Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
News
Message to all members and friends of the Society
22/05/2020
I sit here in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic and write unapologetically using all the clichés and new phrases we now see as normal. We are living in unprecedented ,extraordinary and positively scary times .As farmers in many ways we live in our own little bubble of relative safety but no one is unaffected by this crisis .I cannot talk to you about shows we are going to be doing ,events we will attend or even about meeting you all through th...
TOP PRICE AT £115.50 FOR SARAH BURNETT - across two sections!
19/05/2020
Bleu du Maine x and Millennium Bleu x lambs topped the day, achieving £115.50 for Sarah Burnett at Shrewsbury Livestock Market. Sarah took top honours in both the Lights at 39.0kgs and the Mediums at 40.0kgs. Congratulations Sarah! Another day, another success story for the Bleu! ...
TOP PRICE TWO WEEKS RUNNING FOR BURES FARM PARTNERS!
18/05/2020
5th May: 251.5ppk to £131.00 for Millennium Bleu Lambs 12th May: £138.00 for a pair of Bleu du Maine Lambs Great to have yet another string of successes in the commercial market! Congratulations to the McInnes Skinner Family! ...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
Northumberland County Show - CANCELLED
25/05/2020
Suffolk Show - CANCELLED
27/05/2020
Staffordshire County Show - CANCELLED
27/05/2020
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

I sit here in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic and write unapologetically using all the clichés and new phrases we now see as normal.
We are living in unprecedented ,extraordinary and positively scary times .As farmers in many ways we live in our own little bubble of relative safety but no one is unaffected by this crisis .I cannot talk to you about shows we are going to be doing ,events we will attend or even about meeting you all through the Summer.
Sheep however are oblivious to all of this and we all are resourceful and adaptable people, so adapt we must .Becky has done a marvellous job keeping our breed prominent. She and many members attended a record number of sheep events last year and added new ones including Expo at Carlisle.  We rely on you as members to send us photos , articles and good news stories for us to promote on the website ,on social media, advertising and other platforms.
At the time of writing a form of the Premier sale may well go ahead but not as we know it  ,with social distancing ,one way systems, online bidding and probably limited people in the ring. I will keep you informed every step of the way and will try my best to speak to as many members as possible for your views and thoughts.
I urge you to look to every way possible to sell your stock as times are uncertain and ever changing. We are updating the sales page on your website to encourage and facilitate one to one sales. Look at Sell my Livestock, ,social media ,newspaper advertising and online sales. Be prepared to have to adapt to changes and sell if the opportunity arises.
The AGM will almost certainly be virtual gathering via Zoom ,we will keep you updated regarding this and the council has already had one successful meeting in this format.
Forward thinking to next year we plan a big 21st birthday for the Millennium Bleu with hopefully a couple of Open days .We will relaunch the National Show and will attend many NSA events .
I ask you all to keep safe and look forward to seeing you all soon
Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society  22nd May, 2020.

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