English Leicester

Association of Australia

The English Leicester

The English Leicester is a large framed longwool sheep that has been part of the Australian sheep industry for almost 200 years.

Breed Description

Long lustrous locks

The English Leicester has a unique soft handling, lustrous fleece. It is highly valued by todays hand spinners, weavers and textile artists alike.


A remarkable history

One of the a few true pure breeds, the English Leicester played a central role in to the evolution of the modern sheep industry.

Breed history

Contact us

Our members are always happy to help with advice or queries about sheep or fleece.

Member directory

Photo Gallery

We love our sheep! Browse through our gallery of English Leciester photos.

Photo gallery

E & P Stephenson Trophy

Awarded annually to the Supreme English Leicester Exhibit at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Trophy winners

Leicester Lowdown

Read our annual newsletter

The English Leicester Association of Australia

Objectives, office bearings, contact details, membership.

Association details


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