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Robert Bakewell

(1725—1795) stock breeder and farmer


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(1725–95).

Bakewell was one of the pioneers of the agricultural revolution as a result of his animal breeding activities at Dishley, near Loughborough, particularly the ‘New Leicester’ breed of sheep. He selected more rigorously than other landlords and was more sophisticated in the choice of animals he selected from.

Subjects: British History.


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