Congratulations, Kieran!

by Lisa Rodenfels on September 9, 2019

Champion ram and ewe at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, shown by BLU youth member Keiran Van Horsen of Albany, OR. Congratulations, Keiran!

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Winner!

by Lisa Rodenfels on September 9, 2019

Congratulations to BLU member Floya Hawkins, whose BFL fleece won champion in it’s division at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend! 

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Summary of August 27th board meeting

September 3, 2019

The BLU board met by teleconference meeting on August 27th at 7PM EDT. 5 board members were in attendance, as well the as Sect/Treas. Unable to attend due to prior commitments were Paul Genge and Kat Bierkens. The minutes of the previous meeting in April will be approved by a poll. The current balance in […]

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Or, how the BFLs made it to the US

August 24, 2019

Another Road to Nova Scotia Originally published in The Shepherd, February 1997, Volume 42, Number 2, pages 20-21. By Letty Klein and Kelly Ward (Two driven -or is it driving? – women) Friday, 16 August 1996, at 6:20 a.m., our trip began from Kalamazoo, Michigan with destination Nova Scotia for a flock of Bluefaced Leicester […]

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Youth show success

July 22, 2019

BLU Youth member Ellora Chapin with her 1st place and Reserve Champion AOB ewe lamb at NEYSS!!

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In praise of the YCP program

June 21, 2019

By Margie Smith, PA  What a wonderful program the Youth Conservation Program, held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival each year is!  It was an experience that I would recommend to fellow BFL breeders. I’d like to thank Elaine Ashcraft for directing such a wonderful program! This was my first year donating a registered […]

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Profitable BFLs

June 3, 2019

By BLU president Katie Sullivan, VT.  Originally published in The Shepherd Magazine. It took a few years and some mistakes to come around to the Bluefaced Leicester. I started out with five mutt sheep that cost $250 total. A combination of Montadale and Corriedale, they had nice wool from their Corriedale ancestry and great meat […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2019

Photo credit:  Meredith Myers-Null, BlueLand Farm, MD.

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LOVE AFFAIR WITH BLUEFACED LEICESTERS!

April 21, 2019

Originally published in The Shepherd magazine.  Written by Margie Smith, PA Have you ever seen a “glow” and thought it must be an angel? Have you ever seen that glow in a pasture? Well, one sunny day in 2007, while viewing Nancy Starkey’s flock of Border Leicesters, there amidst the 20 or more yearlings she […]

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2020 National Show venue sought

March 13, 2019

  The BLU board is accepting applications for show venues for the 2020 BFL National Show.   Please contact any board member to make suggestions for the venue.  There is an proposal form available which covers many of the questions, requirements, and considerations to be made when choosing a site for the show.   It should be […]

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