Sponsors needed for 2018 National BFL Show

by President on February 14, 2018

Please put the Seventh National BFL Show on your calendar— June 29th at the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR.

BLU is accepting sponsors*** for the awards for this show. If you would like to sponsor an award, the cost is $50 per award (you may partner with another breeder if needed). Make your check out to Bluefaced Leicester Union, and mail to me at the following address:

Lisa Rodenfels
BLU Sect/Treas
44011 County Rd 23
Coshocton, OH 43812

***Be sure to tell me if you want recognition for the award donation in your name or in the name of your flock. A banner will be in the showring with all sponsors listed.


2018 Youth Conservation Program

by President on February 11, 2018

BLU supports this program, and has secured a donation of a registered BFL ewe for this year’s event.
Youth interested in applying for the 2018 Youth Conservationist Program 
* Must be between 9 and 18 years old.  
*Submit an application postmarked by April 1, 2018 that includes:  
*An essay which introduces you and your experience with animals. Your essay should explain your interest in sheep and  answer the question: “Why I would like to help preserve a heritage breed of sheep.” If for any reason the animal will not  be kept at your own home, please explain in detail where it will reside and what exactly your responsibilities will be.  
*The applicant should indicate if they wish to be considered for a particular breed or for any of the breeds available.  
*Each applicant must include a letter of recommendation from their 4?H advisor, FFA advisor, veterinarian, teacher or  clergy.  
*The total application/essay should be no more than 2 pages in length.  
*The application must include address, phone and if available, email address. Interested young people should contact  Elaine for an updated list of breeds available, then submit their letter of application/essay to: Elaine Ashcraft, 46118 CR  58 Coshocton, OH 43812  
*Requirements if selected:  
*Must be present to receive the ewe at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on Sunday,  May 6, 2018.  
*Must exhibit the ewe at least twice in 2018 at: 1) a county fair or local sheep show and 2) the State Fair in the state  where the recipient lives.  
*Must breed the ewe to a registered ram (of her breed) in the fall of 2018, should consult the donor breeder for their  recommendations.  
*Must either use the ewe’s fleece to personally make a wool item or sell the fleece to a spinner, felter or weaver.  
*Must submit an article, the following Feb/Mar to their local newspaper covering their year and including information  concerning the next year’s YCP program.  
*Must submit a scrapbook to the Donor Breeder by April 30, 2018 and provide a scrapbook to be used at the Maryland  Festival which is then given back to the youth.  
Any questions please contact Elaine Ashcraft 46118 CR 58 Coshocton, Ohio 43812  
By phone at (740) 622?1573 or by email at tankewe_cr58@yahoo.com  (please note the underscore between “tankewe”  and “cr58”) 
Donors select the recipients from the essays submitted by the youth. 


Oregon lambs

February 7, 2018

Photo courtesy of TerraMia Farms

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Contact Info for accommodations for the BFL National Show

January 28, 2018

The BFL National Show is fast approaching! Since the hotels near the fairgrounds do not block rooms for groups, rooms are first come, first served. So if you have not already made reservations, be sure to do that soon! Here is an info sheet that gives dates, websites for the BSG and show venue, and […]

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Board meeting notes from 1-17-18 meeting

January 23, 2018

The BLU board met for its organizational teleconference meeting on January 17th at 6PM EST. All board members were in attendance, including newly elected VP Meredith Myers-Null of MD as well as board members Katie Sullivan of VT and Shellie Ross of FL. President Margaret VanCamp welcomed them to the board, and also recognized outgoing […]

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$50 fleece award available

January 22, 2018

This year, BLU will sponsor a $50 cash award to the first place BFL fleece at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Details will be in the MS&W festival catalog and entry form. So if you have been considering entering a fleece in the contest, this is the year to do it! Here is the […]

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2018 BFL lambs arriving

January 19, 2018

Kat Bierkens of Terra Mia Farm shares her first lamb of 2018 “brag” with us. Her ewe, Clarice, had a nice, big healthy ram lamb today.

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2017 Year End Financial Status

January 19, 2018

The financial standing of the association is secure. Attached is our balance sheet and the statement of income and expenses for the year 2017. 2017DecBalSht 2017DecBalSht

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2018 Membership Dues

January 14, 2018

Don’t forget to pay your 2018 membership dues. They must be paid by March 1st to remain a member in good standing. Go to the membership tab above, print a workorder, write the check to BLU, and mail to the address on the form. Thank you!!

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Cat Approved

December 10, 2017

Long, lustrous, luxurious BFL locks. In a CAT-egory all by themselves.

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