Friday, January 9, 2009

BFLBA Display

The BFLBA display table as photographed at the recent
Michigan Sheep Breeders Assoc. ~ Shepherds Weekend
I finally have a good picture of our Bluefaced Leicester and BFLBA Association display table after all these years!
Many thanks to Bill Duffield of 'Codan Suffolks', ONT, Canada.
The table was located just outside the lecture room doors so everyone attending the MSBA event stopped by to look it over and picked up items for further reading, as evidenced by the fact that the materials had to be replenished several times.
The display contains issues of 'The Blue News' (present & past), the breed trifold, copies of our 'members list', as well as a membership application form. It also has examples of white & natural colored fleeces, a handspun skein of yarn, and a BFL-mohair blend sock. This time I also added a handout card from the OPP Society, as well as having a copy of their OPP newsletter available to read.
There were lectures about utilizing a 3-way cross (aka ~ 3-Tier breeding system) for commercial sheep production so having the NAMSS Mule Sheep display right beside us helped get the message across about using the Bluefaced Leicester as a Maternal crossing sire.
For more information about the 3-Tier System you can visit the NAMSS website ( and their blog ( ).

Monday, January 5, 2009

OPP Society Newsletter

The OPP Concerned Sheep Breeders Society has published its most recent OPP newsletter to their website. It can be found by following the link below.