Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
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Year letter for 2022
13/01/2022

If you are naming your lambs the Year Letter for 2022 is W. Lots of choice!!!

Scrapie Monitoring for Export - 31st December Deadline
20/12/2021
Flock masters wishing to export breeding sheep and goats throughout the EU may have their flock or herd monitored under the provisions of the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme administered by SRUC Veterinary Services. Registered flocks and herds undergo an annual flock inspection by the official vet, obey the biosecurity rules and brains from all adult fallen stock should be screened for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). Flocks gain Con...
Scrapie Monitoring & Export to Northern Ireland Webinar & Live Q&A.
07/12/2021
A webinar and live Q&A covering scrapie requirements for export of sheep and goats to Northern Ireland, including the new temporary Scrapie Qualifying Status, with a panel attended by SRUC, DAERA and Defra. Monday 13th December 2021, 12noon Via a Microsoft Teams meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Join with a video conferencing device [email protected] Video Conference ID: 122 737 719 3 Alter...
Coming Up Next On Our Calendar
Shropshire County Show
28/05/2022
NSA ScotSheep
01/06/2022
Royal Three Counties Show
17/06/2022
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

2021 has carried on where 2020 left off. Without sounding boring the Bleu Du Maine has flown even higher. 

Everything is up again; Membership numbers, registrations, sale prices - we are on a high.

This is testament to the quality of sheep and the increased promotion that we do.

We have celebrated the Millennium Bleu coming of age this year and hope you all enjote the gatehring at the Carlisle National Sale which gave the opportunity for us all to meet and reminisce and look forward.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the McInnes Skinner family for hosting the first of many Open Days; this was a huge undertaking and was carried out to an exceptionally high standard.

With no NSA sheep events in 2021 it was great to attend Borderway Expo in Carlisle. We would like to thank Jamie Taylor for once again providing excellent sheep which created a real buzz and thank you Becky for manning the ship on a very long day. On this note, we look forward to a flock visit to Jamie Taylors in 2022 for the next of our Open Days. I think we are due a treat!

I think normality beckons and so we can look forward to shows and NSA sheep event again next year as we continue to push the breed ever upwards. We also plan to run targette advertising alongisde varying other promotional opportunities as they arise in order to benefit all members.

On that note, I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a successful lambing 2022.

Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society 10th December 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