Congratulations to Liongate Farm for their Best in Show white BFL fleece at the recent Josephine Co fair in Grants Pass, OR.
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.
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!
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.
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 … Continue reading Dr Geof Ruppert will judge the BFL fleeces at the national show
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 … Continue reading Class listing for the 2018 BFL national show
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 … Continue reading Announcing the judge for the BFL National Show
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 … Continue reading Sponsors needed for 2018 National BFL Show
The BFL National Show is fast approaching! Since the hotels near the fairgrounds do not block rooms for groups, rooms are first come, first served. So if you have not already made reservations, be sure to do that soon! Here is an info sheet that gives dates, websites for the BSG and show venue, and … Continue reading Contact Info for accommodations for the BFL National Show
BLU youth member Rhiannon Curley entered a single fleece in the open class wool show during the recent Deschutes county fair in Redmond, OR. It was from her new ram, Jehovah's Cornerstone. The fleece placed champion in the BFL division, and then it took Reserve Grand Champion Fleece in the wool show.