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.
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.
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.
and Top Price Coups for Smearsett Blue Leicesters2017-Feb-01
The Booth farming family, who run the Smearsett Blue Faced Leicester flock returned
to winning ways when responsible for both the gimmer hogg champion and in-lamb £3,000
top price achiever at Skipton Auction Mart.