All I knew was that. All I knew was that. A yearling ewe is around 64 kg (141 lb). Our association is experiencing some exciting growth, both in membership and numbers of sheep registered. Border Leicesters are reliable, hardy, pleasant sheep with sweet personalities.  The breed was imported into New Zealand in 1859, and after refrigeration was introduced in the 1880s, the Border Leicester was used as a crossing sire to produce heavyweight lambs and wether mutton. The Border Leicester is a dual purpose breed of sheep, producing both meat and wool. All Rights Reserved. The sheep are normally shorn twice a year when the wool has reached a length of around 100 m… Website Designed & Maintainted by Banner Publications©2016-2018. our Membership Directory page for more information about joining. I knew very little about sheep, even less about Border Leicesters at that time. The Border Leicester is a very versatile crossing sire capable of producing both quality ewe lambs for breeding and prime wether lambs suitable for today's challenging market. The live weight of a mature Border Leicester ram is in the range of 140–175 kg (309–386 lb) and a mature ewe 90–120 kg (200–260 lb). The Border Leicester sheep is a dual-purpose breed of domestic sheep originated from United Kingdom. We invite you to join us! Halfbred females are sought after across the UK as flock replacements. Lean, tender lamb and premium fleece that tops the hand spinning market keeps customers coming back for more. The Border Leicester first came to the attention of the great showman Arthur George of The Border Leicester is the sire of the halfbred female when they are crossed with hill ewes. Our sheep are handled daily, their fleeces are covered 24/7 throughout their lives with us except for a few weeks at lambing time. Ram used this year - Doulton Krakatoa, Mearns Noah, Hildenley Jensen, Doulton Louis Pongo, Hildenley Otto Association by application and payment of an annual membership fee. Our fleeces are award-winning since 2010 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This wool, though, is prized by spinners because of the crimp and lustre. Name of the breed came from the fact that their birthplace is near the border of Scotland with their foundation stock being Dishley Leicester rams. They grow, process and sell this rare breed, slaughter free, Border Leicester pure British wool in 4ply, DK and Aran weight yarns in a spectrum of tempting shades. It has a long and dignified history, and was developed in 1767 in Northumberland, England . I knew very little about sheep, even less about Border Leicesters at that time. The Doulton Flock Story Our story begins way back in 1997 when I bought a couple of rare breed, British Border Leicester ewe lambs from Lanark Auction Mart. In dual-purpose systems, first cross lambs are generated from Merino ewes being bred to a terminal sire. The incident is thought to have happened between 1 and 7 October 2020, North Yorkshire Police said. Prime lambs are typically second cross produced from crossbred ewes (e.g. The Border Leicester also has a longer loin and leaner meat than many sheep of its size. The Border Leicester is a dual purpose breed of sheep, producing both meat and wool. We hope that both members and those just looking into Border Leicester sheep will find this website to be useful. The American Border Leicester Association (ABLA) was founded in 1973 to promote and register Border Leicester sheep in the United States and Canada. Our story begins way back in 1997 when I bought a couple of rare breed, British Border Leicester ewe lambs from Lanark Auction Mart. the Welsh Halfbred ewe. Border Leicester × Merino) that have been mated with a terminal sire or meat sheep breed, such as Suffolk and Poll Dorset. The Border Leicester Sheep is the twin purpose of domestic sheep descended from the United Kingdom.