Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
BREAKING NEWS! National Show 2021 will be hosted by Great Yorkshire Show!
30/04/2021
We are delighted to annouce that the Great Yorkshire Show will kindly host our National Show for 2021! The 13th - 16th July will see an absolute show case of Bleu du Maine and Millennium Bleu make the journey to Harrogate to compete for the title of the 2021 National Show Champions. The Bleu Du Maine will be under the watchful eye of judge Calum Cruden (STANDINGSTONES) and the Millennium Bleu will be selected by Mr H Currie. ENTRIES CLOSE 6th...
Sad Passing of Julie Bury
28/04/2021
The Society is saddened to report the passing of Julie Bury of the Burford Flock. The Burford Flock was established in 1989 with the purchase of seven ewe lambs from the Grahams and De Busli flocks. Ewe lambs from France followed shortly after with the addition of sheep from Didier Juigne. Julie had multiple show ring and Flock Competition successes and was a noted Judge. It was certainly not unusual for family members to be travelling to oppo...
Grassroots updates.....making your life easier :)
26/04/2021
Members Birth Screen When you are logging births on the birth screen,   fill in the parent details, the date of birth and the number of males and females in the litter, and click on NEXT.  On the second screen  fill in the details for the youngsters.  There is now a list displayed on that screen of all the youngsters you have already logged and not yet submitted.  Hopefully that will help to stop  duplicating entries. Remove From List When yo...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
NSA Welsh Sheep - POSTPONED to 2023
18/05/2021
NSA Scotsheep - POSTPONED to 2022
27/05/2021
Shropshire County Show
29/05/2021
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

Welcome to 2021, I hope your lambing is going well. This message has a horrible feeling of déjà vu about it as summer shows start to cancel and future events are difficult to plan but let’s be positive!

Becky & I are determined to be inventive of new ways to promote the breed. We are hoping for some on-farm events across the country to push the Bleu to the forefront.

The focus will be on the Millennium Bleu this year as we celebrate its 21st Birthday and the Society will continue to promote both breeds as best we can, in these extraordinary times.

This year will have a new look Premier Sale in Carlisle; re-branded as The National Sale, we look forward to holding the show the afternoon of the 12th August with a celebration afterwards, please join us if you can (and bring cake!).

I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel with vaccinations being rolled out at a rapid rate, we can look forward to a return to normality in some form.

Until then, let’s get inventive and keep our breed at the forefront as the ultimate dam sire, suitable for ewe lambs, crossing on all breeds and creating that bespoke, consistent female with the Millennium Bleu being the ideal Terminal Sire with ease of lambing, typey, heritable traits with a demand greater than supply.

Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society  15th February 2021

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