Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
ERNFORD bring home the AOC Championship at Royal Norfolk
02/07/2022

Congratulations the the McInnes Skinner family who took a team of Bleu du Maine to the Royal Norfolk Show.

They attained six firsts, Female Champion, Male Champion and Overall Champion! 

These classes were judge by Johnny Stables (DUNELM Flock)

Northern Ireland Export Sale Entry Forms Available Now
26/06/2022

Northern Ireland Export Sale

Saturday 20th August

At Beatties Pedigree Centre, Omagh

Entries close: 22nd July

Open to pedigree Bleu du Maine and registered Millennium Bleus

Entry form now available from our Members Resources area: https://www.bleudumaine.co.uk/members/resources/

Results - Royal Highland Show
23/06/2022
Judge: Mr Sam Small, RANDALSTOWN AGED RAM: 1st Laine Daff - GBW20 1849 SHEARLING RAM: 1st Andrew Wylie - HAYDON 371 2nd Kenny O'Connor - KOC 2527 3rd Rachel & Calum Cruden - RCS 2397 4th Stuart Goldie - TSG21 764 RAM LAMB: 1st Laine Daff - BLG 555 2nd Johnny Stables - YY 3006 3rd Rachel & Calum Cruden - RCS22 2637 4th Andrew Wylie - BAW 03256 AGED EWE 1st Neil Millar - JOY 20558 2nd Johnny Stables - YY19 2378 3rd Stuart Goldie - ...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
Great Yorkshire Show
12/07/2022
Royal Welsh Show
18/07/2022
NSA Malvern
27/07/2022
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

Welcome to Spring – and it actually feels like spring! Good to see prices, demand and interest in the breed are still high. Well done to everyone with all their market topping prices.

I would like to think this year is going to be another onwards and upwards year for the Bleus. At last, Bleus will be seen across the UK from Balmoral to Shepton Mallet and we wish all exhibitors the very best of success.

The Society will also be attending the two NSA events this year being ScotSheep in Dundee and NSA Malvern. Please do come along, your support of the stand is most welcome.

We have confirmed that our National Sale will take the same form as last year with judging the afternoon before in the main exhibition hall and the chance to raise a glass, have a catch up then move across to the Auctioneer for tea. Please remember to pre-book your places for the meal with Becky as soon as possible and pay cash at the time.

For both shows and the sale please remember that lambs need to be registered in plenty of time! But like I always say, only register your best and keep demand tight. You may also now register black lambs; just tick the box on Grassroots.

Whilst on the subject of registrations, I do personally worry about the numbers of sheep being flushed as we have a small gene pool and supply does not need to outstrip demand.

The Society has an exciting sponsorship deal with Ecofly, a company specialising in a garlic-based non withdrawal, natural product for which we welcome volunteers to trial.

Whilst we love showing top-end pedigree sheep, we must never forget that the commercial market should be the backbone of our trade so we must promote our breed not as show ponies but as viable, commercially successful sheep with good skins, locomotion and carcasses. Both Bleu du Maine and Millennium Bleus hold their own and punch above their weight commercially.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Becky and Jane for their efforts throughout and year working tirelessly for the breed and look forward to seeing you all this summer.

Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society 18th April 2022

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