“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, 26. Heather Landin, a chemical engineer, bought the farm in 1986 because, she said, she had a desire to farm. She raised her family there. Rose has younger siblings, twins Dan and Melissa Landin, 21.”



Eastern States Exposition West Springfield, MA
The North East Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) is the 3rd largest and longest running youth sheep show in the country. It is the premier all-breed junior show in the northeast, attracting 200 youth exhibitors and 600 head of sheep, with 20+ breeds represented.

Weekend activities include: ? Breed Shows ? Market Lamb Show ? Fleece Competition ? Fitting & Showmanship Classes ? Skill-a-thon & Quiz Bowl Contests ? Educational Clinics ? Friday Fun Night – Pizza Party & Ice Cream Social ? Saturday Used Equipment Auction ? Presentation of the NESWGA Harry Hardwick Scholarship and Youth Grants

Premiums and participation awards are given, as well as breed Champion and Reserve Champion banners and sashes. The weekend culminates with the selection of the Supreme Ram, Ewe, and Flock awards. The NEYSS is open to youth 21 years old and under. The deadline to enter is June 15, 2017.

The NEYSS is sponsored by the New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association (NESWGA). It is supported by national breed associations, local organizations and individual sponsors. To learn more about the NEYSS, NESWGA, or how to become a sponsor, please visit www.nesheep.org.

Contact: Kim Syme
Cell phone: 860-202-7004 Email: scotchlanefarm@cox.net


Your advertising dollars at work

April 1, 2017

As the 2017 sheep show and fiber festival season begins, BLU would like to remind our members of the advertising dollars spent promoting the breed and the breeders during the year. Since 3 of BLU’s stated goals are promotion related: To engage in the education and promotion of Bluefaced Leicester sheep, To provide interested people […]

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BLU Notes

February 24, 2017

A reminder to our membership; 2017 dues must be paid by March 1st to avoid interruptions in membership privileges. They are payable by check, or now by using a credit card. Make checks to BLU, and be sure to send them to the breed registry service in Wamego KS. The BFL National show committee had […]

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2017 lambs arriving daily

February 13, 2017

BFL lambs are beginning to arrive all over the country. Kat Bierkens of Terra Mia in Oregon shares her beautiful set of ram lambs with us. Be sure to contact our breeders early to be put on their list for breeding stock this year. A complete list of breeders can be found under the membership […]

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2017 YCP Program info

February 6, 2017

If you know an aspiring young shepherd between the ages of 9 and 18 years old, please tell them about the Youth Conservationist Program. Donated ewes of heritage wool breeds of sheep are awarded to the winning recipients, enabling them to experience the joys and responsibilities of conserving heritage breeds. In 2016, 15 ewes were […]

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Summary of January 19th 2017 board meeting

January 27, 2017

The BLU board met for its organizational meeting on January 19th at 7PM EST. Board members in attendance included newly elected member Kat Bierkens of Oregon. In the absence of President Margaret VanCamp, due to illness, VP Joan Chapin welcomed Kat to the board, and also recognized outgoing board member Bill O’Donnell for his time […]

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7th National BFL Show venue announced

January 22, 2017

The 7th National Bluefaced Leicester show has been set for June 22, 23 & 24th, 2018. The venue will be the Black sheep Gathering on the Lane County fairgrounds in Eugene Oregon. More information will be posted as details emerge. Please set aside this date, and make plans to join us in 2018!

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2017 membership dues

January 17, 2017

Don’t forget to pay your 2017 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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2017 board meeting scheduled

January 17, 2017

The BLU board of directors will meet Thursday, January 19th at 7PM. Please contact any board member with ideas, concerns, topics that you would like discussed and acted upon. The board will be discussion plans for the 2018 National Show, as well as ideas to promote our youth membership.

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