Show results from the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival BFL classes

June 21, 2017

Champion Ram – Margaret VanCamp – Pitchfork Ranch Champion Ewe – Ellora Chapin Res CH Ewe – VanCamp Flock – VanCamp Best Fleece – Ellora Chapin Also showing were Meredith Myers-Null and Cathie Shiff. These are all white BFLs; the natural colored BFLs are shown in the natural colored longwool classes. Here is Ellora – […]

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2017 Reserve Champion fleece at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

June 11, 2017

The 2017 champion BFL fleece and Reserve Champion Overall fleece in the HUGE Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival fleece competition. Grown and exhibited by BLU member Margie Smith of PA.

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2017 YCP yearling ewe recipient Charles O’Boyle

June 6, 2017

Introducing the 2017 Youth Conservation Program Recipient of the Bluefaced Leicester Yearling ewe, donated this year by BLU member Meredith Myers-Null of Maryland. I am Charlie O’Boyle from Cumberland, MD. I am a 4-Her in the Mountain and Valley 4-H livestock club in Allegany county. Sheep have always been a part of my life as […]

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The Working Herding Dog demonstration at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

June 1, 2017

by Nancy Starkey, BLU member I have been announcing the demos for over 20 years and have been performing in the demos for the past seven or eight years. We have used Bluefaced Leicester sheep from my flock in the demos for several years. The natural beauty and athleticism of the BFL makes for an […]

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A Mother’s Day story featuring 2 BLU board members

May 12, 2017

“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, […]

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April 25, 2017

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 […]

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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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