Leicester

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Leicester

an English longwool breed of polled, meat sheep, with wool 32 to 38 microns. It has been used to produce many subsidiary breeds, e.g. corriedale.
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It was one of the highlights of a sale that topped at 7,000gns after a tug-of-war battle between two Scottish brothers over a Border Leicester tup.
They keep 700 Welsh Mountain ewes at Fodwen, with the Halfbreds and Border Leicesters at home with their 150 Holstein-Freisans.
We found that the Border Leicesters gained well under these primitive conditions.
The top-priced shearling made pounds 8,000 and the top lamb pounds 5,000 - dwarfing the figures recorded at the first sale in 1838, when 120 Border Leicester and Cheviots made a total of pounds 700, with an average of just under pounds 6.
Once a schoolboy showman, with a small flock of Border Leicesters, his eye was drawn to the "showy" breed with its distinctive black and white markings.
It's the lambing season at Geirn farm, Carmel, near Llannerchymedd, making it a busy time for the former bank worker, husband Richard and their children The couple, who run 130 Border Leicesters, 110 Zwarbles and 300 beef cattle, are vying for a national silage award, having won the North Wales Tir Glas award.
This year the 168th ram sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters sold for between pounds 3 a pounds 4 each compared with last year's average of pounds 427.