Bleu Du Maine - Mild mannered, milky & maternal
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NSA South West Events inc SW Young Shepherd Competition - October 2021
24/09/2021
On Saturday the 2nd October the NSA will be holding a farm walk and south west young shepherd event at Gupworthy Farm, Wheddon Cross, Somerset, TA24 7DA with the kind permission of the Webber family. If any budding young shepherds would like to take part in the competition please send a completed entry form to Ian May ([email protected]). The competition starts at 11am and the farm walk will start at 1:30. The prize giving, refreshments ...
Westmorland County Show Results
17/09/2021
Judge: Mr John Page SHEARLING RAM: 1st Laine Daff GWB20 1849   RAM LAMB: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Pam Parker   EWE: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Laine Daff  BLG19 465   GIMMER SHEARLING: 1st Jonathan Stables  2nd Jonathan Stables 3rd Laine Daff BLG20 485 4th Pam Parker   GIMMER LAMB: 1st Neil Millar 2nd Jonathan Stables   GROUP: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Laine Daff   CHAMPION: Jonathan Stables Aged Ewe RESERVE CHAMPION:  ...
A Wonderful Day for all at the ERNFORD Open Day
13/09/2021
The Society are extremely grateful to the McInnes Skinner family for the exceptional amounts of time and wffort put in to hosting their Open Day on Saturday. Updateds of the event were posted to Social Media throughout the day but as a flavour: we were welcomed to Booters Hall Farm with an excellent breakfast and plenty of machinery to have a look at and guess the weight & stockjudging competitions. We then jumped on to buses and began the tour...
Message to all our members and friends from our Chair, Sally Shone.

What a scorcher of a trade!

We hope you all feel that this year's new look National Show & Sale was a resounding success. So much so, we have have already booked the 5pm show the evening before for next year.

None of this could ever happen without the team of individuals behind the scenes. In no particular order, we need to thank:

  • Our judges, William Baillie (CALLA) and Alice Mullen Shanks (INVERESK)
  • A special thank you to Heather and The Team at Harrison & Hetherington
  • To Catering staff at The Auctioneer for the wonderful meal
  • Wayne Hutchinson; as always
  • Richard Pilkington and the Millennium boys with their tup trolley, who worked tirelessly at the end of a long day to ensure we had the photographs needed so we can all benefit from future advertising
  • All the people who bid and were underbidders; you really made the trade
  • Please note, the show has been booked for 5pm the evening before again for next year

At last the rams have broken the 2,000gns mark, not once but twice. A huge congratulations to Haydon House Partners and to Kenny O'Connor for achieving 3,500gns and 3,400gns respectively.

The whole sale had a great vibe. One thing that was obvious was that quality really does sell. Averages across the board were up from last year, despite a near doubling of numbers. Let's keep that quality rising and not become complacent as Buyers are discerning.

I hope you all felt that new format worked. Please let us know your views. Personally, I felt there was a lovely atmosphere and the post-judging gathering allowed for us to catch up with old friends in a relaxed atmosphere and more people had the chance to peruse the sheep in the pens.

 Our next event we look forward to is the Open Day kindly hosted by The McInnes Skinner family on Saturday 11th September. Please RSVP by 31st August to Becky ([email protected]).

Sally Shone ,Chair - Bleu du Maine Sheep Society 14th August 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