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uk sheep     bluefaced leicester
Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Association
 
 
  The Bluefaced Leicester evolved from a breeding scheme, to develop the Longwool sheep in the 1700's, by Robert Bakewell. Originally known as the Dishly Leicester. The breed was developed over the next 200 years and became commonly known as the Hexham Leicester due to it's early concentration in the North of England.
 
     
 
uk sheep     border leicester
Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders
 
 
  Border Leicester sheep are the lineal descendants of the Dishley Leicesters made famous by Robert Bakewell of Dishley, Leicestershire (1726-95). For over 100 years, all pure-bred Border Leicesters (male and female) have been tattooed in both ears and registered in the official Flock Book of the Breed Society.
 
     
 
uk sheep     SuperBorders
SuperBorders
 
 
  $uperBorder$ are Border Leicesters with superior genes for lamb production. Breeders of $uperBorder$ rams are situated in most of the major sheep growing regions of Australia.
 
     
 
     

Bluefaced Leicester Sale Sees Increased Entries 2014-Sep-24
More than 800 ram lambs will be among almost 1,100 Bluefaced Leicesters going under the hammer in Carlisle at one of the breed’s biggest UK one-day sales.

Booths Seal Bluefaced Leicester Female Hat-trick 2014-Feb-03
The North Craven-based Smearsett flock clinched its third successive championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual registered show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester females.

Builth Ram Sale Returns Up on Last Year 2011-Sep-20
A buoyant trade with buyers ready to pay good prices for good sheep saw a top price of 6,800 guineas paid for a Bluefaced Leicester at the main NSA Wales and Border Ram sale at the Royal Welsh Showground on Monday 19 September.

Leading Bluefaced Leicester Lights Up Skipton Sale 2011-Feb-14
A gimmer hogg from Yorkshire farming family Ellis Brothers, of Addingham Moorside, Ilkley, took championship honours at the annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester females at Skipton Auction Mart.

 
 
 
 
     
 
jennifer mackenzie     Bluefaced Leicester Bluefaced Leicesters at the core  
 
  The Bluefaced Leicester is renowned for its prolificacy and mothering ability and as a crossing sire it is fundamental in producing the Mule, the core of the UK breeding flock.
 
     
 
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