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National Flock Competition2022
22/07/2022
Following the success of the National Flock Competition run in previous years, Council is delighted to announce that the Society is running the competition again this year and it is open to all members throughout the U.K. and Ireland.   The competition has been very generously funded by the Whitcombe family of Hampshire in memory of one of the breed's best known and most dedicated enthusiasts, Mrs. Rosemary Whitcombe.  The first prize of an O...
Welsh Section BL Get Together
16/06/2022
SAVE THE DATE - On Sunday 21st August 2022 Nick and Katie Summerfield (Summerfields Flock BL B19) are kindly hosting a Welsh Section Border Leicester Get Together day at their farm in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. It is hoped there will be activities (clipping demonstrations, judging taster) on the day and particularly welcome potential and new members to come along. After the great success of the open day last year at Millend and Atok to celebrate 125...
Willie Blackhall
13/01/2022
It is with great sadness that the Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders announces the passing of William Blackhall of the Deeside flock. One of five brothers their father John had a small flock of Borders in 1937. William’s earliest memories of the breed were in1945 at the age of ten feeding tup  hoggs on the way to school. The Deeside flock was formed in the early sixties, a former council member and stalwart of the breed, his enthusiasm c...
125 Anniversary Arrangements
07/07/2021
Our exciting plans to celebrate 125 years of the Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders. All these events will take place on Saturday 7th August in Borderway Auction Mart by kind permission of Harrison & Hetherington. Our exciting plans to celebrate 125 years of the Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders. All these events will take place on Saturday 7th August in Borderway Auction Mart by kind permission of Harrison & Hetherington. Soc...
Welcome To Our New Website!
15/08/2020
We have upgraded our site, feel free to have a look around! New features include a new interactive map which shows the location of our members to help you locate breeders near you! We also have a "Meet the council" section to let you learn a bit more about the team.  we are always looking for new content and features for our website and facebook site so if you have anything interesting you wish to share please feel free to forward to us. ...
Borders on TV
13/08/2020
Members Frank and Georgia Hunter from Piperhole flock in Cumbria will be featuring on the BBC programme This Farming Life over the next few weeks. Be sure to tune in to see if you can spot their Borders.  ...
New Secretary Details
16/03/2020
Please note that Colin Douglas has taken over from Bronwyn Campbell as Secretary of the Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders from Monday 16th March.  As many of you already know Colin was Secretary from 1986 to 1998 and he knows many of you very well.  He was delighted to be asked to take the position on again and well remembers you all as a friendly happy group. Colin is aware of just how far the Society has come in terms of its record k...