There is a New Zealand sheep farmer in our group and we have been discussing sheep breeds. The Kiwis have developed their own sheep breeds. He has Romney x Border Leicestershire with a little Texcel and Finn Landrace. These are for meat. Border Leicester is Cheviot x Leicester. For fleece, it is Romney x Border Leicester with some Poll Dorset and Suffolk. It was a very interesting conversation. He indicated that the objective was to produce a more-or-less self-sufficient sheep which needed little looking after.
I told him about the Newbury coat exercise and he was duly appreciative. He says they do similar Sheep-to-shoulder exercises but with everyone knitting.
We have just had dinner and watched a belly dancer. Definitely not for me.