Other entries are Border Leicester
with 81, North Country Cheviot with 56, Blue Texels with 40, Berrichon with 37, Dutch Texels with 21, Hampshire Downs with 18, Poll Dorset with 11, Vendeen with 10, Roussin with 6 and Oxford Down with 5."
They keep 700 Welsh Mountain ewes at Fodwen, with the Halfbreds and Border Leicesters
at home with their 150 Holstein-Freisans.
"We found that the Border Leicesters gained well under these primitive conditions.
They bought their first Border Leicesters strictly for working and training their dogs, which they compete in sheep dog trials.
7,000gns Border Leicester
tup from Scotsman Jim Brown |
Mr Brown, like his father before him, also breeds Border Leicesters which he records.
He was a founder member of the Border Leicester Signet Sire Reference Scheme.
The top-priced shearling made pounds 8,000 and the top lamb pounds 5,000 - dwarfing the figures recorded at the first sale in 1838, when 120 Border Leicester
and Cheviots made a total of pounds 700, with an average of just under pounds 6.
Other society sale rings include two each for Charolais (546 entries) and Bluefaced Leicesters (868) and one for Border Leicesters
Once a schoolboy showman, with a small flock of Border Leicesters
, his eye was drawn to the "showy" breed with its distinctive black and white markings.
This year the 168th ram sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters
sold for between pounds 3 a pounds 4 each compared with last year's average of pounds 427.13p for 5,717 sold, an 88% clearance from the entry of 6,932.
It was the 160th Kelso Ram Sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters
sold for between pounds 3 and pounds 4 each, compared with the 2002 sales average of pounds 403.52p for over 5,300 sold.
This is the 160th Kelso Ram Sale since the first in 1838 when 120 Cheviot and Border Leicesters
sold for between pounds 3 and pounds 4 each compared with last year's average of pounds 403.52 for over 5,300 sold.
A former county chairman and county treasurer with Flint YFC,he is a member of the Welsh Half Bred Association and has been the only Welsh president of the Border Leicester
Sheep Breeders Association.