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At this weeks Bluefaced Leicester Council meeting it was decided that due to rising costs Mulebook will be take off line early next year unless Mulebook members and Breed Association members can make a case to keep it.

 

This discussion group has been set up on Mulebook to gather opinion, if you feel Mulebook is a thing of the past and should be let go please join the discussion. If you feel Mulebook is a good worthwhile serves that would be missed please get on to Mulebook a tell us or it will end early next year.

 

Please get involved in this discussion what ever your views are.vv

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Think it has been great but even us old lads have joined facebook now and that has taken over . Thanks for things over last few years enjoyed looking at other people's stock and thoughts
Agree with Ian about facebook taking over, is there a way to set up a page on facebook that everybody can post there pics on without someone needing to share them onto it all the time? There are still quite a few without facebook tho, and where mulebook has the advantage is you don't need to be a member to have a look! shame to see it go!

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It wont be scraped as long as plenty people say they want it continued

Craig Thornborrow said:

Agree with Ian about facebook taking over, is there a way to set up a page on facebook that everybody can post there pics on without someone needing to share them onto it all the time? There are still quite a few without facebook tho, and where mulebook has the advantage is you don't need to be a member to have a look! shame to see it go!

I agree Facebook is there and a lot are using it maybe a "mulebook group" on there could be the answer, as on here it is quite good it is all in one place, and you don't really need to be friends with other ppl on here or a member on the site you can still see photos etc. There was that " bluefaced Leicester the daddy of them all" but that's gone as well. 

Andy. 

You can set up groups on Facebook that can be joined so pics etc wouldn't need to be put all over the public news feeds.

I am a member of the Suffolk club also and they have a page on Facebook for us breeders called 'Suffolk Sheep Breeders', people post pictures from around the shows or discussions like Embryo work or new laws! Then there are separate pages created for the big females sales, equivalent to our Hawes or Carlisle sales which exhibitors put their pictures up on. I know plenty of people that have bought at sales over the phone from seeing the pictures on the Facebook pages! You would need to create separate pages though for the big sales as all the sale pictures on the society breeders page would be very hard to keep up with along with the discussions and show pictures!! Would need to be set up as a group as opposed to a page so members could post pictures themselves like Craig mentioned above!!

I am not on Facebook and I would be very sorry to see Mulebook closed as I have enjoyed seeing pictures of rams for sale, rams purchased and lambs born in spring to different rams. I check Mulebook page regularly to see if there are new items posted.

It would be a shame to see it stop. Been to busy to put many pictures on resently, but always have a look to see what is fresh on mulebook
What are the rising costs?
I can't imagine that they are very high and the blue face leciester soicety spends money on publicity and mulebook has a place. As been said before Facebook is fine but your posts only reach your friends and on here your post reach everyone interested. I don't think that the society can ever have too much publicity for itself and its members.
The Mulebook subscription is priced in US Dollars, up until now it has been $250 per year which came to £180 last year. This year it is to double to $500 which at todays exchange rate would come to around £400, though when it was being discussed initially it was before the US election and the exchange rate then was much lower and it would have came to nearer £500. So the cost will probably be somewhere just over £400 per year

I think it would be a pity to see it go and at less than a £1 per member of Mulebook it doesnt seem very expensive per person.

I like to look through old photos too . If mule book were to stop they'd be lost

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