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