Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
Society changes
25/10/2019
With immediate effect Becky Hurd is taking over responsibilites for Show, Events, Promotions and Council matters. The Membership and Registrations will continue to  be dealt with by Jane Smith for the time being and we hope this wont be too complicated for members.  If you have any queries regarding events, shows or Society matters please contact Becky (07388 848653) and you should contimue to send your registrations to Jane. The landline will b...
Market News - Bures Farm top Colchester Market
18/10/2019
Bures Farm topped the Colchester market on Thursday 17th with Bleu x lambs and Millennium Bleus, proving once again how Bleu x lambs are keenly sought after by the butchers.   Great to have success in the commercial market.  So if you need a ram and you are based in the South East the McInnes Skinners have rams for sale. Details on the for sale pages.  ...
Borderway Agri-Expo
14/10/2019
Borderway Agri Expo is one of the largest events in the UK Agri industry, showcasing the best quality beef cattle and sheep, the latest developments in farming practice, breeding, genetics, machinery, equipment, technology, environmental issues, livestock marketing and export opportunities.  It is now known to be a true celebration of the very best British Livestock, and the farmers, breeders and stockmen who look after them.  The event takes pl...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
Winter Warmers Sale
30/11/2019
Wayland Show
03/05/2020
Royal Ulster Show
13/05/2020
Welcome

Welcome everyone to our  web site. This is your resource and we are so pleased how this is developing month by month. It is for everyone's benefit and we welcome stories and pictures of your sheep, especially your successes!.

2019 has been a year of moving forward for our breed. We welcomed Becky Hurd as our new Promotion and Field Officer who has attended all the NSA Sheep events and the sale and AGM with the emphasis is on pushing the breed forward - we have a great product for the modern market and need to continue to punch above our weight.

In 2020 we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Millennium Bleu. The brainchild of the late Gavin Shanks and the breed which has given us so much momentum to not only improve the Bleu but also for the Millennium Bleu to create such an impact on the sheep industry. It has not only provided an excellent crossing ram and superb females, the Millennium Bleu is now widely recognised as a serious contender in the show ring. Plans for the celebrations will be discussed at the forthcoming Council meeting later this month.

Becky will increase our presence on all social media platforms, but we cannot do this without our members so keep the news coming about how the Bleu and Millennium Bleu are helping your sheep businesses.

The show ring is just one of many shop windows for our sheep so let’s also build on commercial success at the grassroots level. I wish everyone success for 2020
Sally Shone – Chair Bleu du Maine Sheep Society

Breeds

Bleu du Maine

  • Fine boned sheep make lambing easy

  • 200% lambing in commercial flock

  • Lively lambs at birth, quickly on their feet

  • Plenty of milk to feed the lambs.

  • Great base for a cross-bred ewe

  • The ram is suitable to use on ewe lambs/hoggs

Millennium Bleu

  • Ultimate crossbred ewe for the customer that demands quality.

  • The Millennium Bleu ram is the obvious commercial choice for the modern market

  • Breeds to type