Leicester

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Synonyms for Leicester

a largely agricultural county in central England

an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England

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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.
Highland, Dexter, Limousin, Shorthorn and Simmental Cattle, Suffolk, Texel, Swaledale, Blue-faced Leicester and Mule Sheep judging are among the events lined up at Wolsingham Show, which is believed to be England's oldest agricultural show.
Local farmers took sheep breed championships and reserves in the British Bleu Du Maine, Wensleydale, Blue-faced Leicester, Vendeen and Hebridean classes.
Mr Wearmouth, of Rose Hill, Eastgate-in-Weardale, took the new prize with a homebred blue-faced Leicester shearling gimmer.