The Border Leicester developed in the Scottish Borders, is an old established breed whose ancestry can be traced back for 250 years. They were developed by Robert Blakewell (1726-95) one of the most famous of old English sheepbreeders.

Imported to Australia in 1871, it now has by far the largest number of stud flocks.

Rams are used to cross with the Merino, the resulting (first cross) ewes being keenly sought after for prime lamb mothers, combining the meat producing quality of the Border Leicester with the wool of the Merino.

They are easily identified with a distinctive Roman nose and bare points (no wool on head and legs).

They are universally found throughout Australia and in many parts of the world.

Breed Contact:
The Australian Border Leicester Association Inc.
Secretary: Mr. Ian Carr
Address: PO Box 316, Keith SA 5267
Phone: 08 8756 6030; Mobile: 0438 566 030