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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The second highest sale price of 4,800gns went to Anglesey breeder Myrfyn Roberts for his Blue-Faced Leicester lamb
Try this one: One of his proud predecessors and a noted Blue-faced Leicester breeder, the late Jimmy Herdman of Edlingham, bumped into Charlie Symonds who farmed Attonburn in the Beaumont Valley and had bought two expensive rams from Jimmy a year or two earlier.
22 with 18 Blue-faced Leicester shearlings, followed by Redhead and Watson's average of pounds 1,316.
FOR anyone who wants their winter woollies to come with a completely clear conscience, ethical label Makepiece has an undyed blue-faced Leicester wool scarf, with organic cotton binding.
I was telling my old pal about Young Neil's sheep and asked what happened to persuade farmers to ditch the old popular breeds like the Blue-faced Leicester in favour of the Dutch Texel.
The project, undertaken by MLC with Defra, the Institute of Rural Sciences, SAC and ADAS, has involved the detailed evaluation of the performance of seven annual lamb crops from nearly 2,600 Scottish and Welsh mule ewes bred from Blue-faced Leicester rams of known genetic merit for carcase quality.