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Commercial livestock, ewes, rams and sheep from Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm

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Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm  specialises in breeding commercial livestock such as ewes, rams, sheep and lambs. Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm has extensive knowledge about Border Leicester breeds and sheep and cattle rearing. Commercial livestock, ewes, rams and sheep from Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm

Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm was established in 1914 and started its operation by purchasing 10 ewes and one ram from Australia's Border Leicester flock of J. A. Cochrane, Geelong. Later, Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm started purchasing other sheep from well known studs. One such significant improvement came with the purchase of rams from New Zealand. Through these rams, Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm was able to produce sheep which displayed a good amount of fleece.

Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm crossed the Border Leicester breed with the Merino ewes to breed first-cross mothers. The first cross mothers were required to produce prime lambs. However, though the New Zealand sheep displayed increased wool weight, they were lacking in style.

Later, Kelso Border Leicester Stud Farm imported rams from well known Scottish breeders to improve both style and bone. The rams were crossed with second generation homebred sheep to get the desired ram.

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