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 family's involvement with Halfbreds began in 1959 when John, then aged 16, and his father Glyn took possession of two Border Leicester rams from Scotland.
They bought their first Border Leicesters strictly for working and training their dogs, which they compete in sheep dog trials.
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.
There are 635 Bluefaced Leicesters, 418 Charollais, 326 Lleyn, 132 Beltex, 140 North Country Cheviot, 129 Border Leicester, 38 from four other pure breeds and 311 crosses.
I won the Border Leicester championship at the Royal Welsh but perhaps my fondest memory is of winning the St Asaph Border Leicester ram sale for the sixth time in succession, in 2000.
It was the 160th Kelso Ram Sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters sold for between pounds 3 and pounds 4 each, compared with the 2002 sales average of pounds 403.
This is the 160th Kelso Ram Sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters sold for between pounds 3 and pounds 4 each compared with last year's average of pounds 403.