2016 National BFL show proposals wanted

by President on September 29, 2015

LogowithoutYearThe BLU National Show Committee is now taking proposals for the 2014 National Bluefaced Leicester Show venue. The deadline to make proposals is JANUARY 1, 2016. Here is the new proposal form. If you are interested, please fill it out and submit to info@bflsheep.com

2016 Show Proposal Form

You will also find the proposal form under ABOUT BLU on the main navigational menu on our website. Click on NATIONAL SHOW INFO to find the PDF.


2015 Election Approaches

by President on September 23, 2015

Deadline to submit resumes to run for Vice-President or 2 board positions is OCTOBER 25th ***
Send resume to BLU breed secretary at 44011 County Rd 23, Coshocton, OH 43812, or email to info@bflsheep.com

Timeline for Election:

October 25th – Last day to receive resumes for candidacies. Resumes will be posted on the BLU website during the election.
Nov. 1st – Election Supervisor will mail ballots to all BLU full members as of October 1, 2015.
Dec. 1st – Deadline for ballots to be returned to Election Supervisor.
Dec. 5th – Election Supervisor will count ballots and report to BLU president.
Dec. 6th – President to contact all candidates with results, and post on website.

***Check by-laws for eligibility rules and position descriptions


4-H fun class loads of fun!

August 18, 2015

The Knelly kids, Machaella and Griffin, in the 4-H lead fun class last summer during the Bloomsbur PA fair. This is definitely a class we should add during the BFL national show!

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Fun at the Montour Delong Fair, Danville PA

August 17, 2015

Debbie Schwab Knelly’s family had a great experience at their community fair this past week. Griffin and his BFL, Wicket, took Champion Ewe for the “all other wool breed” division of breeding sheep in a class of 10 ewes, most of which were BFLs. And sister, Machaella, won Junior Showman! Her ewe, Lacey, was a […]

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All American Junior Sheep Show placings

August 12, 2015

Shown at the All American Junior Sheep Show, held in west Springfield, MA this year are Iris LaRochelle and Ellora Chapin. Iris placed 5th with Stillmeadow 103 Quince and Ellora placed 4th with Stillmeadow 91 Maybelline. Both lambs were in the Feb natural colored ewe lamb class. Ellora is the granddaughter of long time BLU […]

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News from Pennsylvania

July 15, 2015

BLU member Kyle McCleary of Rock Jim Farm reports a win at the Mason Dixon Fair in Delta PA Had a great weekend at the Mason Dixon Fair with my Bluefaced Leicester’s. We went home with a champion ram lamb as well as champion and reserve champion ewe lambs. (ram is still for sale;) ) […]

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BFL fleeces shown at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

July 4, 2015

Submitted by Margie Smith, BLU member 1st place BFL fleece in 2014 MS&W fleece show The fleeces shown, are from Marlindale Farm in New Oxford, PA. Margie and Lynn Smith have been running Marlindale Farm since 1990 having moved from Emmitsburg, MD to New Oxford in 2004. With support from BFL breeders (giving us our […]

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Good News from the Black Sheep Gathering

June 22, 2015

From BLU board member Karen Szewc, with her champion natural colored ewe, Corina. Be sure to read the attached file and enjoy all the photos from the Black Sheep Gathering! 2015 bsg report (2)

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President’s Notes from BLU Board meeting dated June 9, 2015

June 10, 2015

The BLU board met by teleconference on the evening of Tuesday, June 9th. Outgoing treasurer Cindy Cieciwa gave her report, stating that she has recently sent newly appointed secretary /treasurer Lisa Rodenfels all the records, files, checkbooks, and the most recent Quickbook financial recordsThe association is down on memberships, transfers, and registrations compared to last […]

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News from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

May 29, 2015

Margaret VanCamp and Pitchfork #816, the reserve champion BFL ram at the MS&W festival show this year. Cindy Cieciwa and Margaret VanCamp with Pitchfork #791, the champion BFL ewe and best fleeced BFL at the MS&W show. Thank you for sharing your photos with the membership! If anyone else has photos or news to share, […]

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