Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
Sensational Saturday sees 6000gns twice at PERDI Sale!
04/11/2020
Saturday’s dispersal sale of the Perdi and Knighton flocks of Bleu du Maine, Charollais, Rouge and Bluefaced Leicester sheep on behalf of the executors of the late Percy and Diana Tait will likely go down in the history books of sheep dispersal sales for some years to come.   The sale, which took place at Worcester Livestock Market with auctioneers McCartneys officiating alongside Harrison and Hetherington, saw a total of 132 lots across four ...
Perdi Sale transfer
03/11/2020

Just a note to all buyers - the sheep sold on Saturday have all been transferred to their new owners. There is no need to send in certificates to the Society office. 

Rachelle soars to 6000gns topping the PERDI Dispersal!
02/11/2020

Making her top price Bleu and joint top price of the day following frantic bidding!

The Society would like to wish Will and Jan the very best with their future endeavours and thank them for their commitment to the Bleu Du Maine over the years.

We also hold Percy & Di Tait very much in our thoughts at this time and look forward to seeing the PERDI prefix in pedigrees for years to come.

Full report to follow.

Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
NSA Welsh Sheep
18/05/2021
NSA Scot Sheep
27/05/2021
NSA Scotsheep 2021
27/05/2021
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

I sit here in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic and write unapologetically using all the clichés and new phrases we now see as normal.
We are living in unprecedented ,extraordinary and positively scary times .As farmers in many ways we live in our own little bubble of relative safety but no one is unaffected by this crisis .I cannot talk to you about shows we are going to be doing ,events we will attend or even about meeting you all through the Summer.
Sheep however are oblivious to all of this and we all are resourceful and adaptable people, so adapt we must .Becky has done a marvellous job keeping our breed prominent. She and many members attended a record number of sheep events last year and added new ones including Expo at Carlisle.  We rely on you as members to send us photos , articles and good news stories for us to promote on the website ,on social media, advertising and other platforms.
At the time of writing a form of the Premier sale may well go ahead but not as we know it  ,with social distancing ,one way systems, online bidding and probably limited people in the ring. I will keep you informed every step of the way and will try my best to speak to as many members as possible for your views and thoughts.
I urge you to look to every way possible to sell your stock as times are uncertain and ever changing. We are updating the sales page on your website to encourage and facilitate one to one sales. Look at Sell my Livestock, ,social media ,newspaper advertising and online sales. Be prepared to have to adapt to changes and sell if the opportunity arises.
The AGM will almost certainly be virtual gathering via Zoom ,we will keep you updated regarding this and the council has already had one successful meeting in this format.
Forward thinking to next year we plan a big 21st birthday for the Millennium Bleu with hopefully a couple of Open days .We will relaunch the National Show and will attend many NSA events .
I ask you all to keep safe and look forward to seeing you all soon
Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society  22nd May, 2020.

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