Sheep breeds, Leicester long wool, Western Australia
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THE Leicester sheep, often referred to in Australia as the "English" Leicester to distinguish it from its relative, the Border Leicester, is the oldest of the improved British breeds.
Its development from the nondescript local sheep marked an advance in stockbreeding technique which did much to make Britain famous as the "stud-farm of the world."
Mallett, J A.
"Famous sheep breeds. 3. The Leicester,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss3/7