34th North East Youth Sheep Show

April 29, 2018

34th North East Youth Sheep Show July 19-22, 2018 Mallory Complex, 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 600-700 head of […]

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2017 YCP winner Charles Boyle

April 20, 2018

In April 2017, youth farmer Charles O’Boyle wrote and submitted an essay for the Youth Conservationist Program. This program awards Heritage Breeds Yearling Ewe Lambs to 4-H members throughout the country. The 4-H members selected to receive a yearling ewe lamb, write essays on what the heritage breeds mean and how they can help preserve […]

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This is the year to enter fleeces!

March 28, 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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Dreaming……….

March 26, 2018

Dreaming of attending the 2018 BFL National show, held during the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR on June 29th!!! Check recent posts on this site for sheep and fleece classes and information on judging. The deadline to enter is June 1st.

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Dr Geof Ruppert will judge the BFL fleeces at the national show

March 19, 2018

Dr. Geof Ruppert Fairfield, Pennsylvania Your judge for the 2018 Black Sheep Gathering is Dr. Geof Ruppert. His involvement with sheep began in 1976 with a starter flock of Corriedales, chosen in part because of his mother’s interest in the fiber arts. Along the way, he participated in judging livestock through 4-H, where he was […]

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Class listing for the 2018 BFL national show

March 19, 2018

The classes for the BFL National Show, held during the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR in June are as follows: Yearling Ram Ram Lamb Pair of Ram Lambs Yearling ewe Ewe lamb Pair of ewe lambs Breeders young flock (1 ram lamb, 2 ewe lambs) You may enter 2 white and 2 natural colored […]

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Announcing the judge for the BFL National Show

March 19, 2018

Zane Bone • College Station, Texas I am a 4th generation sheep and goat raiser from the Texas Hill Country. My father was a state winning sheep and goat vocational agricultural teacher; my mom was also from a ranching background. My mom’s brother was one of the best known sheep and goat 4-H agents this […]

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HEY!!! WAKE UP!

February 28, 2018

Don’t forget the 7th BFL National Show, held during the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR on June 29th!!!

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LAMBS LAMBS LAMBS!

February 20, 2018

Farms all over the US are reporting lambs on the ground. Lambing will continue through the spring months. The Chapins of Smiling Sheep in New Hampshire welcome this brand new lamb from a Pitchfork ewe and a TerraMia ram. Look for this youngster in the showring, handled by Ellora this year! Kathy Koning-Mcclure of Frivolous […]

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Sponsors needed for 2018 National BFL Show

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 […]

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