By Margie Smith, PA What a wonderful program the Youth Conservation Program, held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival each year is! It was an experience that I would recommend to fellow BFL breeders. I'd like to thank Elaine Ashcraft for directing such a wonderful program! This was my first year donating a registered … Continue reading In praise of the YCP program
Congratulations to Margie Smith (PA) for her first place BFL fleece at the recent Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Margie will receive the $50 award sponsored by the Bluefaced Leicester Union.
The winner of the Bluefaced Leicester yearling ewe from the Youth Conservation Program this year is Mackenzie Weist. Makenzie is the daughter of Jennifer and Kevin Weist, and hails from Creamton, PA. In her essay that is part of the selection process, Mackenzie states that she lives on a farm that her great, great grandparents … Continue reading 2018 YCP yearling ewe winner
Pitchfork Ranch had champion ram. Choosing champion ram from the top of the classes. Margaret VanCamp with Pitchfork Ranch's champion ewe Top ewes judged for champion placement.
The breed display at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Our thanks to Blueland Farm (MD) for providing the ewe and lamb for the display. The new BFL feather flag is available for BLU members to use in displays at fairs and festivals in your area!
From long time BLU member, Nancy Starkey: The 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend, and here's a photo of the yearling Bluefaced Leicester ewes that will be featured in the Working Sheepdog Demonstrations. The sheepdog demos are always well attended, and the crowds there will be able to see how lovely BFLs … Continue reading Invitation to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend
You are invited to the MD Sheep & Wool BBQ Event for Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Enthusiasts Saturday at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hosted by: BlueLand Farm 5955 Old Bohn Rd, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771 We want to host all the BFL breeders that come to the festival for a friendly bbq and hangout. As … Continue reading BLU gathering at MS&W festival
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 … Continue reading 2017 YCP winner Charles Boyle
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 … Continue reading This is the year to enter fleeces!
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 … Continue reading $50 fleece award available