Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
British Shoppers Bring Retail Boom for Red Meat!
22/06/2021
Consumers across Britain have spent a significant total of £4.1 billion on beef, lamb and pork in the past 12 months alone, according to the latest data released by Kantar. Covering the 52 weeks to the 16th May 2021, this is an impressive increase of 12.6% when compared to the previous year. The total volume sold during that same time also surged by 9.4%, reaching 565,100 tonnes. This new information reflects the huge demand for locally-source...
Northern Ireland Club Committee
21/06/2021

The Northern Ireland Bleu Du Maine Club met last week and are pleased to report that the following members have taken on Committee Roles:

Chairman - Sam Small (RANDALSTOWN)

Vice Chairman - Tommy Wright (BALLYTAGGART)

Secretary - Andrew Wilson (BALLYCANAL)

PR/Media - Ryan Wilson (BALLYCANAL)

FULL RESULTS from the Royal Highland Showcase!
14/06/2021
Judge: Mr Mike Black RAM, two shear or over 1st Standingstones 2nd Laine Daff   RAM, Shearling 1st Kenneth O'Connor 2nd Standingstones   RAM Lamb 1st Neil Millar 2nd Standingstones 3rd Standingstones   EWE, two shear or over 1st Sally Shone 2nd Neil Millar 3rd Standingstones 4th Standingstones 5th Laine Daff   EWE, Shearling or gimmer 1st Laine Daff 2nd Sally Shone 3rd Neil Millar 4th Kenneth O'Connor 5th Standingstones...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
National Sale Entry Form Sale Date 13th August 2021
22/06/2021
NSA South West Sheep - POSTPONED TO 2023
22/06/2021
Devon County Show
02/07/2021
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

The sun is shining, the silage is mowed and we have some shows!

At this stage it is looking hopeful that the Royal Highland Showcase (judged by Mr Mike Black) and our National Show kindly hosted by the Great Yorkshire Show (judged by Mr Calum Cruden, STANDINGSTONES), plus others with Bleu Du Maine classes are hoping to run events - lets use these as our shop window and fly the Bleu flag proudly.

If you still need to register your lambs, make sure you do so in good time before the Show & Sale season begins.

National Sale plans are well underway. Harrison & Hetherington are kindly hosting this prestigious event once again on 13th August. In our new format, we will be showing at 5pm on the Thursday evening, which will combine nicely with the celebration party for the 21st Anniversary of the Millennium Bleu where we will raise a glass and celebrate our breed successes (with cake of course!).

It is great to see that many breeders have been topping markets once again this year proving that there is profit in Bleus.

I hope your lambs are all growing well and I look forward to meeting up with you all very soon.

Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society  8th June 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