Getting the judge's nod was a Blue-faced Leicester
ram lamb bred by Elfyn Owen, Ffridd Arw, Llanddoged, who also secured the Welsh Mule title.
The very best is from a pure Blue-Faced Leicester
His extensive knowledge of the Swaledale and Blue-faced Leicester
bloodlines has resulted in Morley Hill stock being prize winners at livestock auctions throughout the North of England.
Ch & R: DP May, Derwen Green, Four Crosses, Llanymynerch.
BODY AND WOOL: Blue-Faced Leicester
breeder Brenda Lelli from Michigan, USA, casts an expert eye over the top quality tups at the NSA ram sale at Builth Wells
A strong entry of 235 Blue-faced Leicester
Rams will be offered in Ring 17 under the experienced gavel of senior auctioneer Trevor Simpson.
Welsh ewes are put to a blue-faced Leicester
ram to produce mules while the mule ewes are mostly put to Texel or Suffolk tups to provide fat lambs.
, T G & P M Jarman,Newtown; res.
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.
The Halls of Lilyburn Firth achieved the day's top average of pounds 1,912.22 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.