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Grassroots - Essentail maintenance
12/08/2020
The Online Registry will be closed for a period for essential maintenance on Wednesday 9th September. ...
Grassroots Updates
05/08/2020
Some exciting developments are soon to be available to our members, with the new Grassroots app which is to be launced soon. Anyone will be able to download the Grassroots App and will pay a small monthly or annual fee for its use. (first month free then £1.99 a month or £14.99 per year). The app is the tool, it does not contain any data at the point it is downloaded. The Grassroots App user will be able to download the information about the li...
NEWHOUSES Smash £100 Barrier at Scots Gap!
03/08/2020
Bleu x lambs, grass reared at 45kgs sailed their way to £100 at Scots Gap mart this week! Congratulation to The Hall Family. ...
Draft AGM Minutes are Now Available!
31/07/2020
Please login in to the Members Resource Area of the website to view the Minutes of the AGM & Post AGM Council Meeting. ...
PREMIER SALE CATALOGUE IS NOW AVAILABLE!
29/07/2020
Friday 14th August 2020 Borderway Mart, Carlisle Please be aware of the Covid-19 regulations printed on the inside cover - you MUST register your attendance. A reminder to all Vendors: please email through your Lot photos and short videos to Becky, now that the catalogue is out, these will be promoted: [email protected] ...
New Council member elected
28/07/2020
Iwan Davies of the Cysgod Flock from Newcastle Emlyn has been elected to the Bleu du Maine Council along with William Baillie, Simon Norman and Stuart Goldie.Full details of all the Council members can be found under the Society icon. Ryan Wilson continues in his role as Young Members Ambassador and NI representative. ...
Di Tait
24/07/2020
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Di Tait on 23rd July. Di was a very private person, but she was hugely instrumental in the late Percy's Taits success, in all their business ventures. A great supporter of his sheep ventures, she was the lady that organised him and the sheep for many years until ill health took over.  A lovely soul, taken too soon, but back now with Percy. Our sincere sympathies go to her family and of course ...
MV Monitored Free Scheme from AXIOM
20/07/2020
A release from AXIOMM Sheep Health Schemes: "In order to recognise the lower risk of becoming infected with MV in an isolated flock we have introduced the option to carry out the flock test every second year (providing the flock has at least a two metre gap at all points between any neighbouring sheep flocks).   This scheme may appeal to members of the MV accreditation scheme who also have a commercial flock as the MV screening requirement of...
Annual General Meeting 2020
15/07/2020
Please find the Agenda for the Society's Annual General meeting which will take place via Zoom on 23rd July at 7.30pm. All details of how you join the meeting are on the Agenda, but you must be registered on the Members Resource Area to access the link to the meeting. Details of how you access the Members Resource area are also at the top of the agenda, if you havent already registered.  The 2019 accounts were published on this area several we...
I feel compelled to write this morning in response to a post that was placed on Social Media last night.
13/07/2020
  For 28 years now I have been breeding Bleu Du Maine sheep and like all of you I have had the lows, the highs and the in-betweens that is part and parcel of pedigree breeding We unlike commercial flock owners, are not simply satisfied with two lambs away and out, oh no we want a whole list of criteria to achieve the perfect (which never exists) specimen. Again, like all of you we who are still reading this, I have had dear tups, cheap tups, ...