pitchfork Ranch Champion Ewe – Ellora Chapin Res CH Ewe – VanCamp Flock – VanCamp Best Fleece – Ellora Chapin Also showing were Meredith Myers-Null and Cathie Shiff. These are all white BFLs; the natural colored BFLs are shown in the natural colored longwool classes. Here is Ellora – […]

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2017 Reserve Champion fleece at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

June 11, 2017

The 2017 champion BFL fleece and Reserve Champion Overall fleece in the HUGE Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival fleece competition. Grown and exhibited by BLU member Margie Smith of PA.

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2017 YCP yearling ewe recipient Charles O’Boyle

June 6, 2017

Introducing the 2017 Youth Conservation Program Recipient of the Bluefaced Leicester Yearling ewe, donated this year by BLU member Meredith Myers-Null of Maryland. I am Charlie O’Boyle from Cumberland, MD. I am a 4-Her in the Mountain and Valley 4-H livestock club in Allegany county. Sheep have always been a part of my life as […]

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The Working Herding Dog demonstration at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

June 1, 2017

by Nancy Starkey, BLU member I have been announcing the demos for over 20 years and have been performing in the demos for the past seven or eight years. We have used Bluefaced Leicester sheep from my flock in the demos for several years. The natural beauty and athleticism of the BFL makes for an […]

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A Mother’s Day story featuring 2 BLU board members

May 12, 2017

“BALDWIN, Wis. – Mother’s Day is celebrated in a big way at Cedar Fen Farm in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. The mother-daughter sheep operation is in the thick of lambing, with new arrivals to mother at any moment. The 150-acre farm south of Baldwin is operated by Heather Landin and her oldest daughter, Rose Landin, […]

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