I'm sure I join the rest of the list
membership in sincerely thanking you for having both begun as well as having
tirelessly and productively having maintained this most beneficial list for all
blackbelly sheep lovers. Your encouragement and good information helped many of
us get a good start with this magnificent animal, as well as provided us all
with an excellent shared medium for discussion and mutual assistance.
While the list will no longer be up, I'm sure our associations made on the list
Thanks very much, again, Carol.
Erik Christy, Oregon
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> 1. Times change and it is time to close the Listserv (Carol Elkins)
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> Dear Listserv members,
> The Blackbelly Listserv was first created in 2001, and it has served
> a vital role in helping stabilize both the Barbados Blackbelly and
> American Blackbelly sheep breeds. It has provided a meeting place for
> a friendly community of breeders to discuss problems, answer
> questions, and generally provide support to each other.
> Messages have decreased considerably during the last two years,
> largely due to newer social media tools such as Facebook that can
> better serve member needs. This is as it should be---after all, this
> Listserv was born because in 2001 the only resource available to
> breeders was a clunky bulletin board.
> It is time to move on, so I will be shutting the Blackbelly Listserv
> down on October 1, 2017. You will always be able to search the
> group's archives at
> It has been a privilege working with the oldtimers who have
> contributed their time by responding to list messages and the newbies
> who were courageous enough to ask questions. It has been a joy
> working with such a great group of friendly and helpful people. We
> have never had a serious disagreement; no one has ever been flamed or
> gotten out of line. What a great group of people you are!
> So my heartfelt thank you to each of the 265 current members in this
> list. I wish you continued success with your blackbelly sheep. There
> is no more beautiful sheep in this world than a blackbelly
> sheep--regardless of which blackbelly breed it is.
> Carol Elkins
> List owner
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