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Masham Sheep Fair
24/02/2020
This unique event takes place at the end of September and this year's Bleu judge is Stan Kilby from Worcestershire.  ...
RamCompare Update!
13/01/2020
  An update from RamCompare, boasting the following highlights: BURFORD Hercules - Top 1% for Eight Week Weight, Scan Weight & Muscle Depth EBV's RUMWELL Open World - Featured in the Top 10 rams in the new Days to Slaughter EBV WHINHOLME Platinum - Nominated with excellent scan figures, results for his lamb crop are expected in April. Full report here: /​workspace/​docs/​2019-​ramcompare-​update-​for-​bleu-​du-​maine-​sheep-​society.​pdf ...
Langley media star!
10/01/2020
Former Bleu du Maine breeder John Davison of Lough Green seems to be creating more publicity with the breed, as the local paper has now published the story of Robin Oliver and the article he did about John's dispersal.  The link is here https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/features/18142747.historic-day-life-langley-farmer-captured-camera/ ...
Liver Fluke Survey - Win a Luxury Fortnum & Mason hamper!
06/01/2020
  We have been contacted by  Rebecca Hoyle who is currently a PhD student working at the University of Liverpool with Prof Jane Hodgkinson, Prof Diana Williams and Dr Jennifer Duncan.  This is what she says... Liver fluke is a common disease in sheep and cattle in the UK. Rumen fluke is an emerging disease and has been linked to fatal outbreaks. As part of our research into these parasites an their control we have produced a short online surve...
2020 Subscriptions
06/01/2020
Just a little reminder about 2020 subscriptions. Firstly, no increase in our society charges for 2020!  Those of you who have standing orders set up dont need to do anything, you will receive a VAT receipt in February for the amount paid.  Those members who prefer to pay by cash/cheque please pay as soon as possible, we do not send invoices out, just a receipt on payment.  We hope everyone is having a good lambing if you are one of the "early b...
Newsletter
06/01/2020
The Christmas 2019 Newsletter was posted to all members just before Christmas, in case you missed it amongst all the festivities you can view it here!  Best wishes to everyone for 2020 and a good lambing!  https://www.bleudumaine.co.uk/workspace/docs/christmas-newsletter-2019-1.pdf ...
Christmas Champion - with a difference!
27/12/2019
Many of you will recall that prior to the Langley Dispersal, artist Robin Oliver visited Lough Green and captured some great images.  We have just been notified that one of the images won " Favorite Image of the Year".  Please see the link below to see the whole story!!  https://www.robinoliverartist.co.uk/2019/12/Christmas-Day-Champion-image-as-chosen-by-you-from-the-Art-of-Farming-Project-2019/ ...
BBC programme
02/12/2019
NSA RESPONDS TO MISLEADING BBC DOCUMENTARY: Following the BBC’s airing of ‘Meat: A threat to our planet’ on Monday, NSA along with many other farming organisations and farmers, joined in criticism of the BBC. NSA produced a video for social media explaining the core differences between extensive sheep farming here in the UK, and the intensive systems shown on the programme. NSA has also been running a series of meetings around the UK to help pro...
Newark Winter Warmers Sale
22/11/2019
The dispersal of the Commercial section of the Ernford flock....... The catalogue is available to download  /​workspace/​docs/​winter-​warmers-​sale.​pdf ...
Percy Tait
21/11/2019
The  funeral will take place on Wednesday 4th December at 1.00pm at Vale Crematorium , Fladbury. The address is A44, Pershore WR10 2QR ...