He was first introduced to shearing by a neighbour whilst wrapping fleeces - in between showing his Bluefaced Leicester sheep
on the summer circuit with brother Dion.
Mr Pirie breeds around 250 Bluefaced Leicester sheep
and Scottish Mules.
The second dispersal of the day was the entire flock of traditional Blue Faced Leicester sheep
from S Bryson, Kilfaddoch which were keenly sought after.
Caption: TOP: Border Leicester sheep
are one of three Leicester breeds.
Livestock exhibitors at this year's show include Bird Farm Alpacas; Ystrad from Wales, whose traditional British breeds and their cross-bred lambs are bred for their fleeces; the RyelR and Flock Book Society, promoting the use of this t ancient breed's wool and yarn; Pure Welsh showcasing wool from their flock of Llanwenogs; the Shetland Sheep Society, showing how this t breed has fine fleeces in many colours and patterns; Home Farm Wensleydales, who breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep
for their wool and Pickwick Flock with rare breed pedigree Cotswold sheep, producing high lustre silk-like spinning fleeces.
The Ridley family, who are renowned Bluefaced Leicester sheep
breeders, did Stu - a keen showman himself - proud at this week's Northumberland County Show.
Proudly showing off some fine examples of Pedigree Border Leicester sheep
were nine-year-old Leon Hayes and his sister Katie-Rose Hayes, six.
9: Farm open day, "Performance recording of Bluefaced Leicester sheep
", Myfyrian Isaf, Gaerwen, Anglesey, 2pm.
As marriage, family and farming commitments took up more of his time, he retired from the saddle and turned his attention to breeding Bluefaced Leicester sheep
Handlers around the country commonly use Border Leicester sheep
or crosses derived from Border Leicesters.
A FARMER is fighting to save his famous flock of Bluefaced Leicester sheep
after being told that they will be slaughtered within days.
Charlottesville, VA 22911 e-mail: MangManor@aol.com (Moorit and gray starter flocks, fleeces, finished wool items) Martha McGrath Deer Run Sheep Farm HC 72, Box 14D Franklin, WV 26807 e-mail: email@example.com http://www.agdomain.com/web/blacksheep/ (Colored and white Coopworth/Bluefaced Leicester sheep
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