Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
Story from Shetland
17/06/2019
We have had this great story from Peter Fraser, one of our most northerly breeders. Last year we had an enquiry from a breeder in Shetland who had used the Bleu many years ago on his native and mule ewes. He decided to go back to the Bleu and subseqently bought two ram lambsfrom Peter.  Below is the text from Edwin Williamson - proving again the Bleu crossses can survive anywhere!! Some pictures are of this years lambs Crossed various ewes with...
Premier Sale Registrations
13/06/2019
PLEASE REMEMBER - ALL SHEEP TO BE ENTERED FOR THE PREMIER SALE MUST BE REGISTERED BY 15TH JUNE ...
Event report from North Sheep
10/06/2019
NORTH SHEEP SUCCESS: In the region of over 5,000 people visited New Hall Farm, near Rathmell, for NSA North Sheep 2019 on Wednesday. With a young Chairman, a multi-generational family farm hosting the event, local school children educated and many young people attending, it was also an event which saw the next generation of the sheep industry in the North of England very much coming to the fore. Further evidence of this could be seen as young sh...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
NSA South West Sheep
18/06/2019
Cheshire County Show
18/06/2019
Royal Highland Show
19/06/2019
Welcome

Welcome everyone to our new web site. This is your resource so hopefully over the next few years it will evolve and grow. We need all of you to contribute to do this so let’s have your stories photos and results.

2019 is a year of moving forward for our breed. We welcome Becky Hurd as our new Promotion and Field Officer who will over the next few months gradually take over from Jane. 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.

This year we are doing many more NSA sheep events with stands at Welsh Sheep, North Sheep, Highland Sheep, NI Sheep and South West Sheep so we can promote our breed throughout the country. Come along and meet Becky at one of these events. Hopefully this autumn there will be some news about a new Millennium Bleu project. 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 2019.
Sally Shone – Chair Bleu du Maine Sheep Society

Breeds

Bleu du Maine

  • Fine boned sheep make lambing easy l

  • 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