10314557_10152717851259696_7628493519929986687_n Owner BLU member Lisa Richie-Wilson reports: My daughter Jacquelyn is the one with Jasmine (the natural colored ewe) and Joanna (Jacq’s friend) is with Jaycee (Jasmine’s lamb). We forgot to enter them in the plain wool show but they were both entered in 4-H, Open Class &Natural Colored Wool. Jasmine the Natural Colored one got 1st place and Reserve Champion. Jaycee the White yearling got 1st place, Champion and Grand Champion.

10628472_10152717851094696_4404037006294478673_nJacquelyn, Kathy Davidson, and Joanna with the ewes, Jasmine and Jaycee.

Congratulations to Pitchfork Ranch

by President on September 14, 2014

To cap off a the 2014 National BFL show, a Bluefaced Leicester ewe lamb was named Supreme Ewe at Michigan Fiber Festival by Judge Dave Smith over a dozen other ewes of other breeds. She is bred and owned by Pitchfork Ranch of Swartz Creek MI. The triplet ewe lamb, PFR 791, along with one of her sisters, was also half of the Best Pair of Ewe Lambs during the BFL show. This is the first known placing of a BFL (ram or ewe) as Supreme in a multi-state show – but probably not the last.
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Results of the Fiber Arts Competition at National Show

August 27, 2014

The winner of the fiber arts competition is this gorgeous shawl, an all original design for the BFL National Show by Christine Kurk. It was created in Potosi Laceweight mill spun yarn. The 2nd place entry, Robina Koenig’s entry, is called a hooded wrap as it just goes over the shoulders with pockets on each […]

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National Show Results!

August 22, 2014

5th National Bluefaced Leicester Show August 16, 2014 Allegan, MI Judge: Dave Smith White BFL Champion Ram-Brenda Lelli- Yearling Res.Champion- Brenda Lelli- Ram Lamb Champion Ewe- Margaret Van Camp- Ewe Lamb Res.Champion-Cathleen Shiff-Yearling Ewe Best Fleece- Wm & Sharon O’Donnell Colored BFL Champion Ram- Brenda Lelli-Aged Ram Res.Champion- Brenda Lelli- Ram Lamb Champion Ewe- Margaret […]

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Year to Date financial statement

August 10, 2014

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President’s notes on Board meeting held August 6, 2014

August 7, 2014

The board met by teleconference the evening of Wednesday, August 6th. The treasurer submitted the financial reports for the year to date through June 2014, and the board approved it. You will find the report posted to the BLU website. The treasurer reported that our current bank, Bank of America, has been purchased by Huntington […]

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June Treasurer’s Report

August 7, 2014

YTD June 2014 Financials

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5th National BFL Show August 16th in Allegan, MI

July 26, 2014

The BLU- sponsored dinner will be on SATURDAY evening, August 16th. We are arranging for a room, but will order off the menu for simplicity’s sake. The BLU dinner will be held at the London Grill in Kalamazoo (london-grill.com) The London Grill is not far from the host hotel, Fairfield Inn Kalamazoo West (special rate […]

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News from Cassington

July 20, 2014

Courtesy of Matt Drummond, Cassington flock Producing low maintenance, cost efficient sheep, whilst maintaining the best breed characteristics is the aim of the game at Cassington. Cassington Show Rams There have been a number of changes in farming policy at Cassington over the past few years. Until three years ago, the Drummonds ran a dairy […]

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BFLs in Colorado

July 18, 2014

Photos compliments of Jared Lloyd, Jehovah-Jireh, Molina, CO

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